LightMAT Capabilities

The LightMAT resource network contains capabilities from the U.S. Department of Energy National Laboratory system. This search function enables you to view and filter these capabilities within LightMAT.
 
Many of the capabilities listed on this page are user facilities managed by the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science. Each user facility has established processes for submitting a proposal and gaining access. Visit http://science.energy.gov/user-facilities/user-resources/getting-started for more information.

Capability National Lab Description
Advanced Non-Destructive Evaluation Idaho National Laboratory Idaho National Laboratory provides a suite of non-destructive evaluation (NDE) capabilities that span a range of techniques, from industry standards to advanced x-ray macro- and micro-scale computed...
Thermal Spray Coating/Deposition and Advanced In-Process Diagnostics Idaho National Laboratory U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) funding has supported development of a suite of thermal spray and diagnostic capabilities now reputed as one of the world’s most unique. These capabilities...
Physical and Mechanical Properties Testing for Demanding Environments Idaho National Laboratory Idaho National Laboratory can perform testing related to creep-fatigue, stress relaxation, and in situ crack growth at elevated temperatures in vacuum or controlled chemistry/gas environments.
Adaptive Resistance Welding of Aluminum Alloys Sandia National Laboratories Sandia National Laboratories has the ability and process understanding to use advanced wave synthesis to generate high direct current (DC) pulses coupled with a frictionless ram system that produces...
Permeation (x2) and Thermal Desorption Instruments Sandia National Laboratories Sandia National Laboratories features custom-built equipment for studying very low pressures of dissolved hydrogen or other isotopes in metals.
Peridigm Code for Peridynamic Modeling of Constitutive Response and Material Failure Sandia National Laboratories Peridigm is an open-source computational mechanics code based on peridynamics, a nonlocal extension of classical continuum mechanics that provides a consistent mathematical framework for modeling...
Hydrogen Effects on Materials Laboratory Sandia National Laboratories Specialized systems in the Hydrogen Effects on Materials Laboratory, known as HEML, allow characterization of structural materials under in-service conditions, such as hydrogen gas pressures up to...
Experimental Impact Mechanics for Material and Structure Characterization Sandia National Laboratories The Experimental Impact Mechanics Lab (EIML) at Sandia National Laboratories is capable of and highly active in research, development, and application work in dynamic mechanical characterization of...
Eddy Current Electrical Conductivity Tester Sandia National Laboratories The eddy current electrical conductivity tester offers non-destructive analysis of conductivity (relates to amount of solute content in aluminum).
Digital Image Correlation Engine Sandia National Laboratories Digital image correlation (DIC) is a non-contact means of measuring motion and full-field displacements using only digital images of the object studied. DIC also involves computing strains as a...
Thermal Characterization and Modeling of Materials/Interfaces National Renewable Energy Laboratory The National Renewable Energy Laboratory focuses on advanced thermal and thermomechanical aspects for materials and interfaces for numerous applications, and performs comprehensive evaluation through...
Materials from Liquid Precursors and Inert Atmosphere Materials Processing National Renewable Energy Laboratory The Atmospheric Processing Platform offers powerful capabilities with integrated tools for depositing, processing, and characterizing materials—all within an inert gas environment. The tool can...
High-throughput Experimental Capabilities for LightMAT Alloys National Renewable Energy Laboratory High-throughput experimental (HTE) capabilities include combinatorial synthesis, spatially resolved characterization, and semi-automated data analysis. Combinatorial synthesis features depositions of...
Electrochemical Characterization National Renewable Energy Laboratory The National Renewable Energy Laboratory offers a suite of characterization tools that include:Fundamental characterization (ionic conductivity, impedance spectroscopy, elemental mapping of reactive...
Non-Destructive Characterization and Evaluation Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory At Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s Non-Destructive Characterization Institute, staff research, design, and build novel systems and methods for government, industry, and academia to...
Phase-Field Modeling of Microstructure Evolution of Lightweight Materials Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory The mechanical properties and behaviors of lightweight metallic alloys are largely dictated by their microstructures at various length scales, ranging from nanoscale precipitate morphologies to...
Dislocation Core Engineering for Improved Mechanical Properties of Magnesium Alloys Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory The increased use of magnesium alloys in the automotive industry continues to drive intensive efforts to optimize/tailor their properties to various potential applications in cars. Finding an optimal...
Materials Implementation, Database, and Analysis Source Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory The web-based Materials Implementation, Database, and Analysis Source tool, known as MIDAS, allows users to explore strength models under a variety of conditions and compare the model parameters to...
Crystal Mechanics and Experiments Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory provides classical crystal plasticity models for cubic and hexagonal symmetry materials, which includes treatment of both dislocation-glide- and twinning-based...
Constitutive Strength Modeling Los Alamos National Laboratory Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Dynamic and Quasi-static Experimental Team has long-standing expertise in the development of fully parameterized Johnson-Cook, Zerilli-Armstrong, and mechanical...
Multiscale Experiments and Modeling of Metal Alloy Solidification Dynamics Los Alamos National Laboratory Los Alamos National Laboratory can provide experimentally validated solidification dynamics models, from the microscopic to macroscopic scales (timescales depend upon manufacturing processes). LANL...
Multiscale Process Modeling of Bulk Nanolaminates Los Alamos National Laboratory Computational models at Los Alamos National Laboratory can help guide the design of processing pathways for making stable bulk nanolaminate microstructures with tailored properties. The current model...
In Situ Characterization of Processing Los Alamos National Laboratory Proton, neutron, and x-ray probes are used for real-time process monitoring of phase transformations and microstructural evolution. As part of this capability, Los Alamos National Laboratory can...
Dynamic Performance Los Alamos National Laboratory Los Alamos National Laboratory provides the capability to evaluate high-strain rates and high-stress performance of materials in small-scale, integrated loading environments, which can include: sheet...
Bulk Fabrication of Damage-tolerant Layered Nanocomposites Los Alamos National Laboratory Los Alamos National Laboratory offers synthesis and performance evaluation of bulk nanocomposites fabricated using scalable thermomechanical technologies. LANL can synthesize kilograms of...

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