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 High Strength Steel Development Los Alamos National Laboratory Los Alamos National Laboratory has developed an in-house capability to examine the effects of alloying and thermomechanical processing—including primary processing, heat-treatment, rolling, and...
Reliability and Mechanical Characterization and Analysis National Renewable Energy Laboratory The National Renewable Energy Laboratory researches and investigates advanced thermomechanical and reliability aspects within multilayered structures, performing comprehensive evaluations via...
Laboratory Information Management and High-throughput Materials Discovery Data Systems National Renewable Energy Laboratory The National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s Computational Science Center offers a data ecosystem to handle both experimental laboratory data (Laboratory Information Management, or LIMS) and high...
Predicting the Strength of Lightweight Alloys Using a Multiscale Approach Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory employs a multiscale strength model, where strength depends on pressure, strain rate, temperature, and evolving dislocation density, that has proven to be an...
Integrated Computational Materials Engineering Argonne National Laboratory Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME) codes are available to model phase formation in multicomponent alloys (Precipicalc), as well as phase-field codes for multicomponent phase...
Theory-Driven/Rapid Experimental Alloy Development Ames Laboratory Theory-Driven/Rapid Experimental Alloy Development (T-READ) is the unique Ames Lab capability that integrates recently developed high-throughput bulk alloy synthesis and characterization facilities...
Forming of Magnesium Alloys Oak Ridge National Laboratory Oak Ridge National Laboratory has a unique asymmetric rolling mill, equipped with warm rolls (up to 350°C) capable of shear rolling magnesium, aluminum, and steel sheet. Shear rolling can be used...
Test Machine for Automotive Crashworthiness Oak Ridge National Laboratory The Oak Ridge National Laboratory Composites Laboratory operates a unique servo-hydraulic Test Machine for Automotive Crashworthiness, or TMAC, to conduct progressive crushing tests on composite...
Manufacturing Demonstration Facility/Additive Manufacturing Oak Ridge National Laboratory Oak Ridge National Laboratory is working with additive manufacturing feedstocks, equipment manufacturers, and end users to revolutionize the way products are designed and built. The research and...
Materials Preparation Center Ames Laboratory The Materials Preparation Center (MPC) is a U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, Division of Materials Sciences & Engineering specialized research center...
Joining, Electron Beam, Laser Beam, and Brazing Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory provides varied capabilities related to materials joining, including microstructural evolution during thermal processing of metals and alloys, kinetics of non-...
Dynamic Transmission Electron Microscope Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory The Dynamic Transmission Electron Microscope, or DTEM, is a unique in situ electron microscope at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory that is designed to observe fast materials processes at the...
Electron Microscopy for Materials Characterization Pacific Northwest National Laboratory The materials science and characterization facilities at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory are home to a suite of high-resolution analytical microscopes that support characterization of base...
Evaluation of Mechanical Properties of Materials and Structures Oak Ridge National Laboratory The Mechanical Properties & Mechanics Group at Oak Ridge National Laboratory manages a large collection of mechanical testing equipment with capabilities to conduct uni- and multi-axial tests,...
Atom Probe Tomography (Cameca LEAP 3000) Sandia National Laboratories The Cameca LEAP 3000 atom probe is a voltage-pulsed instrument that allows three-dimensional atomic characterization of metals.
Solid-state Joining of Similar and Dissimilar Automotive Sheet Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Integrating state-of-the-art thermal control strategies with patented solid-state joining techniques, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory provides the largest team of coordinated researchers in...
Scalable Shear-assisted Consolidation and Extrusion of Bar, Tube, and Sheet Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has specialized equipment and staff expertise related to the scalability of shear-assisted processes, such as powder consolidation and direct/indirect extrusion...
Recycling and Molten Metal Quality Characterization Pacific Northwest National Laboratory For most casting processes, molten metal quality is important. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s capabilities include chemical and physical methods to clean molten metal and characterize...
Non-destructive Sheet Metal Inspection Pacific Northwest National Laboratory This capability contains eddy current electrical conductivity and flaw detector and ultrasound flaw, corrosion, and thickness detect sensors. Before or after sheet metal forming and heat treatment,...
Dynamic Transmission Electron Microscopy Pacific Northwest National Laboratory The Dynamic Transmission Electron Microscopy (DTEM) capability, housed within the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, is new, novel, and specially...
Multimodal Integrated Structural and Compositional Materials Analysis Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Located at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory houses an integrated set of sample handling, imaging, and analysis capabilities that enable a range...
X-ray Characterization of Materials Argonne National Laboratory Argonne National Laboratory provides various capabilities for x-ray characterization of materials that includes and array of instrumentation, including:Tomography using 1-ID, 2-BM, or 6-BM beamlines...
In Situ Corrosion Evaluations and Interfacial Analysis for Corrosion Mitigation Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Pacific Northwest National Laboratory has extensive experience in corrosion evaluations via in situ transmission electron microscopy (TEM), coupled with other surface analytical techniques such as...
Predicting the Formability of Lightweight Alloys Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have demonstrated experience in predicting formability of lightweight alloys, including magnesium sheet. A heated limiting dome height (LDH)...
Superplastic and Hot Gas Forming of Lightweight Alloys Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have demonstrated experience in developing the alloys, thermomechanical processing, die design, and forming process parameters used in...

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