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
High Energy X-ray Diffraction with Crystal Plasticity Modeling Pacific Northwest National Laboratory High Energy X-ray Diffraction with Crystal Plasticity Modeling, or HEXRD-CP, is a computational tool for interpreting high-energy x-ray diffraction results and characterizing individual phase...
Phase-field Models for Microstructure Evolution Predictions Pacific Northwest National Laboratory The phase-field model (PFM) approach is a computational tool of predicting materials microstructure and property evolution under different thermal mechanical processes based on thermodynamic and...
Integrated Welding to Performance Simulations for Dissimilar Metals Joints Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Pacific Northwest National Laboratory offers an integrated manufacturing process simulation capability that can be used to predict the effects of different joining parameters on joint strength and...
Grain-level Flow Property Quantification with Micro/Nano Indentation Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Instrumented nano- and micro-indentation have been used to obtain elastic modulus and hardness of various materials. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory recently developed a unique capability by...
Integrated Forming Process Simulations-From Edge Preparation to Stretching and Hole Expansion Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Pacific Northwest National Laboratory provides an integrated manufacturing process simulation capability that can be used to predict the edge formability and hole expansion ratio for polycrystalline...
Prediction of Deformation Limits for Polycrystalline Materials under Different Straining Paths Pacific Northwest National Laboratory This is a microstructure-based modeling capability for predicting the deformation limits of polycrystalline materials under different straining paths. The model can be used to examine the effects of...
Prediction of Corrosion Resistance and Component Life With and Without Protective Coatings Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Pacific Northwest National Laboratory offers an integrated experimental/modeling capability that predicts oxide-scale (without coating) or subscale (with coating) growth, characterizes scale/coating...
Sheet Metal Formability Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Forming limit diagram (FLD) is an important tool to ascertain if a given sheet metal can be formed into a particular geometry. Formability of sheet metals can be influenced by material variables (...
Multi-camera and High-speed Imaging Systems for In Situ 3D Deformation Characterization Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Digital image correlation (DIC) is a data analysis method that analyzes the speckle pattern in an image sequence during deformation to determine the displacement and strain tensor at a given location...
Prototype Extrusion of Light Alloys Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have developed a unique capability to extrude powder, flake, and solid billets of novel alloys and composites. Extrusions on the order of 0.4- to...
Sheet Metal Tribology Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Formability of sheet metals is influenced by the friction between the sheet and dies, which, in turn, depend upon factors such as lubricant, temperature, pressure, sheet and die surface finish, etc....
High Strain Rate Forming, Testing and Processing Pacific Northwest National Laboratory This capability at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory comprises sheet metal forming, tension/compression testing, and solid-state joining, all performed at high strain rates. These tests are...
Rapid Solidification and Casting for High Strength/High Ductility Alloys and Composites Pacific Northwest National Laboratory More than 20 years of staff expertise in casting and solidification, in conjunction with Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s unique equipment, are employed to design and produce high-...
Light Materials Microstructural and Mechanical Characterization Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory Staff from Oak Ridge and Lawrence Livermore national laboratories compose an established materials characterization team with long-term experience in mechanical and microstructural measurements under...
High-performance Composite Nanomaterials via 3D Nanoprinting Argonne National Laboratory We are able to design and manufacture ultra-strong, lightweight composite materials with physical and mechanical properties on demand. The internal structure is designed digitally, according to the...
The High Temperature Materials Laboratory: Advanced Materials Characterization Oak Ridge National Laboratory The High Temperature Materials Laboratory (HTML) at ORNL is a national resource focused on technological and application-oriented materials characterization research. Key research areas include:...
Nanoscale In Situ Mechanical Testing Stage Los Alamos National Laboratory Mechanical properties unattainable via bulk testing can be explored and quantified with small-scale testing. For example, mechanical behavior of individual interfaces, small-scale particles, and low...
NREL High-Performance Computing Facility National Renewable Energy Laboratory NREL's high-performance computing (HPC) system and User Application, Data and Learning Support Capability enable researchers to exploit the potential of the largest HPC environment in the world...
Computational Materials Science and Chemistry of Alloys and Disordered Materials National Renewable Energy Laboratory This capability is for modeling disordered and metastable materials, including alloys and organic materials, at multiple fidelities from the atomistic to the mesoscale. The atomistic simulations...

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