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
Polymer & Composite Material Development and Additive Manufacturing Oak Ridge National Laboratory ORNL is on the forefront of polymer and composite materials research and additive manufacturing (AM) capabilities. The collaboration with the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing...
Stress-Corrosion Cracking/Corrosion Fatigue Evaluation of Target Structural Materials Oak Ridge National Laboratory Research involving stress-corrosion cracking (SCC) and corrosion fatigue (CF) is the most recent addition to ORNL's internationally recognized materials and corrosion research and development...
Synthesis, Processing/Manufacturing Capability, and Characterization Expertise in Polymer Sciences Oak Ridge National Laboratory ORNL has extensive capabilities relevant to synthesis of novel polymers, reactive extrusion, molding, and characterization. Synthesis usually is done in small (0.25 L) to bench-scale (2 L) batch...
High Rate and High Performance Joining of Composites Oak Ridge National Laboratory ORNL has experience using microwaves to develop joining of polymeric products. Microwave-based joining of polymeric products has been developed via deposition of an electrically conductive material...
High Strain Rate Servo-Hydraulic Testing of Magnesium and Other Materials Oak Ridge National Laboratory The high rate test machine (HRTM) is built around a custom high-rate actuator designed and built by MTS Corp. Capacity is 9000 lbf at static conditions and 5500 lbf at maximum velocity of 700 in./sec...
High Heat Flux Plasma Testing Facility Oak Ridge National Laboratory The high-heat flux testing facility based on water-wall Plasma Arc Lamps (PAL) was designed for (a) materials testing; (b) Al and steel annealing; (c) infrared heating; and (d) cladding and coating...
High Flux Isotope Reactor Oak Ridge National Laboratory The High Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) is an 85-MW research reactor that features 12 neutron beamlines accessible via a competitive "user proposal" process.
Spallation Neutron Source Oak Ridge National Laboratory The Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) features 18 neutron beamlines that may be accessed through a competitive "user proposal" process.
Transport and Thermophysical Properties Oak Ridge National Laboratory Oak Ridge National Laboratory provides world-class facilities and a staff of technical experts for determining transport and thermophysical properties, such as thermal conductivity, diffusivity,...
Tribological Testing and Modeling Oak Ridge National Laboratory Oak Ridge National Laboratory is a national leader in tribological research and development (R&D) of advanced materials in both bulk and coating forms. Lightweight materials of interest include...
Dissimilar Materials Corrosion Oak Ridge National Laboratory Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s Corrosion Science and Technology Group is one of the largest and most comprehensive corrosion research groups in the United States. The group develops solutions...
Magnesium Alloy and Coating Corrosion Oak Ridge National Laboratory Oak Ridge National Laboratory is applying advanced characterization techniques to understand how magnesium alloy and coating composition/microstructure affect the formation of protective surface...
Ionic Liquids for Energy-efficient Lubricants and Anti-corrosion Coatings Oak Ridge National Laboratory Oak Ridge National Laboratory is a global pioneer and leader in the development of ionic liquids as next-generation, multifunctional, energy-efficient lubricant additives for engine and gear...
X-ray Diffraction (Residual Stress and Phase Identification, Room and High Temperature, and Texture) Oak Ridge National Laboratory Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s x-ray diffraction (XRD) provides information about the arrangement of atoms in top surfaces (typically <50 μm) of materials/samples. These samples can be...
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,...
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...