Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Non-Destructive Characterization Laboratory

Advancing the state-of-the-art in material and structural evaluation

Our advanced manufacturing program is focused on research tracks that have immediate program impact both in the short and long term.


  1. Dimensional metrology and material characterization
  2. Flash and dynamic 3D imaging of moving objects
  3. Simulation and modeling
  4. Acquisition and processing of large scale datasets
Man using microscope


Non-destructive Characterization equipment
  • X-ray radiography and tomography at energies from 0.008 to 9 MV, and length scales of nm to meters
  • Ultrasonics testing and tomography
  • Microwave interrogation
  • Millimeter-wave and Terahertz imaging
  • Eddy Current
  • Dye penetrant; magnetic particle
  • Signal, image reconstruction and processing
  • Automated defect and threat classification
  • Modeling and simulation


Non-Destructive Characterization Institute

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