This broad competency spans structure-property relations, design and synthesis of new materials, fabrication and joining (conventional, micro/nano), characterization of material properties and component performance, failure analysis and forensics, predictive model development, and generation of material property data.
We provide capabilities to process, synthesize, and fully characterize metallic, composite, and polymeric materials. These efforts support a broad range of national security and energy applications. Capabilities span the range from initial materials processing, to measuring and understanding physical properties, to evaluation of performance in a variety of environments.
Materials Synthesis and Processing
Testing and Performance Evaluation
Novel diffraction-based characterization methods for experimental mechanics are providing unprecedented levels of detail in the coevolution of microstructure and micromechanical state in deforming crystalline materials, such as structural metals, ceramics, and rock.
Advanced SEM and TEM capabilities play a leading role in orientation mapping, providing new and unique insight into nano/micro-structures.