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Making, Measuring, and Modeling Materials

M4 facility aims to accelerate the transition from observation to control of materials providing unique synthesis and characterization tools  to advance the frontiers of materials design and discovery.

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Predicting and Controlling Materials' Performance

MaRIE's Making, Measuring, and Modeling Materials (M4) Facility aims to accelerate the transition from observation to control of materials by providing unique synthesis and characterization tools to advance the frontiers of materials design and discovery.

MaRIE gateway

Researchers entering through the MaRIE user gateway will also access the Laboratory's broader suite of user facilities.

Integration is a key element in the success of M4 and MaRIE as a whole that will enable success in the following:

  • Materials by design through the integration of making, measuring and modeling
  • Materials functionality through the integration of making and measuring during synthesis
  • Material lifetimes by understanding of failure through time-resolved characterization techniques

M4 will effectively integrate multiple synthesis techniques and provide in situ characterization in a highly controlled environment to accelerate the discovery of a diverse set of solid-state composite materials designed to perform better and longer in extreme environments.

M4 will leverage complementary capabilities at Los Alamos, including the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT) for nanoscale systems, supercomputing capabilities for micron-scale modeling, the Sigma Facility for large-scale processing, the Plutonium Facility for significant quantities of actinides, the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (NHMFL) for magnetic field extremes, and the Lujan Neutron Scattering Center (LANSCE) for neutron-based characterization techniques.


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