Materials up close
The lab is fully equipped to study all the key material properties of importance for materials science.
The chemical composition of a material has wide-ranging effects on everything from formed phases to corrosion resistance.
Crystal structures are unique to phases and can indicate the properties connected to a given phase. Of equal importance are the imperfections in the crystals, effecting the properties in materials.
The measurement of hardness is a first step in understanding the mechanical properties for metals, ceramics and thin films.
Magnetic materials and their properties are of great importance in different industrial fields, as they are used in devices like motors, generators and transformers.
Mechanical properties show a materials ability to withstand an applied load. It is important to be able to characterize these properties in different temperatures.
The microstructure in materials affects a wide range of physical properties like hardness, toughness and wear resistance.
Morphology (2D, 3D)
The morphology of microstructural features affects the properties of materials. To study shapes of objects in great detail is important for materials characterization.
Surface studies (related to probe techniques)
Surfaces studies are becoming increasingly important, putting topography, chemical composition and magnetism in focus.
Thermophysical properties are exhibited by a material when heated. These properties are important for how materials reacts when they are subjected to heat fluctuation.