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Our instruments and techniques covers a wide range of metallic, ceramic and functional materials.

Research environment with computer screens

Atom probe tomography (APT)

Jan 04, 2023

APT is a powerful material analysis technique with three-dimensional capabilities and near atomic spatial resolution. Equal detection efficiency for all elements gives quantitative composition analysis from the sub-nm to the near micron range.

Deformation dilatometry

Feb 08, 2024

A quenching & deformation dilatometer and a high temperature dilatometer of connecting / pushing rod type.

Electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD)

Aug 06, 2021

Two different electron microscopes with EBSD detectors, provides both high speed and high resolution.

Electron microscopy

Aug 06, 2021

We have three different sets of scanning and transmission electron microscopes, of both detector and ion beam type.

Focused ion beam

Aug 06, 2021

An ion beam equipped microscope with field emission electron source and a gallium ion source.

High temperature confocal laser scanning microscopy (HT-CLSM)

Feb 08, 2024

High temperature confocal laser scanning microscopy (HT-CLSM) allows the in-situ study of phase transformations at high temperatures for diverse materials.

Magnetic measurements

Aug 02, 2021

Magnetometers, a thermogravimetric balance and a highly sensitive alternating field magnetic susceptometer make up a complete magnetic measuring instrumentation at the lab.


Aug 02, 2021

A micro-hardness tester that operates under a heavy load range. Attachable to an optical microscope.


Oct 14, 2020

Advanced nanoindentation used with electron microscopes, measures the relationship between the force and depth of a diamond tip during the indentation process in the surface.

Optical microscopy

Aug 02, 2021

Microscopes with high precision optical lenses for studying surfaces in extreme detail.

Scanning probe microscopy

Aug 06, 2021

Scanning probe microscopes are used to study surface topography or depth resolution. We have three different types at the lab.

Thermal analysis

Aug 06, 2021

A state-of-the-art facility for simultaneous thermal analysis and an connectable mass spectrometer.

X-ray Spectroscopy EDS, WDS

Dec 20, 2022

Scanning electron microscopes equipped with energy and wavelength x-ray spectroscopy make it is possible to combine chemical analysis with imaging or crystal structure analysis.

X-ray diffraction

Oct 14, 2020

With our two X-ray diffractometers we have equipment for all types of measurements of atomic arrangements in crystals.

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Last changed: Dec 20, 2022