The material analysis looks deep into the actual material. In this way, faults can be detected and eliminated. The entire analysis work is carried out at the Environmental Campus Birkenfeld by Prof. Dr. Stefan Trapp. He has been head of the Surface Technology Laboratory since its inception and can thus draw on many years of expertise in the field of material analysis.
Cutting by means of the precision cutting machine is used to remove small specimens from a large specimen body.
The constant cooling combined with the oscillating feed prevents overheating and deformation of the microstructure.
ATM Brilliant 250 wet cutting machine
Here, the specimens are positioned / fixed and then pressed with appropriate powder to form a 40mm specimen. This makes the specimens easier to handle for later processing.
Bühler SimpliMet 1000
The samples produced must be ground and polished so that they can subsequently be subjected to microstructural analysis.
Bühler Alpha Phoenix
This allows non-metallic surfaces to be made conductive by vapor deposition with carbon so that analyses can be carried out under a scanning electron microscope. Furthermore, special material analyses can be carried out.
Balzer Union CED 010
It is possible to sputter samples with gold to make them conductive for scanning electron microscopy.
Palaron Equipment SEM Coating E5100
A wet sectioning cutter is indispensable for sectioning the specimens. Due to the permanent rinsing, the specimens are optimally cooled during the cutting process.
ATM Brillant 250 wet cutting machine
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