Laboratory for Joining Technologies & Corrosion
We drive innovations in joining technologies and corrosion management by bulk, surface and interface engineering of advanced materials and their assemblies in close-collaboration with academia and industry.
- Advanced Joining Technologies (soldering, brazing, TLP, diffusion bonding, micro- & nano-joining)
- Corrosion Management (investigations of corrosion failures, mechanisms and prevention strategies)
- Functional oxide films (tailoring microstructure-property relationships)
- Local electrochemistry (surface reactivity and chemical durability down to the nm-range)
- Surface & interface engineering (of metals, alloys, oxide films and their coating systems)
OUR PRODUCTS & SERVICES
- Innovative R&D and high-end services to your industrial needs in the fields of corrosion management, joining technologies, electrochemistry and surface engineering.
- We are your national competence center for the assessment of corrosion failures and the development of corrosion prevention strategies.
- Technology transfer of innovative R&D into sustainable materials, processes and technologies.
We aim at fundamental knowledge and engineering know-how of reactions and phase formations at solid-solid, solid-liquid and solid-gas interfaces during fabrication, processing and subsequent operation under harsh conditions. Cutting-edge experiments are guided by multi-scale modelling to reach fundamental understanding of:
Reactivity and phase stability of metals, alloys, metallic coatings and surficial oxides under harsh operating conditions.
Diffusion, wetting, nucleation, pre-melting and competing phase formation at reacting surfaces and interfaces.
Microstructure-property relationships of thin oxide films during growth, processing and subsequent operation in reactive environments.