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.

OUR EXPERTISE
  •  Advanced Joining Technologies (soldering, brazing, TLP, diffusion bonding, nano- & micro-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
  • Bulk, surface and interface engineering of metals, alloys, oxides and their multimaterial assemblies
  • We are your national competence center for the investigation of corrosion failures and the development of corrosion prevention strategies
  • We offer high-end services to your industrial needs in the fields of corrosion management, joining technologies, electrochemistry, surface engineering and complex material failures
OUR RESEARCH

Our research aims 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:

  • Diffusion, wetting, pre-melting, competing nucleation and sequential phase formation at reactive surfaces and interfaces
  • Chemical reactivity and phase stability of metals, alloys, oxides under harsh operating conditions
  • The biocompatibility and degradability of medical implants in complex physiological media under dynamic loading conditions

Our R&D is transferred into sustainable materials, processes and technologies for the benefit of industry and society alike.

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