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, 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

OUR RESEARCH

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.

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