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High temperature materials are used for critical components in power plants, chemical/metallurgical plants, motors for ships and cars and in gas turbines for aero engines. more
Self reporting materials “communicate” damage of the material via changes of properties that can be measured in service as a consequence of chemical changes on the atomic length scale and/or phase transformations. Harnessing this would provide invaluable functionality for damage assessment and control and would constitute a major leap forward as the “health” of any material component exposed to mechanical loads could be monitored in service. more
Designing damage tolerant functional oxide nanostructures
Multiferroic oxide films have enormous potential applications in next-generation electronic, memory and energy harvesting technologies due to their perovskite structure. more
The research group explores innovative research on the material – light elements interactions, a research field with relevance for nuclear and fusion reactors, as well as for materials required for the hydrogen economy. The major aspects of research are studies on sinks for He and H in metals (e.g., precipitates, interfaces, grain boundaries), and their evolution at elevated temperature. Based on this knowledge, we aim to establish He and H tolerant refractory materials via microstructure tailoring and optimization. more
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