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Interdepartmental & Partner Research Groups

Max Planck Partner GroupProperties of decorated grain boundaries
Alloying elements tend to accumulate in grain boundaries either as atomic segregants or precipitates. The group partners aim to distinguish between the segregation and precipitation impact on local physical properties of the boundaries. more
Max Planck Partner GroupMicrostructure design of high-performance materials for harsh energy applications
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
Materials Science of Additive Manufacturing
Additive manufacturing via selected laser melting (SLM) is a promising fabrication technique that can enable unique alloy design pathways due to rapid heating and solidification. This group aims to exploit such process characteristics of SLM to achieve refined micro and nanostructures that will in turn enhance the mechanical and physical performance of complex 3D architectures in both static and dynamic loading conditions. more
MPG GroupHigh-Temperature Materials
High temperature materials are used for critical components in gas turbines for power plants and aero engines, chemical/metallurgical plants and motors for ships and cars. more
MPG GroupThin Film Materials Design
Future technology challenges will no longer be simply addressed by today's materials and processing solutions, which are often based on trial and error. Instead, guidance will be attained from correlative experimental and theoretical research bridging all length scales.
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