Composition, structure and reactivation are the three basics of our research and development department. The problems and questions from our customers are always different, but all of them are looking for approved and newly developed materials.
Through directed solidification of eutectic substances, it is possible to produce micro- and nano-structured materials. In this process iso-orientated wires are fused with a main crystal – this method creates structures with completely new properties (the composition undergoes a thermal process determined by the structure, and then uses the energy for further processing).
By simultaneous evaporation of different materials in separated places we create an alloy composition library on the area of a CD, through the use of thin film technology. Similarly, chemically graded layers can be produced by varying the retention time or concentration, using for example pipette robots. Recent methods make it possible to get efficient and significant results (by?) inspecting these libraries (Thousands of new alloys are created and examined by both structure and reactivity in order to arrive at an accurate description of the system).
With systematic and automatic variations of reaction specification, the stability zones of materials can be explored. Therefore we develop new machines which are perfect for these tasks. These are useful primarily for the electrochemistry and corrosion industries (The reactivity is used as a scale for assessing alloys and structures). Our goal is to create a dynamic process in which an excess of ideas leads to many useful concepts; from which the most promising are implemented as successful projects to answer some fundamental questions. In cooperation with industry, products and processes should become developed, improved, and optimised.
Outside of long-term development and exploration projects, we also undertake analysis tasks. Our strengths include the fast processing of incoming samples, the high quality of results, and the detailed interpretation of the extracted data.
Institute of Chemical Technology of Inorganic Materials
Johannes Kepler University Linz
Altenberger Straße 69
TNF-Tower, 1st floor
+43 732 2468 8700