Facilities

  • Furnaces ELF 11/14B (1100°C), CWF 13/13 (1300°C)  – Carbolite (Hope, UK)
  • Furnace Top 16/R (1300°C) – Nabertherm (Lilienthal, Germany)
  • Digital microscopy system–RH-2000-3D, Hirox (Tokyo, Japan)
  • Optical microscope –BX53MRF-S, Olympus (Tokyo, Japan) equipped with image analysis software – Clemex (Longueuil, Quebec, Canada)
  • Cutting, mounting and grinding/polishing machines – Struers (Ballerup, Denmark)
  • Universal Materials Testing Machine –EZ50, Lloyd (Bognor Regis, UK)
  • Vickers Hardness Tester – FV-810, Future Tech (Kawasaki-City, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan)
  • Potentiostat Galvanostat – PARSTAT 4000A, Princeton Applied Research (Oak Ridge, TN, USA)
  • Particle analysis – Litesizer™ 500, Anton Paar (Graz, Austria)
  • Linear Abraser – 5750, Taber Industries (North Tonawanda, NY, USA)
  • Planetary ball mill – PM100, Retsch (Haan, Germany)
  • High-Pressure Laboratory Reactor – BR-100, Bergof (Eningen, Germany)
  • A home-made 40 kVA plasma electrolytic oxidation station with a water cooled bath
  • A home-made plasma electrolytic oxidation high temperature reactor