Projects

RÅC X-Cut

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Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht is teaming up with the Thin Film Physics division and the Nano-structured Materials division at Linköping University (LiU) together with SECO Tools AB for collaboration within the research framework Röntgen Ångström Cluster. The overall purpose of this project is to achieve a fundamental understanding, on an atomistic level, of the dynamics of phase transformations during manufacture and operation of high performance cutting tools. The underlying mechanisms for formation of self-organized nano-structured coatings in immiscible nitride-based ceramic materials systems is investigated by taking advantage of the unique properties of high-energy X-ray scattering (E>50 keV) for performing time-resolved in-situ structural analyses at the HZG High Energy Materials Science beamline HEMS at PETRA III synchrotron storage ring, Hamburg.

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A state-of-the-art industrial size in-situ thin film sputter deposition chamber, as well as a cutting rig allowing structural characterization of the cutting edge of real tools under operation, will be built by the Swedish partners and installed at HEMS. The outcome of the collaboration will be new hard, tough, and resistant high-performance cutting tool coatings and an increased understanding of the underlying mechanisms behind hardening by self-organized nano-structuring in thin films.

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BMBF cooperation with Sweden (in German)
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Lamp furnace, vacuum furnace and a conceptual image of a large-scale UHV deposition system at HEMS beamline of PETRA III synchrotron storage ring.

Contact


Beamline Manager of HEMS beamline at PETRA III

Dr. Norbert Schell
Dr. Norbert Schell

Institute of Materials Research

Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht c/o DESY
Building 47c
Notkestr. 85
22607 Hamburg
Germany

Phone: +49 (0)40 8998-3637

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PhD student

Daniel Ostach
Daniel Ostach

Institute of Materials Research

Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht c/o DESY
Building 221
Notkestr. 85
22607 Hamburg
Germany

Phone: +49 (0)40 8998-6908

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Project leader


Head of Institute and Director of GEMS

Prof. Dr. Andreas Schreyer
Prof. Dr. Andreas Schreyer

Institute of Materials Research

Phone: +49 (0)4152 87-1254

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