Corrosion and Surface Technology

Equipment

The following processing techniques are available:

Method
Equipment
Electrochemical corrosion testing, including impedance spectroscopy (EIS)
Computer controlled potentiostats (GIL),
"Electrochemical Pen" for measuring of localised corrosion potentials
Coating
Plasma electrolytic oxidation (PEO),
spin/dip coaters for polymer coatings
Stress corrosion cracking ("Slow Strain Rate Test")
Tensile test machines: load capacities: 20 to 100 kN,
loading rates: 0.1 µm/h to 70 mm/h,
deadweight load frames (20 kN)
Fatigue testing
Fatigue test machines: load capacities: 10 to 100 kN, loading frequencies: 0.0005 to 200 Hz
Wear testing
Pin-on-disk wear tester (rotating and oscillating) (load 1 to 60N)
General corrosion testing
Salt spray and immersion test cabinets,
Natural corrosion test site
Surface analytical tools
XPS (KRATOS AXIS Ultra DLD),including
UV-photo emission (UPS),
Auger spectroscopy (SEM/SAM),
secondary ion mass spectroscopy (SIMS);
temperature range: -100°C to +600°C
Scanning electron microscopy
CAMBRIDGE Stereoscan 200 with BSE detector
Infrared spectroscopy
BRUKER TENSOR with ATR and grazing incidence
Infrared microscopy
BRUKER HYPERION 2000 with ATR and grazing incidence
Optical emission spectroscopy
PLASUS EmiCon