Institute for Manufacturing Technologies of Ceramic Components and Composites

Service Features

What we can offer you in terms of analysis methods, equipment and services.

Analytical methods:

  • scanning electron microscopy (SEM, EDX, EBSD/OIM)
  • microprobe analytics
  • white light interferometry
  • light microscopy
  • failure- and microstructure-analysis (qualitative and quantitative)
  • x-ray diffractometry (qualitative and quantitative)
  • induced coupled plasma spectrometry (element analysis)
  • raman spektroscopy
  • laser granulometry
  • zeta-potential analysis (stability of suspensions and dispersions)
  • rheological investigation
  • density measurements (Archimedes)
  • helium-pycnometry (true density)
  • residual stress analysis (micro-borehole-method)
  • tribological investigation
  • hardness measurements
  • fracture toughness
  • strength
  • dilatometry
  • Hg - porosimetry
  • impedance and high-voltage measurements
  • contact angel and surface energy determination
  • thermos-gravimetry
  • differential thermo analysis (DTA)
  • differential scanning calorimetry (DSC)

Your contact persons

Frank Kern
apl. Prof. Dr. rer. nat.

Frank Kern

Head of Department High Performance Ceramics

Andreas Vogel
Dipl.–Ing. (FH)

Andreas Vogel

scientific-technical employee

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