The experimental equipment within the Material Research Group contains of:
-Transmission electron microscopy (2009) - JEOL JEM 2100, LaB6 cathode and a digital camera Gatan SC1000 Orius, equipped with EDS and STEM detectors.
-Scanning electron microscope (2020) - FE-SEM JEOL JSM-7000 F equipped with EDS X-MaxN Silicon Drift Detector, 20 mm2 and EBSD C-Nano detector (map acquisition software: AZTEC, map post-processing software: HKL Channel 5) manufactured by Oxford instruments. SEM is equipped with Kammrath-Weiss in-situ tension/compression module, capacity 10-5000N. Struers equipment (cutting, polishing, electro-chemical polishing) for SEM and TEM specimen preparation including Gatan PIPS II 695 (2018) and JEOL IB-19530CP (2020) ion gun equipment.
-Optical proﬁler ContourGT-K, Bruker, with Vision 64 software for surface analysis and visualization.
-Mechanical tests - Instron 8801, Insron 8501 and Instron 4411 with options to carry out tension, compression 3- and 4-point bending, fatigue (including elevated temperature measurements), two 20 kHz ultrasonic fatigue test instruments operating in tension/compression/bending modes, LECO V-100-C2 hardness tester and Future- Tech FM microhardness testers.
- Additive manufacturing – Renishaw AM400 metal printer (2017) and Stratasys F370 FDM polymer printer (2016).
-XRD Malvern Panalytical Empyrean X-ray diffractometer (2018), with HighScore software from Malvern Panalytical.
Department has a number of in-house made test rigs: SOFS for testing friction and wear for example for sheet metal forming applications, hot-wear tester up to 1000C under different atmospheres, thermal fatigue and soldering test rigs. Materialteknik group has free access to equipment of materials science group, which also includes Auger spectroscopy, XPS, STM, AFM equipment.
-Optical microscopes Leica DMI 3000 M, Polyvar Met Reichtert-Jung and Olympus SZH10.