Materials under Extreme Environment

Joining of dissimilar materials

Joints of Ceramic matrix composite (CMC) to metals, CMC to ceramics and CMC to ablative materials are developed with verified properties and functionalities for aerospace and thermal protection applications (in collaboration with TECNALIA Spain, Aerospace Materials and Advanced Technologies GmbH Austria, ASTRIUM SAS France, EADS Innovation works Germany, ASTRIUM GmbH Germany, Societe des Lieges HPK, France).

Application of neutron and X-ray techniques to engineering materials and Nanotechnology topics

Determination of internal stress in joints by neutron diffraction and correlation with finite element calculations (in collaboration with Heinz Maier Leibnitz Zentrum-FRMII Germany and Ansaldo Energia SpA Italy).

Porosity determination in graphites and other materials using contrast matching Small Angle Neutron Scattering measurements (in collaboration with CEIT & TECNUN (Universidad de Navarra), University of AlicanteIAMPPNM-Department of Physical Chemistry).

Magnetic properties and structure of magnetic materials and thin films using Neutron and X-ray scattering techniques (in collaboration with Polish Academy of Science-Institute of PhysicsUniversity of IoanninaLLB, CEA-SaclayIAMPPNM-Department of Material Science).

Structural properties of charge trapping memories (in collaboration with IAMPPNM-Department of Microelectronics).

Oxidation of thin film coatings

Understanding of oxidation phenomena of silicon single crystals and silicon carbide coatings.