Materials Research Institute Aalen (IMFAA)
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Aalen Germany

Materials Research Institute Aalen (IMFAA)


Aalen University
Materials Research Institute Aalen (IMFAA)
Beethovenstraße 1
73430 Aalen
Germany

Available ZEISS Products:

  • Gemini-2 FE-Technology
    • Combined secondary electron and ion detector
    • ESB-Detector for materials contrast at accelerating voltage <2 kV
    • 4-Quadrant back scattered electron detector
    • STEM-Detector for transmission electron imaging
  • Capella Focused Ion Beam column for specimen preparation at nanometer scale (FIB)
  • UV-Short pulse laser for coarse preparation
  • Kleindiek micromanipulator
  • ATLAS 3D for high-resolution FIB-tomography
  • EDAX EDX- und 3D-EBSD analysis
    • Chemical analysis
    • Crystallographic analysis (Determination of type and orientation) also in 3D
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  • Gemini FE-Technology
    • Secondary electron detector
    • 4-Quadrant AsB-Backscattered electron detector
    • VP-Secondary electron detector with possibility of CL-imaging
  • Variable pressure system for charge-effect free imaging of minor conducting specimen
  • ATLAS-system for large scale, high magnification imaging
  • EDAX EDX-, EBSD- and WDX-Analysis
    • Chemical analysis with EDX
    • Precise determination even of light elements with WDX
    • Fast EBSD camera with up to 1400 FPS for crystallographic analysis (type and orientation)
    • Correlative microscopy with light optical- and electron microscopy
       
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  • Fully automated system
  • Scanning stage with 300 x 300 mm traverse range for reflected-light
  • Sample heights up to 112 mm (without stage 254 mm)
  • Brightfield, darkfield and POL illumination
  • Magnifications 25x to 2500x (using Optovar)
  • High resolving digital camera AxioCam 506 color
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Additive manufactured materials

Additive manufactured materials

The Materials Research Institute (IMFAA) has been based at the Aalen University of Applied Sciences since 2010 and is part of the main research area Advanced Materials and Manufacturing. It operates under the joint management of professors Gerhard Schneider, Volker Knoblauch, Dagmar Goll, and Dr. Timo Bernthaler and focusses on materials for resource efficient mobility, energy technique, lightweight materials and additive manufacturing.

Lightweight and composite materials

Lightweight and composite materials

The main research fields of the IMFAA institute are on the processing and characterization of functional materials, as magnetic materials, energy storage materials, lightweight and composite materials, and additive manufactured materials and components.

Core competence of the institute is the application and development of microscopic and tomographic techniques in combination with computer vision using e.g. machine learning tools to obtain processing – microstructure – properties relationships.


Magnetic materials

Magnetic materials

Magnetic materials
Magnetic materials

Energy storage materials

Energy storage materials

Energy storage materials
Energy storage materials

Magnetic materials

Magnetic materials

Magnetic materials
Magnetic materials

Energy storage materials

Energy storage materials

Energy storage materials
Energy storage materials

Energy storage materials

Energy storage materials

Energy storage materials
Energy storage materials

Additive manufactured materials

Additive manufactured materials

Additive manufactured materials
Additive manufactured materials

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