Labs at Location - Materials Center Loeben
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Materials Center Loeben

Materials Center Loeben (MCL)

Decide on your ideal ZEISS microscope in the facilities of our labs@location partner, the Materials Center Loeben (MCL).

MCL is an internationally active research institution specializing in materials, production and processing engineering and innovative material applications. The focus is on metallic materials, ceramic materials and their composites.

MCL carries out cooperative research and development projects with partners from industry and offers a comprehensive range of services.

MCL is part of a network of innovative scientific and industrial partners with expertise across the entire supply chain of the materials and production sector. MCL also acts as the operating company and research partner of the COMET K2 Competence Centre MPPE - Materials, Process and Product Engineering, which provides a sound basis for solving complex research and development tasks.

Topic Areas

  • Scanning Electron Microscopy

    The range of services extends from fast standard analyses to sophisticated high-resolution examinations using the latest technologies available in the field of cross-beam scanning electron microscopy.


    The electron microscopy laboratory specializes in:

    • Characterization of surfaces, fracture surfaces, metallographic specimens in terms of topography and chemical composition
    • Materials analysis including 3D microstructure tomography using SEM-FIB technology based on different electron and ion contrasts, EBSD orientation contrast and local chemical composition
    • Target preparation of thin films for transmission electron microscopy or atom probe specimens for subsequent high-resolution materials analysis
    • Materials characterization in terms of damage occurring during production or in service
      The range of services extends from fast standard analyses to sophisticated high-resolution examinations using the latest technologies available in the field of cross-beam scanning electron microscopy.
  • Chemical Analysis

    The physical/chemical laboratory specializes in the characterization of materials in terms of the following properties:

    • Crystallographic structure
    • Phase composition
    • Internal stress
    • Surface topography
    • Chemical composition

    The physical/chemical laboratory of the Materials Center Leoben offers both standard methods – such as determination of retained austenite and internal stress measurement – and highly specialized methods for innovative solutions in materials research and process development.

     

Expertise Areas

  • Materials development
  • Materials selection & deployment
  • Process optimisation
  • Product optimisation
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