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Laboratory of Metallography

 

Head of Laboratory:

dr. Matjaž Godec

tel.: 01/4701 963, 964, 965

 

Activities

 

In the Laboratory of Metallography, microstructures of metals and composites are examined for research purposes and for external users.

 

In 2007 Laboratory of Metallography gained accreditation from Slovenian Accreditation.

 

Annex to the acreditation certificate.

 

Researches

  • Micro- and macroscopic investigation of metals and alloys
  • qualitative and quantitative microstructural analyses
  • identification – definition and interpretation – of the micromorphology of fractures and surfaces
  • macro- and microstructural examinations using optical and scanning microscopes (FE-SEM)
  • study of solid phase transformations by dilatometry
  • measurements of microhardness in cooperation with LMP

 

 

Equipment

 

  • Nikon Microphot FXA optical microscope with Hitachi HV-C20A 3CCD video camera and AnalySIS software for metallographic image analysis
  • Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscope (FE-SEM) JEOL JSM-6500F with attached Energy Dispersive X-ray spectroscopy EDX (INCA ENERGY 400), Wave Dispersive X-ray spectroscopy WDX (INCA WAVE 700) and Electron Back Scattered Difraction EBSD (HKL Channel5)
  •  Precision Etching Coating System (PECS) for SEM, TEM and LM - Gatan 682, 
  •  Struers automatic precision cut-off machine Accutom 50
  •  Struers programmable mounting press ProntoPress-20
  •  Struers apparatus for automatic grinding/ polishing Abramin with MD system

 

 
 

 

 

 

                                                       Al - SiC composite, as polished

 

 

 

   Gray iron with lamelar graphite, etched in Nital, polarised light

 

 

 

Copper, etched, Nomarski interference contrast

  

 

Austenite stainless steel, color etched

Field emission Scanning electron microscope - FE-SEM