Our group carries out countless heat treatments to allow us to assess the impact of microstructures on mechanical properties, as well as to evaluate the long-term stability of the novel alloys we developed.
We possess 9 furnaces with temperature capabilities up to 1250˚C.
In addition, we also own a TS1500V-Linkam system, which is a portable-high temperature furnace (pictured below). The furnace is capable of heating small amounts of material to 1500˚C in either a vacuum or an inert environment.
Due to the size and design of this furnace, we use can use it for in-situ X-ray synchrotron diffraction experiments, in which we characterise phase transformations and precipitation as function of temperature and time.