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Rolls-Royce UTC

Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy

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.

Linkham Furnace

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.