Heroimage Institut Fuer Oberflaechenforschung

The following processing techniques are available:

Electrochemical corrosion testing, including impedance spectroscopy (EIS)Computer controlled potentiostats (GIL),
"Electrochemical Pen" for measuring of localised corrosion potentials
CoatingPlasma electrolytic oxidation (PEO),
spin/dip coaters for polymer coatings
Stress corrosion cracking ("Slow Strain Rate Test")Tensile test machines: load capacities: 20 to 100 kN,
loading rates: 0.1 µm/h to 70 mm/h,
deadweight load frames (20 kN)
Fatigue testingFatigue test machines: load capacities: 10 to 100 kN, loading frequencies: 0.0005 to 200 Hz
Wear testingPin-on-disk wear tester (rotating and oscillating) (load 1 to 60N)
General corrosion testingSalt spray and immersion test cabinets,
Natural corrosion test site
Surface analytical toolsXPS (KRATOS AXIS Ultra DLD),including
UV-photo emission (UPS),
Auger spectroscopy (SEM/SAM),
secondary ion mass spectroscopy (SIMS);
temperature range: -100°C to +600°C
Scanning electron microscopyCAMBRIDGE Stereoscan 200 with BSE detector
Infrared spectroscopyBRUKER TENSOR with ATR and grazing incidence
Infrared microscopyBRUKER HYPERION 2000 with ATR and grazing incidence
Optical emission spectroscopyPLASUS EmiCon