During the synthesis and processing of materials for application in extreme conditions, it is necessary to constantly monitor changes in the microstructure of the material at all stages, i.e. changes in structure parameters such as the fraction of individual phases, grain size and morphology. For the qualitative and quantitative characterization of the structure, modern research techniques are used allowing examination of the phenomena of phase transformations, strength, plasticity and toughness at the microscopic level, as well as the monitoring and analysis of behavior causing failure of material during operation of the machines and devices in service conditions. Light microscopes and scanning electron microscope with software packages are available for detailed analysis of microstructures.
Head of the laboratory
Dr Vesna M. Maksimovic