Analysis, Characterisation, and Processing Laboratory (LACaMI)

PFTPLUS

X-ray diffractometer (BRUKER D8 Advanced)     Differential scanning calorimeter (NETZSCH STA449F3)     Atomiser (ARCAST)      Inductively coupled plasma ICP/OES AGILENT 5100      3D Printer (3D System PROX200)

Technical and scientific expertise

  • Chemical and metallographic analysis of materials
  • Material processing: rolling, coatings, friction
  • Friction stir welding
  • 3D metal printing
  • Measurement of thermal properties: Seebeck coefficient, conductivity
  • Sample machining: EDM

Main equipment

  • Optical and electronic microscopes (EBSD, EDS)
  • 3D printers
  • Metal atomisers
  • X-ray diffractometer
  • Inductively coupled plasma spectrometer (ICP)
  • IR C/S analyser
  • Casting furnace
  • Tomographs

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Applications

  • Characterisation/testing/analysis by qualified personnel
  • Chemical analysis of solids, liquids, gases in materials and chemical processes
  • Analysis of failure mechanisms
  • Processing of metallic materials, from melting to atomisation, through 3D printing and heat treatment
  • Characterisation from nm to mm using microscopy and tomography

Services available to

  • UCLouvain students and researchers
  • Non-UCLouvain parties

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