Multiscale Characterization of Materials and Processes

Main research lines

  • X-Ray Tomography (XCT) and Diffraction (XRD).
  • FIB-FEGSEM, including 3D-EDS, 3D-EDS and 3D-EBSD.
  • TEM, including 3D-STEM and 3D-EDS.
  • Spectroscopic/microscopic studies and implementation in electrochemical energy storage devices such as Li-ion, Na-ion, Li-S and Li-O2.
  • Thermo-mechanical testing across several length scales: tension, compression, fatigue, creep, etc. in the scanning electron microscope and X-ray tomograph.
  • Properties and deformation mechanisms of small volumes by nanomechanical testing in the scanning and transmission electron microscopes: properties of metallic phases, interfaces, nanoparticles, carbon based nanomaterials (carbon nanotubes, graphene, …).
  • Elevated temperature nanomechanical testing.
  • 4D characterisation of processes by X-ray tomography and X-ray diffraction: e.g. metallic alloy solidification, metallic alloy phase formation and chemical reactions, infiltration and resin flow in composites, composite curing, etc.