In-situ studies of microstructural evolution during processing and service of high-temperature materials

The project will be focused on using in-situ neutron scattering techniques in order to study the microstructure evolution and deformation mechanisms in novel and traditional materials for high-temperature structural applications. The development of materials with improved temperature capability is a direct enabler for increasing temperatures and thermal efficiencies of combustion processes for energy production or propulsion, as well as more efficient manufacturing processes (less waste, longer tool life, more rapid processes, less energy consumption, etc.). Thereby, the research directly contributes to the transformation to a sustainable society. The work will combine in-situ neutron scattering, materials science, advanced materials characterization, and multi-scale modeling in order to characterize the structure and behavior of high-temperature structural materials under process/service-like conditions. The goal is to allow optimization of existing materials and processes, as well as development of new solutions based on emerging technologies, by creating a thorough understanding of the links between microstructure, process and properties.

Participants

Magnus Hörnqvist Colliander (contact)

Senior forskare vid Chalmers, Physics, Materials Microstructure

Funding

Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research (SSF)

Funding years 2017–2020

Related Areas of Advance and Infrastructure

Chalmers Materials Analysis Laboratory

Infrastructure

Materials Science

Areas of Advance

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Latest update

2016-12-31