Optical-Mechanical Service

This unit provides support to scientific community and private companies in the field of Materials Science. We offer the service of three high-tech equipment to help you in your materials research: a nanoindenter to find out mechanical properties; a mechanical profiler to study surface morphologies; and an ellipsometer to extract optical properties. Some aplications in the field of Materials Science and in Industrial Sector are listed below. 

  • Thin coatings
  • Organic applications
  • PVD thermal barrier coatings
  • Polymer-derived ceramic composites 
  • Functionaly graded materials
  • Superalloys
  • Soft biological tissues
  • Ti metal matrixcomposites
  • Polyurethanes
  • Viscoelastic properties
  • Nanotribology
  • Semiconductors
  • Optics
  • Optical Telecommunications
  • Flat Panel Displays
  • Data Storage
  • Lead-free solders
  • Biomedical devices
  • Soft biological tissues
  • Machining of hard-to-cut alloys
  • High performance paints
  • Composite tyres
  • Fuel cells

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