Thematic Focus

The thematic focus of the research unit Chemical Technologies covers the preparation and characterization of specialty materials from micro- and nanostructured metals and ceramics, including sintered steel for precision parts, refractory metals, hardmetals for metal-working and stone machining, high performance ceramics, as well as metal matrix composites (MMCs). The division is especially proud on its expertise in hardmetals/cemented carbides and powdermetallurgy, which has been established since the early 1960s .
Other topics include the preparation of tool coatings made of diamond and other hard materials.
The recovery of valuable metallic compounds by hydro- and pyrometallurgical means as well as materials investigations in case of damage or corrosion are other important aspects in research and teaching.

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