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Laboratory of Structure Investigations

  -  head
Krystyna Prociow M.Sc.

X-ray examinations:
  • X-ray diffraction XRD quality and quantity analysis,
  • High temperature X-ray diffraction studies of material polymorphism,
  • XRD crystallite shape and sizes analyzes,
  • Scanning microscopy SEM examinations of microstructure (composition and distribution of elements)

Images of material microstructures:
  • optical (magnification 1,000X)
  • scanning (magnification 10,000X)

Fire hazard and flammability accredited testing:
  • Fire hazard testing:glow-wire test, needle-flame test,
  • The oxygen index flammability test,
  • Test for resistance to vertical flame propagation for a single insulated conductor or cable.
  • Diffusion flame Methods of test for determination of solid electrical insulating materials when expose to an igniting source,
  • Fire hazard testing 1 kW nominal pre-mixed test flame.

Laboratory conducts X-ray diffraction XRD and scanning microscopy SEM analyses. Due to it,  Laboratory is able to offer the technical support to  manufacturers of both polycrystalline materials (metals, ceramics, composites) and  products based on these materials (special ceramics, metal alloys, nanocomposites). Laboratory investigations in material structure are useful tool in  providing  information about   service condition impact on product function or malfunction They enable the merit considerations on material/material formulation.
Besides Laboratory  is involved in fire hazard and flammability testing.

Main apparatuses:
  • X-ray diffractometer DRON2 with high temperature attachment,
  • Scanning microscope Joel JXA 5A(magnification 10,000X),
  • Optical microscope (magnification 1,000X),
  • High pulse voltage energy generator (2kV/ 200A).

Project involved:
  • „Solid electrolyte ionic conductivity modification for application in NOx electrochemical sensor” Supported by KBN under grant No 8 T10A 027 15,
  • „Bismuth oxide ionic conductivity modification for use in varistots” Supported by KBN under grant No 8 T10A 042 20,
  • "Solid electrolyte ionic conductivity modification for application in fuel cells" Research work of Institute No500-2860-26,
  • "Varistor technology modification with BaBiO3" Research work of Institute No 500-6840/26,
  • "BaBiO3 modified varistors for applications in multistage protection" Research work of Institute No 500-6840/26,
  • FP6 EoI A new approach to varistor technology,
  • „Evaluations of ceramics granularity on the basis of the computer method of microstructure images segmentation” Research work of Institute  to be realized in combination with work of IEL Warsaw entitled “Computer method of microstructure images segmentation  for evaluations of ceramics granularity”
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