Materials Processing & Analysis

At Fraunhofer IFAM Dresden, various processing technologies are readily available to cover the whole fabrication route from the raw materials to hydride composites with application-specific properties:

    Induction melting

    Rapid solidification (e.g. melt spinning, melt extraction)

    Milling (e.g. high-energy ball-milling, vibrating cup milling)

    Powder Processing (e.g. mixing, blending, compaction)

For the analysis of hydrogen-specific materials properties a broad spectrum of methods is available:

    Thermal analysis:
   - High-pressure TGA (under H₂ pressures up to 350 bar and temperatures up to 400°C)
   - Sievert’s apparatus (under H₂ pressures up to 200 bar and temperatures up to 500°C)
   - High-pressure DSC (under H₂ pressures up to 150 bar and temperatures up to 600°C)
   - Thermal conductivity analysis

    Gas permeability analysis

    Elemental analysis (H, N, O)

    ICP-OES for multi-elemental analysis

    X-ray diffractometry

    Electron and optical microscopy