Physics Laboratory

Material properties (e.g. thermal conductivity, thermal expansion, heat capacity) are determined.

These data are crucial for material development and as input parameters for numerical simulation.

 

Activities

MEASUREMENTS IN THE FRAME OF ACCREDITATION

  • Measurement of thermal expansion of solids in the temperature range -100°C to 1200°C according to DIN 51 045-1 (2005)
  • Measurement of heat capacity in the temperature range 100°C to 1100°C according to EN 821-3 (2005)
  • Measurement of thermal diffusivity in the temperature range -60°C to 1200°C according to EN 821-2 (1997)
  • Measurement of dynamic Young’s modulus in the temperature range 20°C to 1000°C according to EN 820-5 (2009)

 MEASUREMENTS NOT COVERED BY ACCREDITATION

 

  • Measurement of electrical resistivity/conductivity in the temperature range 20°C to 2000°C by four-point probing
  • Measurement of electrical conductivity at room temperature by eddy currents
  • Measurement of dynamic Young’s modulus and Poisson’s ratio in the temperature range 20°C to 500°C by resonancy
  • Calibration of thermocouples in the temperature range 20°C to 1200°C according to EURAMET cg-8

Equipment

Laser-flash apparatus (Netzsch)*
High-temperature pulse-calorimetry
Differential heat-flux calorimeter (Netzsch)
Pushrod-dilatometer (Netzsch)*
Differential thermal analyser and thermos-gravimeter (Netzsch)
Transient Hot-Bridge (Linseis)
Resonance spectral-analysis
Eddy current conductometer (Förster)

*In Cooperation with the Materials Center Leoben Forschung GmbH