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Analytical Techniques

Analytical Techniques - Microscopy & Physical Structure

The combination of state-of-the-art instrumentation and expert analysts at Lucideon guarantees optimum problem solving capability using these techniques:

  • WLI (White Light Interferometry)
    Topographical information from the surface including 2D, 3D images and profilometry as well as roughness parameters including surface roughness, peak height and valley depth.
  • Rheology and Viscosity Measurements
    Rheological characterization and viscosity measurements across the full range of shear rates encountered in production, from pouring or gentle mixing through to spraying and spinning.
  • High Temperature Testing
    Thermal properties including thermal conductivity by fundamental and comparative gradient methods, linear expansion, pyrometric cone equivalent, permanent linear change, creep and refractoriness-under-load (RUL) in compression
  • Thermomechanical Testing
    Thermomechanical properties including modulus of elasticity in flexural & compressive configurations, modulus of rupture, compressive strength, flexural creep and fracture mechanics parameters.
  • Metallography
    Visual, microstructural and compositional information. Full evaluation of physical, strength or performance characteristics can be determined.
  • TEM (Transmission Electron Microscopy) - nano-scale compositional and structural information with images.
  • Hardness Testing - including Vickers hardness, Vickers Micro-hardness and Rockwell hardness.
  • Physical Testing - stress / strain, modulus of elasticity, fracture toughness, creep, grain size, density and porosity.