High-Temperature Oxidation

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Professor Basu
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The research focus of this laboratory is to investigate high-temperature oxidation behavior of materials by exposing metal and ceramic samples to corrosive atmospheres containing oxygen and sulfur at elevated temperatures up to 1,600˚C.

The laboratory is equipped with a CAHN (thermogravi-metric) balance and a Mettler microbalance for weight gain measurements, as well as an apparatus for oxidation in O–18 atmospheres, in order to determine oxidation mechanisms.