N.C.S.R. "Demokritos"


Department of Materials Science

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The ACL covers a wide range of processing, characterisation and testing facilities for technical and advanced ceramic materials. This allows integrated study and development of a range of materials, aided by other facilities within IMS and “Demokritos” in general. In addition, we can offer services to industry and to other laboratories. The main equipment within the laboratory includes:

  • High temperature furnaces (1600oC, controlled atmospheres)
  • Microwave heating equipment
  • Wet chemistry and solid-state chemistry processing
  • Compaction presses and moulds (uniaxial, isostatic, hydrostatic)
  • Diamond processing for hard materials (cutting, grinding, polishing)
  • Optical microscopes
  • NSTRON mechanical universal tester
  • Universal Hardness tester (Vickers, Brinell, Rockwell)
  • Microhardness tester
  • Cavitation Ultrasonic tester
  • Gas chromatograph

Department of Materials Science, N.C.S.R. "Demokritos", 153 10 Aghia Paraskevi, Attiki, phone: +30 210 6503381, fax: +30 210 6519430
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