GRK 1229: Stabile und metastabile Mehrphasensysteme bei hohen Anwendungstemperaturen

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Start date : 01.04.2006

End date : 30.03.2015

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High-temperature materials are of extremely high technical and economical interest. They play a major role in engines for transportation and energy generation. The materials used have a multiphase and often nanoscale microstructure. To meet the requirements of different applications, ceramic materials (extremely high temperatures, low stresses) or metals and alloys (high temperatures, high stresses) are preferential. In composite materials the beneficial properties of ceramics and metals are combined to produce a material which fulfils the requirements of the most demanding applications. Two universities in Bayreuth and Erlangen-Nuremberg, with acknowledged expertise in materials science and engineering, are situated within close proximity in northern Bavaria. This leads to a high concentration of expertise, equipment and highly trained students compared to German and international standards. The topic of multi-phase high-temperature materials allows a very attractive graduate programme and research topics to be created. Different material classes, processing techniques, analytical methods and theoretical models will be taught to the graduate students. In many cases, there is a strong connection between materials science basics (such as solid state thermodynamics) and problems arising during service (such as phase stability of multi-component alloys). Therefore, courses will be offered which cover a wide range of topics, from understanding materials to real applications. A number of world-wide contacts allow the incorporation of numerous recognised international scientists within the Research Training Group.


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