High Temperature Oxidation Group Facilities

The HTOC group is endowed with a range of specialised equipment including:

  • Thermogravimetric analysis rigs (TGA)
  • Constant stress creep rigs in both tension and compression
  • Static furnaces
  • Thermal cycling furnaces
  • Various metallographic equipment
  • Grinding wheels
  • Syton colloid suspension polisher
  • Vacuum impregnation

As part of the School of Metallurgy and Materials, the group has access to a large selection of characterisation tools:

Scanning Electron Microscopes (SEM):

  • Jeol 6060
  • Jeol 7000F
  • Philips XL-30 (LaB6 filament)
  • Philips XL-30 FEG Environmental SEM

Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM):

  • Jeol 1200EX with SEM and STEM unit (LaB6 filament)
  • Philips Tecnai F20 with STEM, Gatan EELS and Oxford Isis EDS