The research unit is structured into 6 instrument platforms and 6 technological and digital platforms to support research activities addressing the following issue :
Instrument platforms and Technological and digital Platforms
Durability and energy efficiency of components and factory.
From grain to factory / From material to component
Instrument platforms correspond to research facilities grouped by characterization types and to a service offer for internal use in support of the most upstream laboratory research activities covering TRLs from 1 to 3.
|EMI : Mechanical Testing and Instrumentation||Environmental and in situ (SEM) Mechanical tests Thermomechanical treatments Prototyping Micromechanical analyses|
|CMS : Microstructures and Surfaces Characterization||Electron microscopies Surface analysis (XPS, Auger, AFM) Sensory analyses Visual rendering|
|ESMAT : Thermal Micro-Analysis of solids (powders)||Thermogravimetry Differential thermal analysis Calorimetry Dilatometry Gas Analysis by coupling with IR, CPG, MS|
|RX : X Ray analysis||X-ray diffraction (powder patterns, textures, stresses, high resolution) X-ray tomography|
|PC2 : Powders Physico-Chemical Characterizations||Grinding, sieving Grain size (GL, DLS, FBRM, Turbidimetry) Flowability Porosity Hg Specific area (BET) Surface energy (Digidrop, Zeta Potential)|
|SAC : Spectroscopy and Chemical Analysis||IRFT Spectroscopy (DRIFT, ATR,…) Raman Spectroscopy UV, Fluo-X and ICP spectroscopy Ion Chromatography, GC and GC-MS Gas analysis: IR, UV and MS|
Technological and digital platforms are a collaborative service offer open to potential external collaborators. The projects handled within these platforms are downstream oriented, in the range of TRL 3 to 6, with the construction and/or implementation of pilot lines.