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Die Aktivitäten der
Abteilung Hochleistungskeramik an der EMPA Dübendorf lassen sich im
Rahmen der drei nachfolgend aufgeführten Schwerpunkte
Goal and Mission
of the Department
The Laboratory for High
Performance Ceramics is involved in the research, development and
characterization of advanced ceramics and composites for structural,
and increasingly for functional, applications. With our primarily
technologically-based orientation, we have established a leadership
position for ourselves in Switzerland.
In cooperation with project
partners, we conduct targeted feasibility studies in our specialized
processing laboratories to find new solutions to problems in the
field of materials. Special emphasis is placed on “high risk”
projects in the areas of nanostructuring, biomimetics, SOFC,
functional fibers and damage-tolerant ceramics, and results are
subsequently published in recognized specialist journals.
In the area of nanotechnology
(powder synthesis, processing, composite fabrication), we have
attained a key national position in transferring fundamental
knowledge gained in academic circles into industrial practice with
small and medium-sized companies.
Special emphasis is placed on the
chemical and physical processing of raw materials, parameter
optimization of subsequent process steps and product performance
under operating conditions.
Using successful demonstration
projects and prototype batches as a basis, the Laboratory for High
Performance Ceramics strives to bring the attained knowledge to
fruition in the form of scale-up projects with industrial partners.
With our widely-based interdisciplinary know-how and our extensive
network of contacts, we actively promote the introduction of
innovative products to the high-tech sector of Swiss industry.