Eidgenössische Materialprüfanstalt
Abteilung Hochleistungskeramik

Überlandstraße 129
CH-8600 Dübendorf
Tel: +41 (0)1-823-4123
Fax: +41 (0)1-823-4150


Die Aktivitäten der Abteilung Hochleistungskeramik an der EMPA Dübendorf lassen sich im Rahmen der drei nachfolgend aufgeführten Schwerpunkte zusammenfassen:

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.


27. Januar 2006

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