Competence center material properties






Since October 2010, in cooperation between the Ministry for Economic Affairs, Climate Protection, Energy and State Planning of the State of Rhineland-Palatinate and the University of Koblenz-Landau, on the basis of the European Structural Funds for Regional Development (ERDF) within the framework of the objective "Regional competitiveness and employment (RWB) "carried out various infrastructure projects.


Establishment of a laboratory with the focus on allowing thermochemical stress scenarios to act on inorganic materials in order to avoid damaging influences e.g. Examine aggressive gas atmospheres for the resistance of the materials. The temperature, the gas partial pressure, the atmospheric pressure and the gas composition are varied. Thermogravimetry, mass spectroscopy, differential thermocalorimetry and other methods are used as analysis methods used simultaneously. Various software packages from the CAT (Computer Aided Thermochemistry) area are used to evaluate or simulate varied thermochemical or kinetic scenarios.





Establishment of a laboratory for both synthesis and analysis with a focus on new uses of technical carbons, especially in the cluster areas of ceramics, refractories, plastics and lightweight concrete. Due to their very different appearance (liquid, solid), technical carbons are used as additives in numerous production processes for the manufacture of material-optimized components. They give the composite materials specific physical properties such as bonding, conductivity, wetting behavior and much more. The development of the "best" species with defined improvements in the properties of the components forms the main project objective using the requirements of the refractory industry as an example.