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Department of physical principles for design of steels and alloys
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  • X-ray diffractometer DRON-3M (USSR) with texture analysis device;

  • X-ray diffractometer HUBER (Germany) with Cryo's Cryocool Gas Stream Cooler LN3 (USA);

  • Mechanical spectroscopy (method of internal friction);

  • Nuclear gamma-resonance spectrometer in transmission and back scattering geometries WISSEL (Germany) with cryostat;

  • Nuclear gamma-resonance spectrometer MS1101E (Russia) with cryostat;

  • Vector magnetometer VSM "Aerosonic" with electromagnet of 1T, produced by Oxford Instruments Ltd;

  • Equipment for measurements of magnetic susceptibility in the temperature range of 80 to 450 K, produced by IMP NASU;

  • Computer modelling: ab initio calculations of electronic structure (licensed WIEN2K software);

  • Tensile and compressing tests (model H5K-T UTM by Tinius Olsen (former HOUNSFIELD));

  • Optical polarized microscope CARL ZEISS equipped with a digital photocamera and ferrite-garnet magneto-optical films for study of magnetic domain structure;

  • Dilatometer for measurements of linear size change under combined action of magnetic field, mechanical loading and temperature;

  • Licensed programme ThermoCalc for calculations of thermodynamical equilibrium;

  • Licensed programme DICTRA for calculations of diffusion processes.

Other facilities:

   Equipment for melting: arc furnace for melting of small ingots of 10 to 50 g in the weight
   Heat treatment
          1. NABERTHERM N11/H
          2. High-vaccum furnace
          3. Furnaces

In cooperation within Institute for Metal Physics:

  • Unit "Granat-2M" constructed by Institute of Crystallography (Moscow, Russia), for growth of single crystals with sizes of up to 18 mm in diameter and 120 mm of length.

  • Induction furnace for melting 200 g to 1 kg ingots under vacuum or protected atmosphere.

  • An analytical electron microscope, JEM-2000 FXII, at a voltage of 200 kV, equipped with a STEM unit for microdiffraction from extremely small areas of 20 nm in diameter.

  • Fluorescence spectrometer for chemical analysis of alloy compositions.

  • X-ray Longwave fully automated Spectrometer, able to record low-intensive spectra due to large exposition time.

  • X-Ray Photoelectron Spectrometer; Cluster & Band Calculations of Electron Structure of Compounds.

In cooperation with Institute for Semiconductor Physics, Kiev

  • Electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectrometer with technical characteristics: frequency 9.3 GHz, microwave field power 10 dB, the amplification coefficient 2x103, the magnetic field with the modulation amplitude 2x104 T and frequency 105 Hz.

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