This is not a research group, rather a team of technicians offering their service to all of the research groups at the institute.
The physical properties of materials are mainly determined by their microstructure. Therefore, materials research depends strongly on efficient methods for qualitative and quantitative characterization of materials. The Materials Characterization group of DECHEMA-Forschungsinstitut acts as a service centre for the investigation of materials properties, using sophisticated methods, such as metallography, electron microscopy, microanalytic and mechanical testing. Besides the research connected with the long-term projects of the different groups, the know-how is also used for short-term commissions from industry for materials and corrosion research and for damage assessment.