Materials Science and Engineering
At Materials Science and Engineering research is conducted on metallic and ceramic materials. The research covers the whole chain Processes – Structures – Properties. The department has three units and three competence centres working closely with the industry and providing research-related infrastructure.
Research units and competence centres
Paper waste makes greener steel2 Jun 2021
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High energy X-rays reveal the resistance of steel to embrittlement
The high energy X-rays at the Swedish Material Science beamline make it possible to see what’s happening within steels, in real-time, also in environm...Read the article
Recovered electronics reduce carbon footprint
Waste from electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) is estimated to grow to about 12 million tons by 2020 in EU, which makes it the fastest growing ...Read the article
Sustainable refrigerators thanks to magnetic materials
Magnetic heat-pumps offer a low-energy demand and environmentally friendly alternative for the classical refrigeration industry. The process is called...Read the article