The research team for Materials Physics has main a focus on materials characterisation and advanced analysis. We use and develop different kinds of instruments, from optical- and topography microscopes, via scanning electron microscopes and electron microprobes, to advanced transmission electron microscopes. We also have experience in using synchrotron radiation and x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy. The research group performs analyses for colleagues within SINTEF, but we also run our own research projects where we develop new methods or use known methods on new materials. Theoretical calculations and computer modelling are also important parts of our work.
Since we have long experience in examining samples with different techniques, we also carry out a number of short-term projects for industrial customers. Then we are often asked to solve a particular problem, find out why something went wrong in the production or why some component failed in service. Thanks to our wide experience and access to a broad spectrum of instruments within SINTEF, we can carry out almost any kind of problem solving related to materials.
Bjørn Steinar Tanem
, phone: (+47) 98 28 39 13