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Centre for Characterization and Microscopy of Materials (CM)2

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Research Specification

The (CM)2 is active in the following fields :
a) metal matrix composites: understanding and fundamental phenomena and utilization;
b) powder metallurgy: powder compressibility improvement, development of alloys with a better machining behavior;
c) zinc galvanized and galvannealed coatings: fundamental and applied research;
d) integrated microscopy: the Centre is developing software for the acquisition, treatment and quantification of spectrum images based on both electron energy loss spectroscopy and X-ray spectrometry. Researchers are currently at work on a new integrated image-analysis system.

Research Personnel

  • Professors/Researchers: 1
  • Graduate Students: 13
  • Research Assistants and Technicians: 4

Specialized Equipments

2 transmission electron microscopes equipped with an electron energy loss spectrometer and X-Ray energy dispersive spectrometer; 2 scanning electron microscopes equipped with X-ray energy dispersive spectrometers; Auger scanning electron microscope; image analysis system; 2 X-ray diffractometers and a variety of equipment for specimen preparation (ion beam thinning, electropolishing ultramicrotomy).

External Sources of Funding

NSERC, Alcan, Oerlikon, Domfer, Précitech, Noranda


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