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MaSTeR - Material Science and Technology Research Center

Microstructural analysis

Area bacheca: 289&

MaSTeR is the reference research group at the Microstructural analysis laboratories of the University of Bergamo for:

  • Microstructural analysis of steels, cast iron, inox, aluminum and other alloys
  • Failure analysis
  • Optical and electronic microscopy (SEM) with EDS for qualitative and quantitative analysis (also dry non-conductive specimens)
  • Evaluation of grain size and inclusions
  • Vickers and Knoop Microhardness tests
  • Thermal treatments
  • Evaluation of sensitization and precipitation of phases

Main instruments and devices

  • Automated machine for grinding
  • EDS (Oxford)
  • Heating electric furnace
  • Hot mounting press
  • Metallographic cutter
  • Muffle furnace for thermal treatments
  • Optical microscope (Nikon)
  • Microcutter
  • Rockwell hardness tester (Galileo)
  • Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) (Zeiss EVO 40)
  • Sputter coater
  • Stereomicroscope (Leica)
  • Vickers-Knoop microhardness tester


For more information on the tests carried out at the Microstructural analysis laboratories, please mail to marina.cabrini@unibg.it or call +39 035 2052318/2051

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