From micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) to surface coatings for satellites and aircraft, the aerospace industry is constantly operating on the cutting edge of technology.
Synchrotron research is a key tool for aerospace industrial research, and is applied to a wide range of problems from the study of surface coating failures to the development of next-generation lubricants.
- Characterization of ceramic coatings on jet engine components at operational temperatures.
- Mapping of stresses in the leading edge of turbine blades due to foreign object damage.
- Aid in the development of solid and liquid lubricants for applications in extreme environment, such as high and low temperature and the vacuum of space.
- 3-D structure determination for nondestructive analysis of electronic packages.
- Understanding the role of microcracks in the mechanical properties of brittle matrix composites such as carbon/carbon.
- Non-destructive mapping of corrosion of aluminum or steel beneath a paint coating.
- Calibration of spectrometer components for deployment in geostationary satellites.
- Fabrication of MEMS for space exploration.
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