Metal cutting tool company Seco Tools and researchers from Linköping University have studied structural changes in TiAlN coatings on tools in atomic detail at the MAX IV beamline Balder. The results will guide the company’s development of more efficient metal-cutting tools.
What doesn’t break you makes you stronger – how to design optimal steels for impact
Your car gets hit by another vehicle, and the steel in its construction is deformed by the impact. The steel isn’t just designed to be strong enough to protect you. It also gets stronger because of the impact. It all has to do with the different arrangements that the atoms inside the steel can assume and under which conditions these so-called phases can exist.
Metal industry giant conducts experiments at MAX IV
Scientists probe ferroelectric domains in curved free-standing superlattices
By growing superlattices consisting of ferroelectric and non-ferroelectric transition metal oxides and releasing them from their underlying substrates, researchers explore polarization patterns in curved geometries.
Deciphering corrosion resistance of superalloys
To develop longer-lasting metallic materials for harsh operating conditions requires understanding of their surface composition, structure and properties. A Swedish research group investigated the surface chemistry and thickness of the protective native oxide layer of nickel superalloys at MAX IV’s FlexPES beamline.
The company Alfa Laval gains unprecedented insights on stainless steel at MAX IV
A team from the Swedish company Alfa Laval used MAX IV beamline MAXPEEM to gain unprecedented insights on the oxide layer of stainless steel. The information they obtained will be highly beneficial for the company’s R&D activities.