Experimental thermodynamics is accurate and reliable determination of mass, temperature, pressure, voltage and current [e.g. at elevated temperatures].
- A generous industrial support enables development of an experimental thermodynamics laboratory with appropriate measuring instruments (EMF technique) and materials synthesis.
- The main experimental set-ups (all using controlled atmospheres) available now:
- three low-temperature EMF furnaces equipped for AgI & Ag4RbI5 electrolytes (max 1100 °C),
- one high-temperature EMF furnace for ZrO2 electrolytes (max. 1600 °C),
- three high temperature furnace systems for phase equilibrations (1600 °C),
- one liquid-liquid-solid equilibration furnace (1600 °C),
- one very high temperature (1700 °C) freeze lining furnace with rotating pedestal (cold finger),
- a thermocouple calibration system (up to 1600 °C),
- an autoclave system with low pressure (10 bar) and high pressure reactors (60) [jointly with the corrosion & materials chemistry group],
- several electrochemical measuring stations (electrometers) for very low current and high-impedance systems; current and voltage standards,
- high-temperature test rig for cyclic hot-corrosion (max. 1150 °C),
- high-accuracy pressure transducer (Baratron) and
- high-accuracy atmospheric pressure/temperature/relative humidity measuring station.
- HSC Chemistry