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EPSRC Reference: GR/N07615/01
Title: ENVIRONMENTAL SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPY OF METALS, CERAMICS, POLYMERS AND FOODS
Principal Investigator: Jones, Professor I
Other Investigators:
Davenport, Professor AJ Hall, Dr M Harrison, Professor R
Macaskie, Professor LE Ponton, Dr CB Hay, Dr JN
Harris, Professor IR Abell, Professor JS Fryer, Professor PJ
Abell, Professor J Zhang, Professor Z
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Department: Metallurgy and Materials
Organisation: University of Birmingham
Scheme: Standard Research (Pre-FEC)
Starts: 01 June 2000 Ends: 30 November 2003 Value (£): 473,726
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Bioprocess Engineering Materials Characterisation
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Environment Food and Drink
Manufacturing No relevance to Underpinning Sectors
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An environmental scanning electron microscope will be used for a variety of projects in four different departments. All of the projects require gas or liquid to surround the specimen as it is being examined. The departments concerned are Metallurgy and Materials, Biosciences, Chemical Engineering and Environmental health. The projects involve various aspects of (i) the growth, processing and corrosion of high temperature conductors, (ii) the corrosion of aluminium alloys with particular reference to the effects of intermetallic particles in the alloy, salt particles on the surface and heavily worked surface layers, (iii) the morphology of various foods in the presence of water and/or fat and/or heat, (iv) the growth of Widmanstatten ferrite plates over a wide range of temperatures and under an atmosphere of CO/CO2, (v) the hydrogen decrepitation, water vapour corrosion and high temperature oxidation of Nd-Fe-B magnets, (vi) the morphology and volatility of particles from diesel raod vehicles, (vii) the morphology of pores in wet cellulose films, (viii) determining the morphology of hydrated biofilms, (ix) sol particle morphology, agglomeration, sintering and further processing behaviour, (x) the change shape of submicron particles in response to stress.
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