Scientific Projects hosted by MSI may be time limited or ongoing, performed as public research or customer directed contract work.

Services Offered by MSI

Amongst others MSI services may comprise:


  • Building customer specific information systems on materials constitution

Targeted bibliographic search and literature analysis;
Critical evaluation of constitutional data and phase diagrams, on request and up to date;  
Installation of customized in-house information and knowledge systems for selected materials classes including continuous updating service and link to MSIT

  • Calculation and simulation of unknown phase configurations employing

Critical evaluation of boundary data (1900 - up to date)
Thermodynamic calculation, extrapolation and prediction of multicomponent equilibria by computer simulation & modeling
Verification of predicted events by experiments and generation of missing data
Application of results with additional (customer) expertise

  • Metallurgical engineering services

Metallographic examinations and services
Caloric measurements
Microstructure examination  
Sample preparation and broad spectrum of property testing
Material selection, identification and analysis

  • Microscopy services

Scanning Electron Microscopy
Optical Microscopy
Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy  
Light Element Detection

Materials Processes Problems Industries
  • Steels
  • Light Alloys
  • Semiconductors
  • Precious Metals
  • Hard Metal Compounds
  • Electronic Materials
  • Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics
  • Slags
  • Superconductors
  • High Temperature Materials
  • Extraction Processes
  • Casting Processes
  • Soldering
  • Welding
  • Sintering
  • Heat Treatment
  • Metal Purifiction
  • Joining
  • Recycling
  • Melting
  • Combustion
  • Materials compatibility
  • Selection
  • Processing
  • Alloy Development
  • Precipitation of Phases
  • Metastable Phases
  • Corrosion
  • Stress induced cracks
  • etc.
  • Metallurgical
  • Transportation
  • Aerospace
  • Energy Conversion
  • Medical
  • Semiconductor
  • Recycling
  • and others