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The H. H. Uhlig Corrosion Lab investigates the causes of failure in materials and the prevention of failure in materials, with an emphasis on nuclear materials.

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This is a diffusion couple of F91 and Fe-12Cr-2Si (200x). F91 exhibits a typical martensitic microstructure of long, thin laths of martensite, a non-equilibrium phase of steel. By contrast, Fe-12Cr-2Si has huge grains of cubic ferrite. The two metals have been diffusion bonded together by hot isostatic pressing (HIPing), where pressures of thousands of atmospheres and temperatures over 1,000C cause the two metals to meld together at the interface.

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Prof. Ron Ballinger
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