This includes for example
- Mechanical tests as tensile, low-cycle-fatigue, Charpy impact, creep, hardness
- Metallographic preparation and light-optical microscopy
- Thermogravimetry, gamma- and x-ray-spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, densiometry
Installations for artificial hydrogen and tritium loading and for thermally driven desorption enable to investigate and quantify the respective adsorption and retention behaviour.
A special task is the development and adaption of investigation techniques to the needs of remote-handled operation in Hot Cells or to other special requirements of radioactive and toxic materials.