The Micro Non-Destructive Testing division develops and evaluates non-destructive testing methods used to detect structures and defects measured in micrometres or less. This is achieved with the use of ultra-high-resolution imaging X-ray methods as well as a quantitative system for the 3D characterisation of the material microstructure.

To this end, we offer particular expertise in computed tomography and X-ray scatter that industrial and academic environments support and make use of and which is unique in the field. By expanding non-destructive testing to encompass subjects ranging from traditional heavy-duty components to miniaturised components made of lightweight materials, we develop new methods. Material characterisation is also the key word in relation to the development of expertise and apparatus for procedures such as tensile or high-temperature tests using CT and refraction apparatus.

We also investigate the use of neutron diffraction in tension analysis, which is used to examine damage mechanisms in different materials.

Prof. Dr./I. Giovanni Bruno, Head of Division Micro Non-Destructive Testing, Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM)

Contact Prof. Dr./I. Gio­van­ni Bruno