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Reliability Assessment Center for Chemical Materials

Reliability Assessment Center for Chemical Materials
Head
  • NameKyu Young Heo
  • Office+82-42-860-7700
  • E-mailkheo@krict.re.kr
Kyu Young Heo

Overview of the center

  • Development and provision of technology for evaluating materials reliability to secure industrial competitiveness
  • Establishment of test, analysis and evaluation infrastructure needed to foster materials and components industries

Major research fields

Development of technology for evaluating reliability of chemical materials

  • Development of technology for properties evaluation, acceleration test and environmental degradation test for evaluating reliability of chemical materials
  • Standardization of technology for degradation evaluation and analysis of chemical materials
  • Prediction of lifespan of chemical materials using statistics methods and prediction modeling

Development and provision of technology for improving reliability of chemical materials

  • Failure cause analysis and degradation analysis for urgently tackling problems of industry
  • Development and provision of improvement technology for improving reliability of chemical materials
  • Development and provision of technology for optimizing chemical compositions to increase durability lifespan

Provision of technology for test, analysis, and evaluation of chemical materials

  • Provision of technology for test, analysis, and evaluation of chemical materials
  • Provision of technology for accelerated degradation test of chemical materials
  • Provision of technology for electron microscopic analysis-based characterization to analyze micro-causes of failure

Key facilities and equipment in the center

Establishment of world-class foundation for evaluating chemical materials

Key facilities and equipment in the center – Chemical analysis, Thermal properties analysis, Microstructure analysis, Surface analysis, Mechanical properties evaluation, Accelerated degradation test
Items Details
Chemical analysis UV-vis, FT-IR, Py-GC/MS, GPC
Thermal properties analysis DSC, TGA, TMA, DMA
Microstructure analysis TEM, Cryo-TEM, SEM, EDS, Micro-XRF, FIB, X-ray Micro CT
Surface analysis AFM, XPS, FIB-TOF/SIMS
Mechanical properties evaluation UTM, temperature-variable universal testing machine, thermal shock tester
Accelerated degradation test Aging Oven, Humidity Chamber, Weather-O-meter, UV Chamber