November 2001

Department of Powder Technology

Director  Professor Dr. Rolf Clasen

Department of Powder Technology
Saarland University
Building 43
Im Stadtwald
66123 Saarbr├╝cken
Phone: (49) 681 302 5008
Fax: (49) 681 302 5227
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The department of powder technology of the University of Saarland is one of the leading German research groups in powder processing for ceramics and glasses. The technology developed by Prof. Rolf Clasen in the mid 80's for making bulk silica glasses from colloidal silica has been continuously improved and adapted to satisfy specific needs for industrial materials.

The lab has expertise on near-shape manufacturing with nanosized glass and ceramic powders as well as material shaping via electrophoretic deposition. Functionally graded glass-metal composites for lighting applications and glass-metal junctions for microelectronics are typical examples of the industrial realization of this applications oriented research group


Glass  and ceramic from colloids or/and nanoparicules
Electro-spraying techniques for glass and ceramic coatings
Electrophoretic deposition
Wear and Corrosion resistant coatings
Functionally graded materials

Publications & Patents




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