In this internship the student will contribute with his work to a better understanding of corrosion and fracture mechanisms in heavy liquid metal environment. This internship will focus on microstructural investigation of exposed 316L material to an LBE environment.
The student will prepare and analyse 316L stainless steel samples which have been exposed to heavy liquid metal. Statistics will be applied to analyse the contact surfaces of the exposed samples. Next to this, different microstructural techniques such as light optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy and electron backscatter diffraction will be used for analysing the microstructure of these samples, where the focus will be on the interaction layer between the LBE and the 316L stainless steel.