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SwRI staff are collaborating on a multidisciplinary project to advance our understanding of chemicals in the food, air, drugs and products we are exposed to every day, as shown in this spectrometric data.
Chemicals and materials affect our everyday lives, from the products we use to the foods we eat to the homes we occupy. Southwest Research Institute uses sensitive laboratory equipment and powerful microscopy to examine the properties of materials.
SwRI offers extensive expertise in corrosion evaluation and mitigation for a range of applications. Scientists recently patented a technique to accurately quantify and characterize pitting corrosion using a laser profilometer to measure pit depths and surface area.
We are collaborating with the University of Texas at San Antonio to study the deleterious effects of gaseous hydrogen on critical components for the aerospace and oil and gas sectors. We are studying the mechanisms of hydrogen embrittlement in additively manufactured materials with the ultimate goal of designing AM parts that are less susceptible or even immune to hydrogen embrittlement.
For more information visit Chemistry & Materials.