The aim of this project is to characterise and understand components of Ni superalloys in coated systems using high fidelity micromechanical tests.

The techniques adopted include TEM, FIB, EBSD, in-situ micromechanical testing and synchrotron X-ray diffraction. These techniques will be employed to characterise and study the mechanics and key properties of the material in different crystallographic orientations.

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