Leader of technical committee :
Dr. Silke Richter
Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung (BAM)
The technical committee “Special Materials" comprises 15 to 25 heads of laboratories from the industry, research institutes and independent laboratories, which specialise in the analysis of special materials.
The committee works on metals and ceramic compounds which require special disintegration and analysis techniques. The focus is on extreme high-performance materials. Such materials often pose an analytical challenge, due to their high melting points or their extreme chemical resistance towards almost all disintegration media.
Over the last few years, the following certified reference materials have been created, all of which can be purchased from the Federal Institute for Materials Testing (BAM). All certified reference materials are available in powder form.
Further certified ring analyses are currently in the evaluation phase and will be officially released in the course of the next few months.
The certification of a titanium boride powder is planned.
The fundamental work for certified reference materials was done in the committee, while the certification ring analysis is taking place in a larger group.
Apart from the development of reference materials the technical committee also carries out ring analyses in order to prove the expertise of their laboratories. Proof of the successful participation in such a ring analysis is a BAM certificate.