The movie represents a scale bridging journey from the macro scale into the nanocosmos of a superalloy turbine blade. Turbine blades are produced by a directional solidification process. They are used in gas turbines for aero engines and for power plants where they must withstand high mechanical loads at extremely high temperatures. The movie was produced by the Insitute for Materials of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum in the framework of the collaborative research center SFB/TR 103 on single crystal super alloys, which is funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG).
Video available here.