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(Microscopy)
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Traditionally, microstructure refers to features that are visually evident in an optical or electron microscope. However, many critical aspects of microstructure are not visually evident. For example,... (View Full Article)
(Microscopy)
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Orientation Imaging Microscopy OIM is a technique for characterizing the crystallographic orientation aspects of material microstructures. The technique is based on automated indexing of electron... (View Full Article)
(Product and Material Testing)
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Polycrystalline microstructures can be well imaged using maps reconstructed from orientation data collected by electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD) in the scanning electron microscope (SEM). These... (View Full Article)
(Microscopy)
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Polycrystalline microstructures can be well imaged using maps reconstructed from orientation data collected by electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD) in the scanning electron microscope (SEM). These... (View Full Article)
(Product and Material Testing)
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Twin boundaries have unique properties relative to other types of boundaries. Some of these properties increase the strength and inhibit stress corrosion cracking of the material. Others improve... (View Full Article)
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During the austenite to martensite phase transformation varying numbers of product martensite grains with different crystallographic orientations can be obtained from one single austenite parent... (View Full Article)
(Product and Material Testing)
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Fracture mechanics is well established to model the propagation of a crack in a continuum. However, the mechanisms by which a crack is nucleated are not well understood. The heterogeneous deformation... (View Full Article)
(Product and Material Testing)
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Electron microscopy and x-ray microanalysis are common techniques in many research, development and quality labs (GarĀ¬ratt-Reed and Bell, 2002; Goldstein et al., 2003). As systems become ever more... (View Full Article)
(Product and Material Testing)
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Archaeometry is the application of scientific techniques developed for the physical and biological sciences to archaeology. Electron Backscatter Diffraction or EBSD has become relatively common in the... (View Full Article)
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Increasing demand for energy is one of the most critical challenges facing the world today. Many nations are seeking to reduce their dependence on fossil fuels due to geopolitical instabilities and... (View Full Article)
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High-deformation processing has been shown to produce an ultra-fine grain size in metallic materials. The resulting increase in strength is highly desirable for many metals. One such processing method... (View Full Article)
(Product and Material Testing)
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Performing EDS analysis on a specimen with coarse particles on the surface can be difficult because of shadowing effects as shown in the schematic in figure 1. However, this effect can be mitigated in... (View Full Article)
(Product and Material Testing)
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Performing EDS analysis on a specimen with rough surface such as a fracture surface can be difficult because of shadowing effects as shown in the schematic in figure 1. An additional complexity... (View Full Article)
(Microscopy)
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An EDAX Pegasus system with Orientation Imaging Microscopy (OIM™) was used to analyze an inclusion in a metallic sample. The matrix consisted primarily of Aluminum Titanium. Aluminum Oxide and... (View Full Article)
(Product and Material Testing)
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Coupled with an Energy Dispersive x-ray System (EDS), the Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) is often used to analyze trace evidence. Automated identification of gun shot residue is an excellent... (View Full Article)
(Product and Material Testing)
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In a recent issue of JOM, Jones and Thomas gave an overview of materials issues associated with the Hydrogen Economy. They point out that while there are economic and societal issues associated with... (View Full Article)
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Samples being analyzed in a scanning electron microscope can build up a charge from the beam. This happens when a sample or area (i.e. phase, particle, edge, etc.) does not conduct the electrical... (View Full Article)
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Thermoelectric materials can convert temperature differences into an electric potential or conversely an applied voltage into a temperature difference. This property leads to potential applications in... (View Full Article)
(Product and Material Testing)
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The Max-Planck-Institute for Iron Research deals with the investigation of iron and steels and other related, mainly structural materials. EBSD-based orientation microscopy in the SEM has proven to be... (View Full Article)
(Product and Material Testing)
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In many materials applications, the elastic behavior of a material is of critical importance. The elastic behavior can be described in terms of the elastic modulus. The elastic modulus relates the... (View Full Article)
(Product and Material Testing)
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Classical archaeology techniques can generally answer the basic questions of identity, provenance and authenticity of ancient metallic artifacts. However, Archaeometallurgy can provide answers to more... (View Full Article)
(Filtration and Separation Products)
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In the oil refining industry, keeping contaminants out is big business. According to Manager of Diagnostic Research, Cathy Vartuli, Intercat, of Savannah, Georgia, has the tools to do just that.... (View Full Article)
(Microscopy)
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Many five-fold branched Si particles (Sip) were observed in Al-40wt%Si functionally graded materials (FGMs) produced by a single step laser process on cast Al-alloy substrate (reference is made to our... (View Full Article)
(Product and Material Testing)
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Intergranular degradation processes such as intergranular-cracking, -corrosion, and -creep cavitation have plagued numerous plant components in the nuclear, oil and gas, transportation, chemical and... (View Full Article)
(Product and Material Testing)
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EDAX-TSL has been preparing samples for EBSD analysis for over 15 years now. It is often surprising to visitors to our lab, that we've been able to handle such a wide variety of samples without a fume... (View Full Article)
(Microscopy)
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An electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD) pattern is formed when a focused electron beam is positioned on a grain within a highly inclined (typically 70 degrees) sample in a scanning electron... (View Full Article)
(Product and Material Testing)
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The EDAX LambdaSpec LEXS is a wavelength dispersive X-ray spectrometer which features X-ray optics designed for parallel beam operation. The high collection optics provide high efficiency for light... (View Full Article)
(Product and Material Testing)
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The EDAX LambdaSpec LEXS is a wavelength dispersive X-ray spectrometer which features X-ray optics designed for parallel beam operation. The high collection optics provide high efficiency for light... (View Full Article)
(Microscopy)
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"Photonic applications using the II-Vi semiconductor Zinc Oxide (ZnO) are becoming increasingly prevalent, and research into even more uses is exploding, with hundreds of labs looking into the... (View Full Article)
(Nondestructive Testing Equipment)
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Worldwide demand for electricity is growing and the driving force to develop new technologies and materials for alternative energy generation has been increasing due to economic, environmental, and... (View Full Article)
(Microscopy)
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The refinement of the final microstructure is the main challenge of the thermomechanical processing of microalloyed steels. However, the final ferrite microstructure is the result of the combination... (View Full Article)
(Product and Material Testing)
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The Gibeon meteorite is a differentiated iron meteorite that fell in Nambia, Africa in prehistoric times, with fragments spread over an area 70 miles wide and 230 miles long. The Gibeon fall was... (View Full Article)
(Product and Material Testing)
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The sample is a fine-grained chert from the Pilbara region in North-Western Australia and is approximately 3000 million years old. The quartz rock exhibits a strong foliation and OIM analysis was... (View Full Article)
(Product and Material Testing)
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The crystallography and texture of oxide thin films have been studied using Orientation Imaging Microscopy (OIM). The crystallography of both the growth interface and the grain boundaries within the... (View Full Article)
(Product and Material Testing)
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Automated Electron Backscatter Diffraction (EBSD) or Orientation Imaging Microscopy (OIM) has proven its utility in the characterization of microstructure in polycrystalline materials. In single phase... (View Full Article)
(Product and Material Testing)
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Calcium carbonate (CaCO3) is an abundant natural material that has a number of polymorphs and can form in a wide range of biological systems e.g. shells of marine molluscs, corals and avian eggshells.... (View Full Article)
(Product and Material Testing)
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Rolling and recrystallization form an integral part in the processing of metals and alloys. Rolling processes are usually carried out in a number of stages, with variations in temperature, strain and... (View Full Article)
(Product and Material Testing)
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Stainless steels have applications in areas where surface appearance is an extremely important property. These may include areas such as kitchen work tops, cupboard facings and cladding for building... (View Full Article)
(Product and Material Testing)
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Heat resisting alloys are strengthened by a number of different precipitate phases such as carbide and intermetallic phases, and their stability at high temperatures is essential to alloy design.... (View Full Article)
(Product and Material Testing)
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Orientation mapping via automated analysis of Electron Backscatter Diffraction (EBSD) patterns has developed into an established microstructural analysis tool in the electron microscopy community.... (View Full Article)
(Product and Material Testing)
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Fuel cells are a major part of the conversation in addressing the world's energy needs. Fuel cells are highly efficient power sources with long term stability and low emissions. A fuel cell running on... (View Full Article)
(Product and Material Testing)
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Some materials exhibit a texture dominated by the alignment of a particular crystal direction with a given sample direction. This type of texture is often observed in thin films. For example, aluminum... (View Full Article)
(Microscopy)
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OIM measurements were used to investigate the texture and microstructural gradients observed in extruded aluminium profiles. The material used in this study was an AlMgSi-alloy containing 0.45 wt% Mg... (View Full Article)
(Microscopy)
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As the features of integrated circuitry (IC) chips are scaled down to submicron dimensions, the manufacturer demands new technology to meet performance and reliability requirements for the electronic... (View Full Article)
(Product and Material Testing)
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OIM measurements were used to understand the unusual mechanical behavior observed in tantalum plate. The material used in this study was rolled and annealed vacuum arc-re-melted tantalum plate.... (View Full Article)
(Product and Material Testing)
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Orientation imaging microscopy (OIM) has been used to investigate deformation and recrystallization during friction stir processing (FSP) of cast NiAl bronze materials. FSP is a novel adaptation of... (View Full Article)
(Product and Material Testing)
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For Ti2AlNb intermetallics alloys, there is potential to improve the mechanical behavior through grain boundary engineering (GBE), where thermomechanical processing (TMP) treatments may alter the... (View Full Article)
(Product and Material Testing)
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Since the early days of XEDS, analysts have taken advantage of chemical stoichiometry to aid in the calculations of compositions. EDS detectors with Be windows would not allow the measurement of... (View Full Article)