Skip to Main Content
ASM Handbook

Metallography and Microstructures

Edited by
George F. Vander Voort
George F. Vander Voort
Search for other works by this author on:
ASM International
Volume
9
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-177-1
Publication date:
2004
Book Chapter

Preparation and Microstructural Analysis of High-Performance Ceramics

By
Ulrike Täffner
Ulrike Täffner
Max-Planck-Institut für Metallforschung
,
Stuttgart
,
Germany
Search for other works by this author on:
Veronika Carle
Veronika Carle
Max-Planck-Institut für Metallforschung
,
Stuttgart
,
Germany
Search for other works by this author on:
Ute Schäfer
Ute Schäfer
Max-Planck-Institut für Metallforschung
,
Stuttgart
,
Germany
Search for other works by this author on:
Michael J. Hoffmann
Michael J. Hoffmann
Institut für Keramik im Maschinenbau, Universität Karlsruhe
,
Germany
Search for other works by this author on:
Published:
2004
Page range:
1057 - 1066
Publication history
November 01, 2004

Abstract

Microstructural analysis reveals many important details about the qualities and capabilities of high-performance ceramics. This article explains how to prepare ceramic samples for imaging and the imaging technologies normally used. It describes sectioning, mounting, grinding, and polishing as well as ceramographic etching. It discusses common imaging approaches, including scanning electron microscopy and thin-section polarized light techniques, a type of optical microscopy. The article also addresses microstructural classification, examining detailed micrographs from samples of aluminum oxide, zirconium dioxide, aluminum nitride, silicon carbide, and piezoelectric ceramics.

You do not currently have access to this content.
Don't already have an account? Register

Ulrike Täffner, Veronika Carle, Ute Schäfer, Michael J. Hoffmann, 2004. "Preparation and Microstructural Analysis of High-Performance Ceramics", Metallography and Microstructures, George F. Vander Voort

Download citation file:


×
Close Modal
This Feature Is Available To Subscribers Only

Sign In or Create an Account

Close Modal
Close Modal