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Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 10
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 15 December 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v10.a0006660
EISBN: 978-1-62708-213-6
... diffraction crystallographic texture AUTOMATED ELECTRON BACKSCATTER DIFFRACTION (EBSD) is a technique that allows the crystallography of a sample to be determined in a suitably equipped scanning electron microscope (SEM). In brief, a prepared specimen that is flat and free from...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 10
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 15 December 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v10.a0006668
EISBN: 978-1-62708-213-6
... Abstract This article provides detailed information on the instrumentation and principles of the scanning electron microscope (SEM). It begins with a description of the primary components of a conventional SEM instrument. This is followed by a discussion on the advantages and disadvantages of...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 12
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 1987
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v12.a0001830
EISBN: 978-1-62708-181-8
... dating back to the sixteenth century to the state-of-the-art work in electron fractography and quantitative fractography. It also describes the applications and limitations of scanning electron microscope and transmission electron microscope. electron fractography fractography microfractography...
Series: ASM Desk Editions
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 1998
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.mhde2.a0003226
EISBN: 978-1-62708-199-3
... fracture information contained in optical and scanning-electron microscope fractographs. fractography fracture surface preparation light microscopy optical fractographs scanning-electron microscope fractographs FRACTOGRAPHY is the term coined in 1944 to describe the science of studying...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 12
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 1987
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v12.a0001835
EISBN: 978-1-62708-181-8
... general features of ductile and brittle fracture modes. fractography fracture modes scanning electron microscopy specimen preparation THE SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPE has unique capabilities for analyzing surfaces. A beam of electrons moves in an x - y pattern across a conductive specimen...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 12
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 January 1987
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v12.a0001836
EISBN: 978-1-62708-181-8
... fractographs with illustrations. cleaning fractograph fracture surface scanning electron microscopy specimen replication transmission electron microscopy THE APPLICATION of the transmission electron microscope to the study of fracture surfaces and related phenomena made it possible to obtain...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 10
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 15 December 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v10.a0006633
EISBN: 978-1-62708-213-6
... Abstract This article provides an overview of scanning probe microscopes (scanning tunneling microscope and atomic force microscope (AFM)), covering the various operating modes and probes used in these instruments and providing information on AFM instrumentation, applications, and analyses...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 10
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 15 December 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v10.a0006638
EISBN: 978-1-62708-213-6
... ( Ref 1 ). With the exception of hydrogen and helium, which do not produce characteristic x-rays, all elements of the periodic table can be measured. Generally referred to as electron probe microanalysis (EPMA), the technique is typically performed in a scanning electron microscope equipped with an...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 10
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 15 December 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v10.a0006681
EISBN: 978-1-62708-213-6
... then scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) is used to perform further detailed microstructure characterization. The TEM approach is unique among materials characterization techniques in that it enables essentially simultaneous examination of microstructural features...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 10
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 15 December 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v10.a0006657
EISBN: 978-1-62708-213-6
... a manner similar to x-ray mapping in a scanning electron microscope equipped with EDS. A selected area of a sample surface is scanned by the electron beam as the AES elemental signal generated by the electron beam and detected by the analyzer is used to generate an intensity-modulated image. Figure...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 10
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 15 December 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v10.a0006655
EISBN: 978-1-62708-213-6
..., such as polymer film or foil. Surface wettability can be determined by contact angle measurements. One possible influence on surface wettability is roughness on an atomic scale. Such roughness is too small to observe in optical or scanning electron microscopes. Using these techniques, an atomically...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 10
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 15 December 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v10.a0006672
EISBN: 978-1-62708-213-6
... appeared to have likely induced molded-in stress within the plastic jacket. The fracture surfaces were further inspected by using scanning electron microscopy, and the examination revealed features generally associated with brittle fracture, as shown in Fig. 10 . No evidence of microductility, such as...
Series: ASM Desk Editions
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 1998
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.mhde2.a0003252
EISBN: 978-1-62708-199-3
.... The scanning electron microscope provides a valuable combination of high resolution imaging, elemental analysis, and recently, crystallographic analysis: Imaging of features as small as ∼10 nm or less, roughly 100 times smaller than can be seen with light microscopes Imaging of rough surfaces...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 10
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 15 December 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v10.a0006684
EISBN: 978-1-62708-213-6
..., measuring the amount, size, and spacing of constituents, using the light optical microscope. The discussion covers the examination of microstructures using different illumination methods and includes a comparison between light optical images and scanning electron microscopy images of microstructure...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 10
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 15 December 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v10.a0006678
EISBN: 978-1-62708-213-6
... diffraction (see the article “Crystallographic Analysis by Electron Backscatter Diffraction in the Scanning Electron Microscope” in this Volume). Electron diffraction is usually used for symmetry determination and raw determination of unit cell parameters and atomic positions; however, recent techniques can...
Series: ASM Desk Editions
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 1998
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.mhde2.a0003253
EISBN: 978-1-62708-199-3
.... The scanning Auger microprobe is basically a scanning electron microscope (SEM) with two additional features: An Auger electron detector replaces an x-ray detector. The Auger detector is used to measure the energies of Auger electrons emitted from the sample. These characteristic energies enable...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 10
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 15 December 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v10.a0006658
EISBN: 978-1-62708-213-6
... microscopes: electron microscopes, including scanning electron microscopes (SEMs) and transmission electron microscopes (TEMs), which use focused electron beams to generate images of surfaces; optical microscopes, which use focused light to generate images of surfaces; and the newest type of scanning probe...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 10
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 15 December 2019
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v10.a0006641
EISBN: 978-1-62708-213-6
... applications, there is not one analytical tool capable of solving the problem by itself in many cases; this requires a combination of analytical tools, including scanning electron microscopy/energy-dispersive spectroscopy (SEM-EDS), SIMS, laser ablation ICP-MS, electron spectroscopy for chemical analysis/x-ray...
Series: ASM Handbook
Volume: 5B
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 30 September 2015
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.v05b.a0006063
EISBN: 978-1-62708-172-6
... environments for coating failure analysis. chromatography differential scanning calorimetry electrochemical impedance spectroscopy Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy laboratory corrosion testing microscopic visual examination scanning electron microscopy-energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy...
Series: ASM Desk Editions
Publisher: ASM International
Published: 01 December 1998
DOI: 10.31399/asm.hb.mhde2.a0003244
EISBN: 978-1-62708-199-3
... Abstract This article describes the methods and equipments involved in the preparation of specimens for examination by light optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, electron microprobe analysis for microindentation hardness testing, and for quantification of microstructural parameters...