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AZtec Synergy - Phase identification in a high temperature Steel

Phase discrimination using Electron Backscatter Diffraction (EBSD) is a powerful tool for the positive identification of phases that exist in materials at the microscopic level. Accurate phase identification is a basic requirement of an EBSD system. This technical note illustrates the capability of Oxford Instruments’ AZtecSynergy microanalysis system using the Tru-I® indexing engine to perform Phase Identification. This is coupled with simultaneous EBSD and X-ray chemical mapping. A high-temperature steel containing second phase particles is used as an example material, this sample contains phases which are traditionally very difficult to differentiate using EBSD.

By downloading this application note you will see:

  • The powerful capabilities of AZtec for characterising materials with more than one phase using a combination of EDS and EBSD
  • How AZtec and Tru-I accurately distinguish phases which have similar lattice parameters
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