Testing Laboratory : Microanalysis


Scanning Electron Microscopy
  • Large 12” specimen chamber with an 8” stage magnification, up to 100,000x resolution of 2-4nm
  • Detection modes: secondary electron, backscatter, Robinson backscatter, and cathodoluminescence
  • Energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS)
  • Qualitative analysis (C to U), x-ray mapping
  • Fractography, surface contamination, failure analysis, and defect characterization

Electron Microprobe Analysis
  • 3-axis automated stage with analysis area of 40mm x 40mm
  • Wavelength dispersive spectroscopy (WDS)
  • Quantitative analysis (Na to U), x-ray mapping, and line scan analysis (Be to U)
  • Chemical certification of metallic and/or oxide coatings
  • Particle and phase identification

  • Metallic & ceramic sample preparation, mounts up to 2” x 4”
  • Precision cutting and grinding
  • Microscopic measurements to 0.0001”
  • Digital and Polaroid photography of microstructure
  • Microhardness (Vickers & Knoop)
  • Quantitative image analysis (grain size, % porosity, and % solutioning)
  • Process approval, failure analysis, problem solving and consulting services

Microanalysis image

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Microanalysis Laboratory Equipment

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David Betz

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