Analytical Microscopy of Precipitates in Rapidly Solidified Alloys
In the search for higher performance systems, precipitate formation is an essential means of obtaining the desired thermal and mechanical properties in many alloys. Precipitate identification is required to understand the alloy’s metallurgy and to further refine its properties. While there are a number of methods for such identification, the use of analytical TEMISTEM is particularly appropriate because of the rapid development of analytical electron microscopy. In this article, the problems of precipitate analysis are briefly described and some examples are provided illustrating how the application of AEM to the characterization of precipitates resolves many of these difficulties.
Jackson, A. G.
(1985). Analytical Microscopy of Precipitates in Rapidly Solidified Alloys. JOM, 37 (2), 46-50.