Diffusion Profile

Cross section of graphite fibers in aluminum: Carbon Kα X-ray image (field of view 100 μm)

Metallurgy and Materials Science

The electron microprobe is well suited to applications in metallurgy and materials science. In the past, the lab has been involved in characterizing synthetic perovskite-structure compounds, a variety of ultra-hard ceramics, diffusion profiles in ceramics, carbides, fly ash, electrorefining slimes, III-V semiconductors, and superconductors. We have an extensive collection of standards that provide for the analysis of the ordinary to the exotic.