THE PREPARATION OF THIN METAL FOILS BY MICROTOMY: AN ASSESSMENT OF THE TECHNIQUE, AND ITS APPLICATION TO METALLURGICAL INVESTIGATIONS WITH THE ELECTRON MICROSCOPE
Final technical rept., 31 Dec 1961-30 Mar 1962
AEON LABS EGHAM (UNITED KINGDOM)
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Microtomy provides a suitable alternative method for preparing thin films of metallic specimens for electron microscopy, when electropolishing or etching techniques cannot be used, provided dis tortion is unimportant. Interfaces of metallic layers on a metal substrate can be prepared by microtomy provided there is strong bonding between the two materials. It is difficult to obtain sec tions of brittle oxide layers. The direct compar ison between electropolished and microtomed thin films showed that the metallographic structure was similar, but some distortion of microtomed sections was inevitable.
- Properties of Metals and Alloys
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods