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The measurement of grain boundary geometryby V Randle
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Studying material properties from their geometrical measurements, The Measurement of Grain Boundary Geometry provides a framework for a specialized application of electron microscopy for metals and alloys and, by extension, for ceramics, minerals, and semiconductors. The book presents an overview of the developments in the theory of grain boundary geometry and its practical applications in material engineering. It also covers the tunneling electron microscope (TEM), experimental aspects of data collection, data processing, and examples from actual investigations. Each step of the analysis process is clearly described, from data collection through processing, analysis, representation, and display to applications.
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For researchers in materials science and engineering, physics, chemistry, and geology, a reference and handbook on all aspects of using electron optics techniques to study grain boundaries in metals and alloys, and by extension, in ceramics, semiconductors, and minerals. Outlines the theoretical framework; details each step from collecting data to presenting findings; and reviews the advantages and disadvantages of the options available. Also provides a rationale and methodology for handling the geometric data on a large, statistically significant scale.
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This book provides an overview and also a description of the latest developments in the theory of grain boundary geometry, experimental aspects of data collection and data processing. The book covers all aspects of electron optics techniques (SEM, TEM) to the study of grain boundaries in metals and alloys (and by extension to semiconductors, ceramics and minerals).
Includes bibliographical references (p. -165) and index.
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