The Development and Characterization of High-Performance Materials: A Retrospective Article

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The subject of this paper is the use of conventional and advanced metallographic techniques for the development and characterization of high-performance materials. It provides the author's personal retrospective, spanning the years from 1980 until the present day and ranging from functional to structural materials. The metallographic techniques discussed in this article include light optical as well as scanning electron microscopy, conventional and high-resolution transmission electron microscopy, microprobe and atom probe tomography. Furthermore, additional and complementary procedures such synchrotron radiation and neutrons will be outlined.

Translated title of the contributionEntwicklung und Charakterisierung von Hochleistungswerkstoffen im Rückblick
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)614-649
Number of pages36
JournalPractical metallography = Praktische Metallographie
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2020

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