10 December 2016 Issue 44
Quantitative EDS phase maps for the analysis of complex ceramic composites
Complex composite materials are carefully engineered on the microscale in order to deliver a specific macro-level performance.
A new technique is presented here that generates quantitative elemental phase maps with no user bias and, in fact, no user input except for the raw data. This technique is used here to analyse and compare the underlying chemistries of a semi-metallic and a ceramic brake pad and the macro level performance of the two brake pads.
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