Metallographic Specimen Preparation

Optical and Electron Microscopy

  • James L. McCall
  • William M. Mueller

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Delmar V. Miley, Arthur E. Calabra
    Pages 1-40
  3. James A. Nelson, Robert M. Westrich
    Pages 41-54
  4. Joseph Barrett
    Pages 69-76
  5. R. D. Buchheit, J. L. McCall
    Pages 77-94
  6. F. R. Charvat, P. C. Warren, E. D. Albrecht
    Pages 95-107
  7. William C. Coons
    Pages 109-120
  8. R. J. Gray
    Pages 155-177
  9. R. J. Gray, R. S. Crouse, B. C. Leslie
    Pages 179-206
  10. E. M. Cramer
    Pages 275-282
  11. Charles Hays
    Pages 307-331
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 349-358

About this book


/.letallography is much more than taking striking pictures at high magnifications or polishing and etching specimens in such a way that no scratches can be seen. Basically, metallography is the physical metallurgist's most useful and most used tool for studying metals. Although it is perhaps his oldest tool, it certainly is not likely to become obsolete. Rather, the continued demands that have been placed upon materials have required more detailed charac­ terizations of their microstructures and this, in turn, has re­ quired the metallographer to develop new techniques to make these characterizations. Not too many years ago, the metallographer had only optical microscopes with which to examine his specimens. Now he has elec­ tron microscopes, scanning electron microscopes, and a whole host of instruments which were unknown to him only a relatively few years ago. This has forced him to learn not only how to use these new instruments and how to interpret the information that they provide but it also has made him develop new techniques for preparing the samples for examination.


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Editors and affiliations

  • James L. McCall
    • 1
  • William M. Mueller
    • 2
  1. 1.Battelle Columbus LaboratoriesColumbusUSA
  2. 2.American Society for MetalsMetals ParkUSA

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