School of GeoSciences

School of GeoSciences


Electron Backscatter Diffraction (EBSD)

EBSD is an SEM based technique that can be used to analyse the diffraction patterns generated when an electron beam interacts with a crystalline sample. The diffraction patterns are imaged on a phosphor screen and analysed by the HKL Channel5 software to determine the orientation of the crystal structure. The technique can be used to analyse:
[EBSD steel]

Analyses can be done as individual points or by mapping of areas of the sample surface. The resolution of the technique is <1 Ám.

For further details about EBSD and sample requirements please contact the SEM staff.