Accession Number : ADD012020

Title :   Method to Reveal Microstructures in Single Phase Alloys.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Weiss,Isaac ; Froes,Francis H ; Eylon,Daniel

Report Date : 22 Oct 1985

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : A method for revealing the microstructure of metal alloys which comprises the steps of polishing the sample, chemically etching the polished metal surface, thermally etching the chemically etched surface and quenching the thermally etched sample. This method allows observation of deformed and recrystallized grains on the same polished surface and provides the opportunity to correlate recrystallized grains to their nucleation sites. (Author)

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *ALLOYS, *MICROSTRUCTURE, RECRYSTALLIZATION, ETCHING, QUENCHING, POLISHING

Subject Categories : Properties of Metals and Alloys

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE