Local Probe Scanning Auger-Electron Microscopy Studies of Segregation Effects upon In-Situ Fracture

  1. Prof. T. W. Clyne and
  2. F. Simancik
  1. D.T.L van Agterveld,
  2. G. Palasantzas and
  3. J.Th.M De Hosson

Published Online: 21 DEC 2005

DOI: 10.1002/3527606203.ch16

Metal Matrix Composites and Metallic Foams, Volume 5

Metal Matrix Composites and Metallic Foams, Volume 5

How to Cite

van Agterveld, D.T.L., Palasantzas, G. and De Hosson, J.Th.M. (2000) Local Probe Scanning Auger-Electron Microscopy Studies of Segregation Effects upon In-Situ Fracture, in Metal Matrix Composites and Metallic Foams, Volume 5 (eds T. W. Clyne and F. Simancik), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim, FRG. doi: 10.1002/3527606203.ch16

Editor Information

  1. Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, Cambridge University, Pembroke Street, Cambridge CB2 3QZ, U.K.

Author Information

  1. University of Groningen, Materials Science Center and Netherlands Institute for Metals Research, Nijenborgh 4, 9747 AG Groningen, The Netherlands

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 DEC 2005
  2. Published Print: 20 APR 2000

Book Series:

  1. EUROMAT 99

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527301263

Online ISBN: 9783527606207

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Keywords:

  • Auger-electron microscopy studies;
  • segregation effects;
  • in-situ fracture

Summary

Ultra-high-vacuum in-situ segregation studies on fractured Cu-Sb alloys were performed in terms of nanometer scale scanning Auger/Electrone microscopy. S contamination leads to the formation of Cu2S precipitates; their removal due to fracture exposes pits with morphologies that depend on the precipitate size and shape. Variations in Sb content at different grain boundaries were observed. Finally, variations of S and Sb distributions inside the pits were correlated to local surface orientations.