Chapter 47. The In-Situ Fracture and Auger Analysis of Nicalon Fibers

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr.
  1. D. N. Braski1 and
  2. M. C. Osborne2

Published Online: 28 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470314500.ch47

Proceedings of the 18th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials - A: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 15, Issue 4

Proceedings of the 18th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials - A: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 15, Issue 4

How to Cite

Braski, D. N. and Osborne, M. C. (1994) The In-Situ Fracture and Auger Analysis of Nicalon Fibers, in Proceedings of the 18th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials - A: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 15, Issue 4 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470314500.ch47

Author Information

  1. 1

    Oak Ridge National Laboratory Oak Ridge, TN 37831

  2. 2

    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Troy, NY 12180

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1994

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470375327

Online ISBN: 9780470314500

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Keywords:

  • crystalline;
  • photoelectron;
  • spectroscopy;
  • sputter-cleaning;
  • SAM chamber

Summary

A technique has been developed to fracture irradiated Nicalon fibers in a Scanning Auger Microprobe (SAM) and analyze the fracture surfaces without contaminating the specimen chamber. The technique, which was evaluated using asreceived fibers, requires only minor modification of two standard specimen holders and should be applicable to other fibers or materials that can be broken under low loads in bending. The technique is simple, rapid, reduces specimen charging, and eliminates the need for ion sputtering.