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Quantitative Study of Nanoprecipitates in Metals Using Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM)

The strength, corrosion resistance, and high-temperature performance of metals can be improved by processing techniques based on second phase dispersion strengthening, which introduces nanoprecipitates in the metal. The size distribution, volume fraction and elastic modulus of these nanoprecipitates are important variables in the process. Asylum Research atomic force microscopes can simply and directly characterize all three properties in a single measurement at high speed and with high resolution.

Download the application note to learn about:

  • Advantages of AFM compared to other common techniques like XRD, SEM and TEM
  • Unique benefits of nanomechanical characterization on Asylum Research AFM’s
  • Example data demonstrating characterization of the size distribution, volume fraction and elastic modulus
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