Failure Analysis of Composites Using Auger Electron Spectroscopy

    Volume 4, Issue 2 (July 1982)

    ISSN: 0884-6804

    CODEN: CTROAD

    Page Count: 2


    Govada, A
    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA

    Duke, JC
    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA

    Abstract

    As composite materials are used more in critical design applications, it becomes more important to understand how they respond under load and, in particular, to identify precisely the outcome of any failure process. In most instances, optical or scanning electron microscopy provides the basis for this interpretation, but sometimes the information obtained may be ambiguous. To supplement conventional microscopy, Auger electron spectroscopy (AES) may be used. We describe an example in which depth profiling by the use of AES made possible a more complete analysis of the failure surface of a composite with a titanium metal matrix reinforced with boron-carbide-coated boron fibers.


    Paper ID: CTR10766J

    DOI: 10.1520/CTR10766J

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    Title Failure Analysis of Composites Using Auger Electron Spectroscopy
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