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    MNL46

    Electrolytic Polishing/Etching

    Published: Jan 2007


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    Abstract

    ELECTROLYTIC POLISHING OR ELECTROPOLISHING (ANODIC POLISHING) is a polishing method whereby the specimen is placed as an anode in an electrolytic cell and the electrolysis establishes a surface suitable for metallographic analysis.

    Keywords:

    Metallography, Materialography, Preparation methods, Sample preparation, Mechanical polishing, Electrolytic polishing, Cutting, Sectioning, Hot mounting, Cold mounting, Grinding, Polishing, Polishing artifact, Etching, Microscope, Quantitative metallography, Stereology, Vickers hardness, Quality control, Microstructure


    Committee/Subcommittee: E04.01

    DOI: 10.1520/MNL11188M