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The Preparation of Magnesium Specimens for EBSD Using Ion Polishing

Präparation von Magnesiumproben für EBSD mittels Ionenpolieren
Ch. Ullrich, F. Schwarz, A. Franke, T. Marr, D. Rafaja, L. Krüger and J. Freudenberger
From the journal Practical Metallography


EDSD measurements were made for various thermally treated or deformed states of the magnesium alloy AZ31, which were produced from twin-roll cast strips. The article shows that a preparation route via the ion polishing method produces the best condition of the sample surface for the examinations and, in particular, yields very good results even in case of samples which are deformed or those the chemical composition of which is inhomogeneous.


Für verschiedene wärmebehandelte oder deformierte Zustände der Magnesium-Legierung AZ31, die aus Gießwalzband hergestellt wurden, werden EBSD-Messungen durchgeführt. Es wird gezeigt, dass eine Präparationsroute über das Ionenpolieren den besten Zustand der Probenoberfläche für die Untersuchungen erzeugt und insbesondere auch bei verformten oder in ihrer chemischen Zusammensetzung inhomogenen Proben sehr gute Ergebnisse liefert.

Translation: J. Fritsche

Christiane Ullrich was born in 1986 in Dippoldiswalde (Germany). She studied Materials Science at the TU Bergakademie Freiberg and received her diploma degree in 2010. Currently, she works as a research assistant at the Institute of Materials Science in the ESF-Junior Researchers Group “Fine Grained Magnesium Wrought Alloys for the Production of High-Quality Flat Products”.

Friederike Schwarz was born in 1983 in Schwerin (Germany). She finished successfully her study of Industrial Engineering and Management at the TU Bergakademie Freiberg in 2009. Currently, she works as a research assistant at the Institute of Materials Engineering within the Cluster of Excellence “Functional structure design of new high performance materials via atomic design and defect engineering (ADDE)”.

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Received: 2011-12-20
Accepted: 2012-1-23
Published Online: 2013-05-23
Published in Print: 2012-05-01

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