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  • Main Title A new metallographic procedure for edge retention of enclosed surfaces


  • Author: Katz, O. M.
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy.
    Contributor Type: Organization
    Contributor Info: USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)


  • Name: Westinghouse Electric Corp., West Mifflin, PA (United States). Bettis Atomic Power Lab.
    Place of Publication: United States


  • Creation: 1994-08-01


  • English


  • Content Description: Utilization of a low melting point, metallic alloy that on solidification has provided a reproducible means of preserving edges and accurately measuring deposits on surfaces mounted for metarographic study. In normal laboratory practice the electrically conducting mounting material generates no hazardous waste, needs no special equipment to prepare and is available commercially at a relatively reasonable price. Previous standard edge preservation techniques were found to be 90% inefficient from a time utilization view compared with the new procedure. This new mounting procedure has greatly improved the quality and efficiency of microstructural studies of all materials, especially those on the inside diameters of heat exchanger components. These studies have included reaction products, shallow creep cracks and deposits on tubing, for which the procedure has proved indispensable.
  • Physical Description: 10 p.


  • Keyword: Sample Preparation
  • STI Subject Categories: 36 Materials Science
  • Keyword: Inconel 600
  • Keyword: Metallography
  • Keyword: Zircaloy 4 360102
  • Keyword: Structure And Phase Studies
  • Keyword: Inconel Alloys


  • Conference: 27. annual international metallographic society (IMS)/ASM convention,Montreal (Canada),24-27 Jul 1994


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Article


  • Text


  • Other: DE94017549
  • Report No.: WAPD-T--3033
  • Report No.: CONF-940793--3
  • Grant Number: AC11-93PN38195
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 10177807
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc1354521


  • Display Note: OSTI as DE94017549; Paper copy available at OSTI: phone, 865-576-8401, or email, reports@adonis.osti.gov