Tensile testing is an important aspect of tension testing in engineering and materials science that provides valuable information about material behavior under load. TESCAN’s latest application note, “Correlative SEM Investigations Using In-situ Tensile Testing and EBSD,” discusses the use of the SEM for topographic information and shows elevations and cracks on the surface. EBSD provides information on the chemistry or density of the material and is able to show tensions in individual grains.
Using the TESCAN correlation tool, Essence™ Positioner, the corresponding orientation of the grains is displayed live in the SEM, and the SEM stage can be moved by clicking on a desired location in the linked EBSD map, making it easy to identify and navigate to interesting grains or locations for further examination using other SEM capabilities.
Read the application note here.