Characterization of metals using X-ray diffraction (XRD) - Residual stress and texture analysis

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Steel and metals/alloys in general are subject to extensive monitoring and testing during and after the production process due to their various applications in high-stress environments. The knowledge of material properties like residual stress, texture as well as phase composition is essential for the later usage of metal parts as they have a direct influence on the capacity to resist loads and other mechanical and physical strains. Modern X-ray diffractometers can deliver rapid analysis of these parameters in compliance with present norms.

During the webinar various case studies where XRD is used in metallurgical applications will be demonstrated, discussing examples of the analysis on steel, but also other metals such as zircaloy, aluminum, nickel, tin and copper. You will learn how XRD can be applied to the different materials and analytical challenges. Case studies of the following applications will be given:
- Determination of residual stresses and stress profiles
- Texture analysis
- Analysis of retained austenite