Chromium

Electron Backscatter Diffraction (EBSD)

CrSi2

CrSi2 EBSD Pattern

EDAX Periodic Table of Elements - Chromium

This material is made up of grains of two orientations separated by a boundary of 30° about [0001] (shown in yellow).

EDAX Periodic Table of Elements - Chromium

Pure Chromium after a single pass through Equal Channel Angle Extrusion.

EDAX Periodic Table of Elements - Chromium

Wadsack (2006) "Fracture Behaviour and Severe Plastic Deformation of Chromium.” Ph.D. Thesis, Institut für Metallphysik der Montanuniversität Leoben und am Erich Schmid Institut für Materialwissenschaft der Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften

PRIAS™ Orientation Contrast from a Duplex 2205 Steel
PRIAS™ Orientation Contrast from a Duplex 2205 steel

Micro X-ray Fluorescence (Micro-XRF)

A sample acquired from the “table” of a cut natural ruby. The elements Ti, V, Cr, Fe and Ga are of particular interest in the analysis of natural rubies, as they can be used to identify the geological source of a ruby.

EDAX Periodic Table of Elements - Chromium
EDXRF measurement of ruby measured at reference orientation, 0 degrees. Diffraction peaks are denoted by asterisks

EDAX Periodic Table of Elements - Chromium
EDXRF measurement of ruby measured at 90 degrees

EDAX Periodic Table of Elements - Chromium
EDXRF measurement of ruby measured at 180 degrees

EDAX Periodic Table of Elements - Chromium
Recombination of EDXRF spectra at 0, 90 and 180 degrees which eliminates the interfering diffraction peaks in ruby measurement