Plutonium

Electron Backscatter Diffraction (EBSD)

EDAX Periodic Table of Elements - Plutonium

EBSD Patterns from different δ-phase (fcc) grains in a Plutonium-Gallium Alloy. The sample prep was particularly difficult. The sample was electropolished then placed in an Auger Microprobe and surface contaminant layers removed using ion sputtering. A special "suitcase" was built to transfer the sample under vacuum to the SEM for examination by EBSD.

EDAX Periodic Table of Elements - Plutonium

EDAX Periodic Table of Elements - Plutonium

C. J. Boehlert, R. K. Schulze, J. N. Mitchell, T. G. Zocco and R. A. Pereyra (2001). "Initial electron backscattered diffraction observations of a plutonium alloy." Scripta Materialia 45: 1107-1115.

C. J. Boehlert, T. G. Zocco, R. K. Schulze, J. N. Mitchell and R. A. Pereyra (2003). "Electron backscatter diffraction of a plutonium-gallium alloy." Journal of Nuclear Materials 312: 67-75.