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Electron Backscatter Diffraction (EBSD)

A palladium particle with preferential growth was investigated using OIM to study the orientation of the growth directions. The OIM map revealed that the Pd particle consisted of a number of nanocrystallites with a mean size of 140 nm.

EDAX Periodic Table of Elements - Palladium

D. Bera, S. C. Kuiry and S. Seal (2004). "Kinetics and Growth Mechanism of Electrodeposited Palladium Nanocrystallites." Journal of Physical Chemistry B 108: 556-562.

Micro X-ray Fluorescence (Micro-XRF)

Measuring Metal Distribution in Ceramic Catalyst Supports

EDAX Periodic Table of Elements - Palladium
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EDAX Periodic Table of Elements - Palladium
Pd(L) map: 3 log band scaling

EDAX Periodic Table of Elements - Palladium
Pd(L) map: Thermal scaling

The Orbis PC mapped the Pd distribution in an extruded Alumina pellet with a reported Pd loading of 5 wt%. The Pd(L) line was used to limit the penetration depth of the analysis on the cross sectioned surface of the pellet. Standard thermal image scaling shows the Pd to be primarily distributed in a thick shell at the surface of the pellet. Specialized image scaling available in EDAX software reveals a lower level concentration of Pd in the core of the pellet which is obscured in the standard thermal scaling by the high Pd concentrations in the pellet’s outer shell. With the optional 2 mm collimator, average metal content can also be determined by measuring the homogenized ceramic pellets.