Microscopic examinations

A well-equipped metallography laboratory is available for the preparation of materials and components. Various microscopes are used for qualitative and quantitative microstructure examinations as well as for layer thickness determinations and damage analysis examinations:

Mapping of coarse structure and material structure

  • Makroskopie
  • Optical microscopy
  • Scanning electron microscopy
  • X-ray transmission

Further information and application examples

  • Notes on some contrast methods of light microscopy
  • Application example «Microstructure of a stainless steel».
  • Application example «Microstructure of a welding seam

Jan Allaart

IMP Institut für Mikrotechnik und Photonik Experte für Schadensanalyse

+41 58 257 33 75 jan.allaart@ost.ch