The combination of Bruker's QUANTAX EBSD system with the newly introduced SEM PicoIndenter nanomechanical instrument enables researchers and engineers alike to get a deeper understanding of the materials' mechanical response to stress by correlating microstructural characteristics provided by EBSD with mechanical properties extracted from indentation measurements.
Applications of this powerful combination includes but is not limited to:
- Study of deformation mechanisms in metallic materials by 3D EBSD/EDS analysis of deformed volume underneath an indent
- Residual strain analysis in a cantilever deformed in-situ using the PicoIndenter
- In-situ tensile testing of electron transparent samples using the Push-to-Pull option and characterization of microstructural evolution through orientation mapping and Bright Field / Dark Field imaging using the OPTIMUS TKD solution.