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Orientation contrast imaging and EBSD analysis on materials deformed by in-situ compression and tensile testing

Recent hardware and software advancements have enabled in-situ tensile and compression testing experiments in combination with FSE imaging and EBSD analysis. This is demonstrated with this application example of an ARMCO steel specimen.

The very beginning of plastic deformation was easily identified using FSE imaging, while orientation maps were acquired to allow a proper quantification of the evolution of texture and microstructure during the different stages of the deformation process. The results have shown that the combination of in-situ tensile testing with EBSD and orientation contrast imaging can be successfully used to deepen our understanding of the complex phenomena that take place during all stages of plastic deformation in different types of materials.

Download the full application note EBSD-02