Material Characterization Methods

Material Characterization Methods

  • Course code

    ME 643

  • L-T-P-C


  • Syllabus


  • Eligible Programmes


  • Material Characterization Methods

    X-Ray Techniques: Elements of Crystallography, Principles of X-ray diffraction, X-ray equipment and data analysis; associated techniques in X-ray spectroscopy; Fundamentals of elementa analysis. Optical/Electron Microscopy Techniques: Specimen preparation techniques for optical and electron microscopy in metallurgy. Elements of phase identification, grain size determination, inclusion analysis, Image analysis, etc.. Electron diffraction, SEM, Failure analysis and fractography, EDAX / EPMA, data analysis. Neutron Scattering Techniques: Diffraction, inelastic scattering and reflectometry. Thermal Analysis: Principles and applications of thermal analysis; DTA, DSC, TGA, TMA, DMA, etc. Mechanical Property characterisation: Principles and chartacterisation techniques related to Tensile, compressive, hardness, fatigue, and fracture toughness properties. Deformation; Superplasticity.


    [1] Materials characterisation, Vol. 10, ASM hand book, 1997 ,

    [2] B. D. Cullitey, Elements of X-ray diffraction, Addison-Wesely, 1968.

    [3] G. Dieter, Mechanical Metallurgy, Mc-Graw Hill, 1996.

    [4] ASTM handbook, vol. 3, 1997.

    [5] R.F. Speyer, Thermal Analysis of Materials, Marcel Decker, 1994.