APT analysis of WC-Co based cemented carbides
Journal article, 2011

A method for quickly producing sharp and site-specific atom probe specimens from WC-Co based cemented carbides was developed using a combination of electropolishing, controlled back-polishing and FIB milling. Also, a method for measuring the amount of segregated atoms to an interface between two phases with a big difference in field needed for field evaporation was developed. Using atom probe tomography, the interface chemistry of WC/WC grain boundaries, WC/(M,W)C phase boundaries and WC/binder phase boundaries was analysed. In addition, the transition metal solubility in WC was determined. © 2011 Elsevier B.V.


Jonathan Weidow

Chalmers, Applied Physics, Microscopy and Microanalysis

Hans-Olof Andrén

Chalmers, Applied Physics, Microscopy and Microanalysis


0304-3991 (ISSN)

Vol. 111 6 595-599

Subject Categories

Inorganic Chemistry

Analytical Chemistry

Manufacturing, Surface and Joining Technology

Condensed Matter Physics

Areas of Advance

Materials Science



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