The capability of Transmission Kikuchi Diffraction technique for characterizing nano-grained oxide scales formed on a FeCrAl stainless steel
Journal article, 2015
This letter focuses on the capability of Transmission Kikuchi Diffraction (TKD) in Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) for obtaining microstructural and micro-textural information from nano-grained oxide scales formed on a FeCrAl alloy. Orientation maps, with an indexing rate of 85%, showed the formation of grains in the range 20-300 nm. TKD revealed the existence of an orientation relationship at the alloy/oxide interface as well as the presence of a single grain (40 nm) with spinel structure in the alumina scale. A pre-tilted sample holder was designed for 110 investigations at short working distances with minimized mechanical drift of the thin foils. (C) 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V.
Metals and alloys