A Preparation Technique for Microscopy Samples of Mechanically Alloyed Nickel-Coated Aluminum Powders

Report No. ARL-TN-0256
Authors: George T. Dewing; Franklyn R. Kellogg; Bradley R. Klotz; Laszlo J. Kecskes
Date/Pages: April 2006; 15 pages
Abstract: A method for the preparation of fine powders for microscopic examination of their cross section is described. Heavily worked nickel-coated aluminum powders were mounted in epoxy and polished to a mirror finish to allow for the characterization of their interior structure. The method presented would be applicable to all types of finely divided media.
Distribution: Approved for public release
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