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Scanning Electron Microscopy - SEM

 

Characteristic Information: SEM

Topography: The surface features of an object or "how it looks", its texture; direct relation between these features and materials properties.

Morphology: The shape and size of the particles making up the object; direct relation between these structures and materials properties.

Composition: The elements and compounds that the object is composed of and the relative amounts of them; direct relationship between composition and materials properties.

Crystallographic Information: How the atoms are arranged in the object; direct relation between these arrangements and material properties.