March 16, 2017. The Oxford EBSD system was installed last week. It is interfaced with the FEI XL40 ESEM in M&M room 717. We expect to run across problems as we learn the new system so initially, the process may take longer. Contact me if you want to run samples on the system. Be aware that there are very specific sample preparation constraints for EBSD work. We will need to sort that out before you run the samples. Don’t wait to the last minute.
There is no charge for the EBSD use but it requires ESEM use which is charged at $27/hr. To minimize expense, we intend to collect diffraction patterns and process the information offline with a 2nd software license.
Let me know if you have questions.