The Initial Research Group
THE SCOPE OF THE RESEARCH
The initial Research Group has been formed at the Phase 1 of the project. The research conducted during the period 2019 – 2020 of NOMATEN MAB Plus project was devoted to structural, topographical and compositional properties of functional materials i.e. ferritic-martensitic steels, metallic alloys, graphite, polymers, thin-film coatings) subjected to irradiation and high temperature conditions, using scanning electron microscopy (SEM), electron backscattered diffraction (EBSD) and energy dispersive X-ray spectrometry (EDS) techniques. Investigations were carried out using three systems, EVO (Carl Zeiss), Auriga CrossBeam Workstation (Carl Zeiss), and SU8230 (Hitachi). The systems are designed for advanced analytics using EDS (Energy Dispersive X-Ray Spectrometry) integrated with EBSD (Electron Backscattered Diffraction) to get maximum information out of the sample (qualitative and quantitative elemental analysis, phase differentiation and combined EDS-EBSD measurements). The SEM-based measurements were a part of general studies of the abovementioned materials’ properties investigated by other methods such as XRD (X-ray diffraction), Raman spectroscopy, nanoindentation and TEM (transmission electron microscopy).