Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 16, Issue 11, pp 3115–3121 | Cite as

Micro-area Auger analysis of a SiC/Ti fibre composite

  • E. P. Zironi
  • H. Poppa


The reaction zone of an annealed W-SiC/Ti fibre composite was studied by means of micro-area Auger spectroscopy. The Auger peaks and the respective concentrations of the reaction products across the fibre-matrix reaction zone were analysed using smallspot line scans. In spite of surface topographical limitations it was possible to semiquantitatively determine elemental concentrations with spatial resolutions much higher than are possible using X-ray micro-analysis and to speculate on the formation of different compounds as reaction products.


Polymer Spectroscopy Auger Elemental Concentration Reaction Zone 
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© Chapman and Hall Ltd. 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. P. Zironi
    • 1
  • H. Poppa
    • 1
  1. 1.Stanford/NASA Joint Institute for Surface and Microstructure Research, Department of Materials Science and EngineeringStanford UniversityStanfordUSA

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