Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 12, Issue 9, pp 1764–1780 | Cite as

Ultramicrotomed sections in corrosion and protection electron microscope studies

  • B. Bethune
  • R. C. Furneaux
  • G. C. Wood


Use of the ultramicrotome to cut sections that are thin enough for examination in the transmission electron microscope has found only limited use outside biological studies. This is because the stresses involved lead to the plastic deformation of ductile materials and the fragmentation of brittle materials. Ultramicrotomy has, however, found a number of applications where conventional thinning techniques are not suitable and in the present work it has been used advantageously in corrosion and protection studies involving a number of materials: rust, high temperature oxide scales, wear debris, fretting debris, polymers, metal powders, anodic films and paints.


Oxide Polymer Electron Microscope Transmission Electron Microscope Brittle 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Bethune
    • 1
  • R. C. Furneaux
    • 1
  • G. C. Wood
    • 1
  1. 1.Corrosion and Protection CentreUniversity of Manchester Institute of Science and TechnologyUK

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