Microstructural Studies

The macroscopic behavior of rocks is generated at the microstructural scale. Therefore it is important to carefully observe what has happened to specimens after the fact. We use  two main techniques in a field emission scanning electron microscope (FE-SEM) for microstructural characterization of our deformed samples. These techniques are described below.

Electron channeling contrast imaging (ECCI)




Electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD)