The use of staining metallographic reagents in the optical analysis as a contribution to the microsopical study of irradiated austenitic canning materials

Maria Geladi

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    Investigation by interference film microscopy is rather difficult to realize in post-irradiation studies because of the lack of suitable facilities.

    Toe enable comparison to be made between structural compounds of unirradiated and irradiated samples, tests on staining metallographic reagents were performed and the respective results are compared with those obtained bu interference film microscopy. Two solutions are particularly indicated to fulfil the condition of reliability for these canning materials; one is based on the reduction of selenic acid to selenium, the other on the decomposition of a metabisulphite in an acid medium.
    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherSCK CEN
    Number of pages22
    StatePublished - Sep 1975

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    NameSCK CEN Reports
    PublisherSCK CEN

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