Due to their deep penetration into metallic samples, synchrotron high-energy beams are frequently used in the field of metallurgy. The most popular choices are diffraction and imaging techniques, which are frequently combined. However, they can also be combined with other methods, such as fluorescence mapping for chemical sensitivity.
Research areas include:
- Chemical mapping and element analysis
- Mapping of residual strain in designed components
- Conducting fatigue testing and researching materials under stress
- 3D grain mapping with orientation and strain
- Alloy solidification
- Phase transformations