Oxford Instruments NanoAnalysis, a world leader in microanalysis systems, has launched an educational website www.ebsd.com. EBSD, or Electron Backscatter Diffraction, is an advanced technology used to perform quantitative microstructure analysis of a sample inside a Scanning Electron Microscope.
According to EBSD Business Manager, Dr. Jenny Goulden, "EBSD analysis is rapidly evolving from an academic research tool to a mainstream technique used throughout academia and industry. EBSD.com is packed with information for everyone interested in the application - from students and newcomers, through lab managers who need a quick overview, to experts striving to better understand and use the technology."
EBSD.com covers the underlying physics and the various applications of the technology in great detail. It shows how to prepare samples, goes through a typical EBSD session, and then shows how the results are interpreted. Information is given in a step-by-step approach and the site is packed with interactive simulations, animations and video demonstrations. Users can even tailor their own training manual after bookmarking pages of interest.