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Correlative Microscopy with OIM Analysis™


Electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD) has become a well-established microanalysis technique for characterizing the crystallographic microstructure of materials.  Traditionally, complementary chemical information has been collected simultaneously with the EBSD data via Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy (EDS).   Combining the structural and chemical information provides a more-complete measurement and helps improve phase differentiation performance.  Because this data is collected simultaneously, the data is spatially correlated for easy analysis.  The drive to correlate EBSD data with other characterization techniques has increased.

Correlative Microscopy with OIM Analysis™

In this webinar we will demonstrate new features, which have been introduced into OIM Analysis™ to allow other sources of spatially-resolved data to be imported into the software.  Examples of this data would include

  • Electron Beam Induced Current (EBIC)
  • Cathodoluminescence (CL)
  • Wavelength Dispersive Spectroscopy (WDS)
  • Nanoindentation

We will also show routines, which have been added to spatially correlate this input data with the EBSD data.  This allows users to gain new insight into their materials by exploring the relationship between the crystallographic microstructure and these other signals.


Matt is the EBSD Product Manager at EDAX and has a passion for EBSD and microstructural characterization. Matt joined TexSEM Labs (TSL) upon graduation from the University of Utah in 1995 with a degree in Materials Science and Engineering. At TSL, he was part of the team that pioneered the development and commercialization of EBSD and OIM. After EDAX acquired TSL in 1999, he joined the applications group to help continue to develop EBSD as a technique, and integrate structural information with chemical information collected using EDS.

Within EDAX, Matt has been involved in a number of roles, including product management, business development, customer and technical support, engineering, and applications support and development. Matt has published over 70 papers in a variety of application areas. He greatly enjoys the opportunity to interact with scientists, engineers, and microscopists to help expand the role that EBSD plays in materials characterization. In his spare time Matt enjoys playing golf and pondering if changing the texture of his clubs will affect his final score.

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