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Learn How I Prepare Samples for EBSD Analysis


Electron Backscatter Diffraction (EBSD) has become an established and accepted microanalysis technique for characterizing crystalline materials. However, like many other techniques, proper sample preparation is necessary to produce quality results.  

In this presentation, I will present the “standard” preparation technique I use that has been developed over 20 years of analyzing different materials with EBSD.  This will include details on how it is done and why we do it.  I will also discuss exceptions to the standard rules and where and why these come into play.  

Learn How I Prepare Samples for EBSD Analysis

The goal for this webinar is for participants to gain a practical knowledge of how to better prepare EBSD samples for their analysis.


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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