Color etching for characterization the grain orientation in spheroidal graphite cast iron

J. Kardos, Z. Gácsi, P. J. Szabó

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Abstract

Color etching is a widely used technique for visualizing different phases in metallic materials. Its advantage to the traditional etching techniques is that it gives additional information within one phase, namely, the color shade of a given phase can change in a certain range. This paper demonstrates that, due to the physics of the color etching, the shade of a phase also depends on the crystallographic orientation of the investigated grain. As a test material, spheroidal graphite cast iron was used, and individual grain orientation was identified by automated electron back scattering diffraction (EBSD). Results showed that there is a strong correlation between grain orientation and the shades obtained by color etching.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMaterials Science, Testing and Informatics III - Proceedings of the 5th Hungarian Conference on Materials Science, Testing and Informatics
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Pages389-396
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)087849426X, 9780878494262
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2007
Event5th Hungarian Conference on Materials Science, Testing and lnformatics - Balatonfured, Hungary
Duration: Oct 9 2005Oct 11 2005

Publication series

NameMaterials Science Forum
Volume537-538
ISSN (Print)0255-5476

Other

Other5th Hungarian Conference on Materials Science, Testing and lnformatics
CountryHungary
CityBalatonfured
Period10/9/0510/11/05

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Keywords

  • Color etching
  • EBSD
  • Orientation
  • Spheroidal graphite cast iron

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

Cite this

Kardos, J., Gácsi, Z., & Szabó, P. J. (2007). Color etching for characterization the grain orientation in spheroidal graphite cast iron. In Materials Science, Testing and Informatics III - Proceedings of the 5th Hungarian Conference on Materials Science, Testing and Informatics (pp. 389-396). (Materials Science Forum; Vol. 537-538). Trans Tech Publications Ltd. https://doi.org/10.4028/0-87849-426-x.389