Lee Takes First Place for TKD
Genevieve, along with co-authors Jonathan Orsborn and Antonio Ramirez, spent months working on Transmission Kikucki Diffraction (TKD) on the XL-30 ESEM microscope at CEMAS. TKD is a very useful SEM-based technique for the rapid crystallographic orientation mapping and analysis of fine-grained materials at reasonably high spatial resolution. Their presentation specifically featured Ni-steel FSW and Al-steel VFAW and is entitled, "Efficient High-Resolution Study of Dissimilar Metal Interfaces".
"CEMAS has been fundamental in the analyses of my work. The facility is one of the best for electron microscopy and there I was able to work with the best microscopists for developing and utilizing TKD for solid-state dissimilar material joints. The quality of the results are indicative of the quality of CEMAS as an electron microscopy analysis facility" - Genevieve Lee.
CDME and the Department of Commerce funded Genevieve's TKD work and provided guidance through Ali Nassari, Post-Doc at CDME.
Interested in TKD? You can read more about it here.