This one-of-a-kind reference examines conventional and advanced methodologies for the quantitative evaluation of properties and characterization of microstructures in metals. It presents methods for uncovering valuable information including precipitate mechanisms, kinetics, stability, crystallographic orientation, the effects of thermo-mechanical p

Preface. Ferrous Metallography. Atlas of Aluminum Microstructures. Microstructure of Ferrous Alloys. Atlas of Micrographs-Superalloys. Thermal Analysis of Aluminum Alloys. X-Ray Diffraction Analysis of the Microstructure of Precipitating Aluminum-Based Alloys. X-Ray Diffraction (Part II). Residual Stress Measurement. Application of Transmission Electron Microscopy to Materials Problems. Electron Backscatter Diffraction of Aluminum Alloys. Texture Measurement and Analysis. Microscopy and Microspectroscopy of Aluminum and Ferrous Alloys and Their Surface Treatments. Electron Momentum Spectroscopy. Positron Annihilation of Defects in Metals and Alloys. Atom Probe Characterization of Nanoscale Precipitates in Aluminum Alloys. Image Processing for Fault Detection in Aluminum Castings.