The 11th Colloquium on Metallurgical Analysis - a joint venture of the Institute of Analytical Chemistry of the Technical University in Vienna, the Austrian Society for Analytical Chemistry and Microchemistry, the German Metals Society (DGM), and the Society of German Iron and Steel Engineers (VDEh) - was attended by 120 scientists from 12 nations. The major topics covered were surface, micro and trace analysis of materials with a heavy emphasis on metals. According to the strategy of the meeting attention was focussed on an interdisciplinary approach to materials science - combining analytical chemistry, solid state physics and tech nology. Therefore progress reports on analytical techniques (like SIMS, SNMS, Positron Annihilation Spectroscopy, AES, XPS) were given as well as pre sentations on the development of materials (like for the fusion reactor). The majority of the discussion papers centered on the treatment of important technical problems in materials science and technology by a (mostly sophis ticated) combination of physical and chemical analytical techniques. The intensive exchange of ideas and results between the scientists oriented towards basic research and the industrial materials technologists was very fruitful and resulted in the establishment of several scientific cooperations. Major trends in materials analysis were also dealt with in a plenary discussion of which a short summary is contained in this volume. In order to facilitate international communication in the field of materials analysis and in view of the important questions treated in the various contri butions this proceedings volume was edited in English.
Table of ContentsMaterials for the First Wall of Fusion Reactors and Their Analytical Characterization.- Application of Positron Annihilation to Metallic Alloys.- Applications of SIMS in Interdisciplinary Materials Characterization.- Quantitative Secondary Neutral Mass Spectrometry Analysis of Alloys and Oxide-Metal-Interfaces.- Surface Analysis of Metals with SIMS.- Characterization of Metallic Glasses by Ion and Electron Microprobes.- Quantitative Surface Analysis of CVD-Hard Material Coatings with SIMS.- ISS- and SIMS-Analysis of Thin Organic Layers on Metal Surfaces.- New Developments in Spatially Multidimensional Ion Microprobe Analysis.- Investigation of Grain Boundary Segregation in Iron-Base Alloys by Auger Electron Spectroscopy.- Characterization of Anodic Oxide Layers by Sputter Profiling with AES and XPS.- Investigations of Phosphate Coatings of Galvanized Steel Sheets by a Surface-Analytical Multi-Method Approach.- Surface- and Microanalytical Investigations of the Chemical Constitution of the Grain Boundary Phase in Dense Silicon Nitride.- Analysis of Reactively Ion Plated Titanium-Nitride Films.- Quantitative Surface Analysis Without Reference Samples.- Improved Methods of Quantitative Electron Probe Microanalysis of Carbon-?(?z) Compared to Other Methods.- Quantitative Electron Probe Microanalysis of Sputtered FeC Dry Lubrication Films.- Experimental and ZAF Correction Aspects of Carbon Analysis in Steels: Application to the Carburization of Irradiated Uranium-Plutonium Carbide Fuel Pin Claddings.- Quantitative Electron Probe Microanalysis of Borides in Aluminium.- Microprobe Measurements to Determine Phase Boundaries and Diffusion Paths in Ternary Phase Diagrams Taking a Cu-Ni-Al System as an Example.- Investigation of (Mo, W)C Mixed Carbides by Electron Probe Microanalysis and Kossel Technique.- X-Ray Emission Spectroscopy by Means of Electron-Microprobe for the Determination of the Density of States with Binary Amorphous Alloys.- X-Ray Excited Fluorescence Spectroscopy Within SEM for Trace Analysis.- STEM-EDX Measurements on Grain Boundary Phenomena of Sensitized Chrome-Nickel Steels.- Metallurgical Investigations of Microstructure and Behaviour of High-Alloyed Manganese-Chromium Austenitic Steels for Generator-Rotor Retaining Rings.- Analytical Electron Microscopy for Interface Characterization Corrosion of Concrete.- Electron Microscope Characterization of Highest-Coercivity Magnetic Materials.- Multi-Element Preconcentration from Technical Alloys.- Application of the Levitation Melting Technique in the Investigations of Iron and Steel Making.