About the Library
The DoITPoMS Micrograph Library is a collection of materials micrographs intended for use in teaching and learning. The Library currently contains 900 micrographs.
All micrographs in the Library have been contributed by people working in the field of materials science and technology. In addition to the images, the following information (or 'metadata') is stored with each micrograph (some of these fields being optional).
- Brief description
- Categories to which micrograph belongs (e.g. Ceramic, Metal or alloy, ...)
- System (e.g. Al2O3, Al-Cu, ...)
- Composition (e.g. Al 10, Cu 90 (wt%), ...)
- Sample preparation
- Microscopy technique
- Further information
Micrographs of binary alloy systems are linked (with a symbol) to an interactive phase diagram for the system, also accessible from systems listed when browsing. The phase diagrams, like the micrographs, are intended for educational purposes and should not be relied on for scientific or 'mission critical' purposes!
Keywords are linked (with a symbol) to the corresponding entry in the MATTER Glossary of Materials Science where this exists, also accessible from keywords listed when browsing or from the complete list of keywords.