"How to" Videos

Our product and application experts at Oxford Instruments Nanoanalysis have produced a number of “How To” videos relating to various microanalytical techniques and explaining how to perform routine tasks, as well as some helpful tricks to improve your data quality with the AZtec product range.

The full list of videos can be accessed on our main site (see here), but those relating specifically to Electron Backscatter Diffraction (EBSD) can be viewed below.

Choosing your EBSD Step Size

In this short video, we explain the factors that affect the choice of measurement step size when designing electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD) analysis.

Approx View time: 7 minutes

Measuring Grain Size using EBSD

In this video we demonstrate how EBSD can be used to measure the grain size in a twinned austenitic steel sample, explaining some of the key parameters and showing the measurement tools available in both our AZtec acquisition platform and our new EBSD data processing software, AZtecCrystal.

Approx View time: 9 minutes

Understanding EBSD Orientation Maps

In this short video we use our EBSD data processing software, AZtecCrystal, to demonstrate the principles behind the most common orientation colouring schemes and, using a dataset from a quartz rock sample, we show how to interpret the colours in typical orientation maps.

Approx View time: 4 minutes

Viewing Deformation in EBSD Maps

We use examples from both materials science and geology to show how specific maps can be used to highlight particular characteristics of samples, and how these can help us in our understanding of the key deformation processes in our materials.

Approx View time: 7 minutes

EBSD Mapping at High Speed

In this short video, we show how to collect EBSD data at high speeds using AZtec with the Symmetry S2 detector.

Approx View time: 5 minutes

Acquiring EBSD Data with High Angular Precision

In this video, we demonstrate how to use the patented Refined Accuracy indexing technique within our AZtec EBSD acquisition software to collect orientation data with a precision down to 0.01°, yet still at speeds of approximately 100 pps, as well as how to display small orientation changes in our AZtecCrystal EBSD data processing software.

Approx View time: 7 minutes

FSD Imaging in AZtec

In this short video you will learn how to easily use the forward scatter diodes (FSD) to generate electron images which contain much more detail than what can be seen using SE detectors.

Approx View time: 5 minutes