Microstructure Imaging using Forescatter diodes (FSD) highlights regions of interest for further investigation. AZtec, coupled with any Nordlys EBSD detector, is a powerful solution for all EBSD applications.


The Nordlys detectors can incorporate up to 6 forescattered detector diodes

  • AZtec enables independent image acquisition from each diode
  • Flexibility to customise and mix any combination of these images
  • Automatic colour FSD highlights details that may be missed by greyscale imaging alone

Orientation contrast image

Microstructure imaging of a gamma-TiAl alloy. The colour highlights zones of interest easily missed in greyscale.
Courtesy EPSRC/Rolls-Royce.

Microstructure imaging demonstration