Practicability of the SEM in Analysis of Engineering Problems 710620
The scanning electron microscope has proven to be an invaluable tool to scientists in every field of endeavor. The knowledge of the morphology of materials has been increased greatly since the advent of the SEM. However, the instrument is also proving to be an essential tool for the engineer. Two specific examples of how the SEM lead to rapid solutions of engineering problems are discussed: the first example deals with a metal fracture, the other with the process of plating polymers.