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Last updated: May 12, 2014

What Does Micrograph Mean?

A micrograph is a type of digital image or photograph captured through magnification devices such as a microscope. Its purpose is to present a magnified picture of a particular object.

In addition to histology and other scientific purposes, a micrograph can also be used in the evaluation of corrosion resistance of steels such as stainless steel. In such cases, a cross-sectional micrograph image of the material is assessed.

A micrograph is also known as a photomicrograph.


Corrosionpedia Explains Micrograph

By conducting proper research, the development of substances with outstanding resistance to corrosion and longer lifespan can be achieved. For instance, the evaluation of materials such as stainless steel against the effects of stress corrosion cracking (SCC) as well as other types of corrosion can be more reliable when micrographs are used to view the test results.

After subjecting certain materials to corrosion testing, micrographs are taken to view the magnified results. For instance, a particular material can be tested under factors such as boiling heat to evaluate its reaction to corrosive environments. It is not always possible to see these results with the naked eye. With micrographs, more accurate results can be obtained.




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