About Alloy Composition Analysis

Many metal alloys have specific compositions to achieve a desired strength, microstructure, or corrosion resistance.  If an alloy doesn’t have the mechanical or chemical properties it reportedly should, Alloy Composition Analysis can be used to determine if the alloy has any impurities or other unusual elemental presence.

  • Approaches

    The chemical composition and microstructure of most samples can be determined through one or more of the following techniques:

    • Metallography and Energy Dispersive X-Ray Spectrometry (EDS)
    • Inductively Coupled Plasma (ICP)
    • X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy (XPS)

    If specific elements such as sulfur or carbon in steels need to be measured to high accuracy, then other tests can be run to measure those. 

  • Sample Considerations

    Samples used for alloy compositional analysis can be as small as a few grams, as long as the sample is representative. 

    Contact us to discuss your specific sample considerations and testing needs.

  • Experience

    We have experience determining the elemental composition of a variety of materials to include:

    • Plastics
    • Polymer
    • Ceramics
    • Metals