Phosphate coatings are applied to metallic objects to prevent corrosion or improve lubricity. Their performance depends on the morphology of the coating crystals and the degree of coverage.

However, the quality control process requires hundreds of images to be analyzed over large areas of coated surfaces.

Download this application note to find out:

  • The challenges in imaging different phosphate coatings
  • How SEM provides a fast and cost-effective instrument for these analyses
  • The role of SEM in increasing the efficiency and reliability of the production process