ISO 16592:2006

Microbeam analysis — Electron probe microanalysis — Guidelines for determining the carbon content of steels using a calibration curve method

Publication date:   Sep 14, 2006

95.99 Withdrawal of Standard   Jul 31, 2012

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95.99 Withdrawal of Standard   Jul 31, 2012


ISO/TC 202/SC 2 Electron probe microanalysis

International Standard

71.040.50   Physicochemical methods of analysis



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ISO 16592:2006 gives guidance on a method for the determination of the carbon content in steels containing other alloying elements (less than 1 % to 2 % by mass) using the calibration curve method. It specifies the sample preparation, X-ray detection, establishment of the calibration curve and the procedure for the determination of the uncertainty of the measured carbon content. It is applicable to steels containing a mass fraction of copper of less than 1,0 %. The method is not applicable to steels with higher carbon contents, which could significantly affect the accuracy of the analysis results.
ISO 16592:2006 applies to analyses performed using normal beam incidence and wavelength-dispersive X-ray spectrometry; it is not designed to be used for energy-dispersive X-ray spectrometry.

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ISO 16592:2006
95.99 Withdrawal of Standard
Jul 31, 2012


ISO 16592:2012