ISO 16592:2012

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

Publication date:   Jul 31, 2012

General information

90.93 Standard confirmed   Jan 9, 2018


ISO/TC 202/SC 2 Electron probe microanalysis

International Standard

71.040.50   Physicochemical methods of analysis



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ISO 16592:2012 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 carbon 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 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


ISO 16592:2012
90.93 Standard confirmed
Jan 9, 2018