Glossary of Morphology Terms (or Form Terms)
For Scanning Electron Microscope Images of Particles
In particular, for secondary electron images, and
backscatter electron images.
See also: Morphology Parameters
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- This glossary is under development as a way to search a database of particle
images on the basis of visual appearance. You assign one or more terms to
an image by using the Form Term Buttons (below) accessed via the Lispix Spreadsheet
tool. The terms should describe what the image looks like, but not necessarily
what it actually might be. Use of these terms does not require knowing
the magnification of the image or the material of the particle. For example
‘sintered’ means that the particle looks as if it had been sintered,
not that it actually was sintered. The terms should apply to a major part
of the particle or aggregate, but need not be characteristic of the whole:
a particle might have a rough rounded part, and a smooth part with angular
edges, and qualify for both "rough" and "smooth" for example.
Form Term Buttons, alphabetical view. All buttons are links to figures
Form Term Buttons, category view.
All buttons are links to figures below..
Other button: type in any word you like,
or select from words previously typed in.
Clear button: clears selection in button
window - all buttons revert to yellow.
Alphabetized Form terms with examples.