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Department Microstructure and Residual Stress Analysis

Texture and microstructure analysis

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Depth-resolved texture analysis on the cross-section of a bent AZ31 Mg alloy

* Standard electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD)

** Energy-dispersive diffraction employing a two-detector setup

*** Standard X-ray laboratory pole figure analysis

Recent and current research activities in the field of diffraction texture and microstructure analysis are aimed at the development of measuring and data evaluation techniques that are based on energy-dispersive diffraction. Research topics are for example:

  • Development of high resolution real space depth-scanning techniques using a two-detector setup
  • Development of strategies for fast data acquisition for in situ monitoring texture and microstructure evolution during dynamic processes
  • Development of a Rietveld based platform for energy-dispersive line profile and texture analysis.