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Dr. Ralf Hielscher
MTEX Workshop 2016

Chemnitz MTEX Workshop 2016


The aim of this workshops is to provide an easy start for MTEX beginners and to bring together MTEX users to share their ideas and to inform about recent developments in MTEX. The workshop will be divided into four parts:

A simple introduction to MTEX

The first two or three days of the workshop are devoted to a comprehensive introduction into MTEX by Ralf Hielscher that covers
  • crystal geometry
  • analysis of EBSD data, grains, boundaries
  • misorientation analysis, twinning
  • analysis of pole figure data
  • odf analysis
  • elastic and plastic deformation
and includes guided exercieses in our computer lab.

Recent developments in MTEX

In the second part Ralf Hielscher will report about recent features that have been added to MTEX. Up to now those include
  • EBSD smoothing
  • analysis related to the fundamental zone of misorientations with respect to any combination of crystal symmetries

Introductory talks given by the invited speakers

The following experts will provide tutorials and exercises to their specific use of MTEX.
David Mainprice
(Universite Montpellier, France)

Working with the 5 parameter model (misorientation & plane) of grain boundaries: overview & preliminary results on Ice

Rüdiger Kilian
(Universität Basel, Switzerland)

David Mercier
(Max-Plank-Institut für Eisenforschung, Düsseldorf, Germany)

Characterization and modeling of the interplay between grain boundaries and heterogeneous plasticity in cp alpha-Ti and near alpha-Ti alloy.

Talks by the participants about specific problems that have been or could be handled with MTEX

The participants are encouraged to present recent or potential applications of MTEX to their field of research. Talks will be 15 to 30 minutes depending on the number of speakers.

Location and Time:


  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:45 - 10:00 R. Hielscher
crystal geometry
R. Hielscher
R. Hielscher
R. Hielscher
denoising EBSD
talks 4-6
10:30 - 11:45 R. Kilian
D. Mainprice
grain boundaries
talks 1-3
D. Mercier
boundaries & plasticity
talks 7-9
13:30 - 15:00 Exercises
elastic properties
Trip Exercises
plastic properties
15:30 - 16:30 Exercises
Trip Exercises
grain boundaries


Number Name Title
1 Ulrich Burkhardt EBSD on twinned intermetallic phases
2 Jan Hoffmann Ferriti-martensitic steels for Fusion Energy applications
3 Xiaoke Mu LiFePO4/FePO4 phase boundary analysis through Automated Crystal Orientation Mapping by MTEX
4 Timmy Reinmann Characterization of textured anisotropic ferrites using XRD and EBSD analysis
5 Thomas Simm Plastic deformation of Steel Alloys
6 Marco Witte Application of MTEX in steel research
7 Gert Nolze Increase of orientation precision by pattern processing
8 Victoria Yardley Evolution of former Martensite microstrucures under high stresses and temperatures
9 Björn Sörensen Some very weak odf, comprising fabrics created by cataclasis