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Dr. Ralf Hielscher
MTEX Workshop 2020

Chemnitz MTEX Workshop 2020

Learning Crystallographic Texture Analysis with MTEX

The MTEX workshop 2020 extends over two weeks to more properly follow the interests of beginners as well as advanced users of MTEX. It is part of the Master Course Introduction into the crystallographic texture analysis and counts for 4 ETCS points.

Week 1: 02.03.2020 - 6.03.2020

The first week is mainly devoted to beginners in MTEX and/or texture analysis. The two morning lectures will cover the basic theoretical principles of crystallography, diffraction and texture analysis. During the two afternoon exercises the theoretical concepts will be demonstrated at practical examples within MTEX.

Lectures: direct and reciprocal coordinate system, Miller indices, zonal axes, symmetry groups, crystal shapes
Exercises: Introduction into Matlab, visualization and computation in crystal geometry,

Lectures: rotation representations, pole figures, inverse pole figures, orientation distribution function, density estimation
Exercises: visualizations and computations with orientations and ODFs

Lectures: diffraction at regular lattices, Brags law, indexing of Kikuchi pattern, pattern matching, denoising techniques
Exercises: importing EBSD into MTEX, checking the reference system, basic analysis of EBSD data

Lectures: grain reconstruction, shape parameters, grain statistics, grain boundaries

Lectures: ODF reconstruction from pole figure data, Ghost Effect,

Times: Lecture 1: 8:45-10:00, Lecture 2: 10:30 - 11:45, Exercise 1: 13:00-14:30, Exercise 2: 15:00 - 16:00

Week 2: 9.03.2020 - 13.03.2020

The second week continues the lectures of the first week and combines them with talks by invited speakers and participants about practical applications of MTEX. The focus of the lectures will be on recent and upcoming developments in MTEX. The following experts will provide lectures and tutorials about their specific use of MTEX.
Rüdiger Kilian
(Universität Halle)

Tuomo Nyyssönen
(Tampere University of Technology)

Prior grain reconstruction as a graph sectioning problem

Pauli Lehto
(Aalto University, Finland)

Characterisation of local plastic deformation in steel

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:45 -
R. Hielscher
Tensorial Properties
and Elasticity
R. Hielscher
Plasticity and
Texture Evolution
participants talks R. Hielscher
Parent Phase Reconstruction
10:30 - 11:45 R. Kilian P. Lehto
local plastic
participants talks T. Nyyssönen
Prior Grain
participants talks
13:30 - 15:00 Exercises
plastic properties
Trip Exercises
Parent Grain Reconstruction
15:30 - 16:30 Exercises
texture evolution
Trip Round Table

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.



  • Please use our registration form to subscribe (may not work with the Internet Explorer!) or write an email to
  • Deadline for registration is 31th of January 2020, Number of participants is restricted to 25
  • Registration fee: 300 Euro for one week, 400 Euro for two weeks