Scientific Organiser: Dr Natasha Stephen, University of Plymouth
The annual EBSD meeting has been a fixed event on the RMS calendar for over 20 years and we regularly welcome top academics from the UK, European & Global research community. The meeting will not only highlight recent technological advances in the field of EBSD and related instrumentation, but also showcase their applications to real-world problems in both the science & engineering disciplines.
EBSD is routinely used within Earth & Planetary Sciences, Engineering, Materials Science & Physics, with an emerging interest from the Biological community. The University of Plymouth also successfully engages with enterprise, with many local, national and international companies seeking EBSD expertise in the design/development of new materials & products. EBSD 2018 aims to bring together specialists from across this broad-reaching speciality; academics, business, technicians & students alike.
On Monday afternoon there is an optional workshop taking place, there are two streams to choose from. For further details please visit the Pre-Meeting Workshop tab.
Registration for this meeting has now closed.
Tea and Coffee
Scanning Electron Diffraction in the TEM – a Complementary Method to EBSD Paul Midgley, University of Cambridge
- 09:30 Hot stage In-situ EBSD characterization of cold rolled and annealed HSLA steel Ishwar Kapoor, University of Warwick
- 09:50 Observations of microstructure evolution and damage during creep testing of SAC 305 solder alloys Tianhong Gu, Imperial College London
Coffee Break and Exhibition
- 10:40 Some background on EBSD background processing René De Kloe, EDAX
- 11:00 Revisiting non-standard EBSD geometries Pavel Stejskal, Thermo Fisher Scientific
- 11:20 TKD in SEM becoming a well-established, powerful technique for characterizing nanomaterials Daniel Goran, Bruker Nano
Preparation of TKD samples with Leica EM TIC 3X Wolfgang Grünewald, Leica Microsystems
Lunch Break and Exhibition
- 12:50 A Refined Approach to Dictionary Indexing of Electron Backscatter Patterns Alex Foden, Imperial College London
- 13:10 Characterising the plastic zone beneath Nanoindentation and Nanoscratch experiments using HR-EBSD Anna Kareer, University of Oxford
- 13:30 Study of the brittle-ductile transition in single crystal tungsten at the micro-scale by insitu HR-EBSD Xavier Maeder, EMPA
Tea Break and Exhibition
- 14:20 AstroEBSD – an open source indexing solution for EBSD, inspired from an astronomical approach Ben Britton, Imperial College London
- 14:40 Exploring the mechanism of “Rare Earth” Texture evolution in two Mg–Zn–Ca alloys Dikai Guan, University of Sheffield
- 15:00 Electron backscatter diffraction studies of hydrides in Zircaloy-4 Siyang Wang, Imperial College London
Process understanding by linking quantitative orientation analysis and numerical modelling Sandra Piazolo, University of Leeds
- 15:50 Closing Remarks and End of Meeting
We are proud to announce the EBSD 2018 Poster Prize Winners...
- FIRST PRIZE - Alice Bastos S. Fanta, Technical University of Denmark, "TKD characterization of low dimensional materials"
- SECOND PRIZE - Tijmen Vermeij, Eindhoven University of Technology, "A consistent full-field integrated DIC framework for HR-EBSD analysis"
|Application of the 3D-EBSD technique to microstructure analysis of cubic zirconia and channel die compressed copper - Piotr Bobrowski, Institute of Metallurgy and Materials Science Polish Academy of Sciences|
|Algorithm for martensite variant identification on the basis of electron backscatter diffraction data - Dominik Brandl, Materials Center Leoben Forschung|
|TKD characterization of low dimensional materials - Alice Fanta, Technical University of Denmark|
|Post-processing technique for macrozones definition in Ti834 alloy textures - Beatriz Fernandez, University of Sheffield|
|EBSD study of the damage induced during forming on niobium-coated copper cavities - Elisa García-Tabarés, CERN|
|CMOS – New Sensor Technology for EBSD - Jenny Goulden, Oxford Instruments|
|The Benefits and Applications of a CMOS-based EBSD Detector - Jenny Goulden, Oxford Instruments|
|Grain Growth in the Presence of Particles: New Insights from Integrated Imaging in Four Dimensions - William Harris, Carl Zeiss Microscopy|
|Exploring hydrogen-induced fracture mechanisms in high strength, low alloy steels - Jim Hickey, Imperial College London|
|Integrated Digital Image Correlation of SEM micrographs and EBSP’s: towards high-misorientation cross-grain HR-EBSD - Johan Hoefnagels, Eindhoven University of Technology|
|A consistent full-field integrated DIC framework for HR-EBSD analysis - Tijmen Vermeij, Eindhoven University of Technology|
|The stochastic modeling of microstructures from 3D EBSD data by random marked tessellations - Jaromír Kopeček, Institute of Physics|
|Phase discrimination using eCHORD approach - Clement Lafond, INSA de Lyon|
|Focus on CHORD acquisition and image treatments - Cyril Langlois, INSA de Lyon|
|Comparing on-axis with off-axis transmission Kikuchi diffraction characterization of nanoscale oxide microstructures in nuclear Zr alloys - Junliang Liu, University of Oxford|
|Static recrystallization study on pure aluminium using quasi-in-situ EBSD characterisation and phase-field modelling - Qinmeng Luan, Imperial College London|
|Improving quality of the EBSD patterns with an in situ Low Energy Argon Ion Source - Anna Prokhodtseva, Thermo Fisher Scientific|
|EBSD as a Tool to Assess the Crystal Orientation in the Calcite Layer of Pisolites - Eugenio Solla, University of Vigo|
|Introducing a new generation of EBSD detectors - Chris Stephens, Thermo Fisher Scientific|
|Development of a cross-tensile test stage for EBSD observation and its application - Seiichi Suzuki, TSL Solutions|
|Use of elevated temperature in-situ transmission Kikuchi diffraction for the study of ultra-thin metal films - Matteo Todeschini, Technical University of Denmark|
|Characterising deformation in zirconium using grain based long range axis/angle misorientation analysis - Vivian Tong, Imperial College London|
|High speed characterisation of Earth and planetary science samples using a CMOS-based EBSD detector - Patrick Trimby, Oxford Instruments|
|Quantifying the resolution of EBSD in light metals - Abhishek Tripathi, MPIE|
|A Fast and Accurate 3D EBSD Workflow -Tobias Volkenandt, Zeiss|
|Periodic layer morphology in Co2Si/Zn diffusion couples formed due to the solid-state reaction - Joanna Wojewoda-Budka, Institute of Metallurgy and Materials Science, Polish Academy of Sciences|
Dr Natasha Stephen
Director (Plymouth Materials Characterisation Project)
Natasha is a Lecturer in Advanced Analysis (Earth & Planetary Sciences) within the School of Geography, Earth & Environmental Sciences at Plymouth University, and assists with the management & development of Plymouth Electron Microscopy Centre; the university’s flagship, multidisciplinary analytical suite. She completed her PhD at Imperial College London & the Natural History Museum London in 2014, focusing on the geology & surface mineralogy of Mars, and moved to Plymouth University straight afterwards. Natasha’s research focuses primarily on the use of meteorites to ground-truth spacecraft data at Mars (including Mars rovers and orbiters) as well as asteroids (Vesta, Itokawa etc.), by using various non-destructive analytical techniques. Natasha manages the Plymouth Planets research group, is an avid public speaker, heavily engaged in outreach activities, and an active member of the Meteoritical Society & Royal Astronomical Society.
Dr Ralf Hielscher
Technische Universität Chemnitz
Ralf Hielscher has studied Mathematics at the Technische Universität Dresden,Germany and the Lomonosov University in Moscow, Russia. He got introduced to crystallographic texture analysis by his supervisor Helmut Schaeben during his PhD at the TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Germany. Working on pole figure to ODF inversion and fast Fourier methods on the sphere and the orientation space he accumulated his algorithms into the free and open source Matlab toolbox MTEX. The first public version MTEX 0.3 was released in 2007. Since then, Ralf Hielscher and his coworkers continuously added new functionalities, turning MTEX into one of the most comprehensive toolboxes for quantitative texture analysis. After two years at the Helmholtz Zentrum München Ralf Hielscher is now affiliated at the faculty of Mathematics at the Technische Universität Chemnitz, Germany, and works on mathematical and computational problems in texture analysis.
Prof Paul Midgley Hon FRMS
Paul Midgley is Professor of Materials Science and Director of the Electron Microscopy Facility. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society and a Professorial Fellow at Peterhouse. Before moving to Cambridge in 1997, he held two Research Fellowships in the H.H. Wills Physics Laboratory at the University of Bristol, the first funded by The Royal Commission for The Exhibition of 1851 and the second by The Royal Society. He has studied a wide variety of materials by electron microscopy and developed a number of novel electron microscopy techniques. His recent research has concentrated on electron tomography, electron holography, energy filtered TEM and precession electron diffraction.
Professor Sandra Piazolo
University of Leeds
Sandra Piazolo is Professor of Structural Geology and Tectonics at the University of Leeds. She was awarded a Marie Curie Fellowship where she applied ‘Quantification of Microstructures applying EBSD and in-situ experiments on rocks and metals: Focus on deformation mechanisms and annealing microstructures’ at the University of Liverpool. In 2004 she moved to become Senior Lecturer to Professor Structural Geology and Tectonics, SU, in Sweden in the establishment of Microdynamic Laboratory – Experiments, Nature and Numerical modelling. In 2010 she moved to the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Macquarie University, Australia where she used EBSD, TKD, Atomprobe Tomography combined with numerical simulations to understand deformation and reaction processes at a fundamental level.
Dr Mike Zolensky
Mike Zolensky is a Space Scientist at NASA’s Johnson Space Center. His planetary research over three decades has focused on the origin and evolution of water in the early solar system, the mineralogy of comets and primitive asteroids, and characterization of primitive astromaterials and their interactions with the terrestrial planets. Zolensky is an authority on characterization of particulate astromaterials, having invented and developed many of microparticle analytical techniques in use. Dr. Zolensky research resulted in the first report of hydrous minerals in Martian meteorites, the first verified report of hydrous phases in rocks returned from the Moon, the discovery and laboratory analysis of the first liquid water from a body other than the Earth, and the first mineralogical analysis of samples returned to earth from a comet (Wild 2) and an asteroid (Itokawa). He is or has served on the science teams of the LDEF, Stardust, Hayabusa and Hayabusa2 sample return Missions. Dr. Zolensky is a past President of The Meteoritical Society, and is the namesake of asteroid 6030/Zolensky.
The EBSD 2018 workshop aims to bring together all members of the EBSD community; academic, commercial, industry and students, to share best practice in both sample preparation and analytical work. There are two streams to choose from, one stream offers live demonstrations of Transmission Kikuchi Diffraction (TKD) in action, and Getting more out of your EBSD data – including powerful problem solving in combination with EDS; the other stream offers discussions with companies and funders surrounding successful projects partnering academics with commercial enterprise. In order to attend the workshop you need to be registered to attend the two day meeting taking place on Tuesday 10 and Wednesday 11 April.
EBSD Workshop - Monday 9 April 2018
- 12:15 Registration and Lunch
- 12:45 Welcome and Introduction
- 13:00 Good practice in EBSD: company introductions & discussions
- 13:25 Sample Prep Considerations: sharing best practice across the disciplines
- 13:50 Coffee Break
EBSD Stream 1 - Advanced EBSD Techniques - FULLY BOOKED
Run by Oxford Instruments. There is a maximum number of 16 people for this session - FULLY BOOKED.
- 14:15 Getting more out of your EBSD data – including powerful problem solving in combination with EDS
- 15:30 TKD Practical Demonstrations
- 16:30 'Ask the Experts' - Panel Discussion
- 17:30 Workshop Ends
EBSD Stream 2 - Beyond Blue Skies: Industrial-Academic Partnerships and Collaborations
Run by the University of Plymouth in collaboration with their commercial partners.
- 14:15 Using EBSD as a manufacturing tool
- 15:30 Funding opportunities for academic-industrial collaborations
- 16:30 'Ask the Experts' - Panel Discussion
- 17:30 Workshop Ends
RMS Member £300
RMS Member incl Workshop £340
Non-member incl Workshop £370
Student incl Workshop £245
Registration will close on Friday 23 March at 12:00.
We anticipate the meeting will start at 09.00 on Tuesday 10 April and end by 16.00 on Wednesday 11 April.
Abstract Submission has now closed for this meeting.
On Tuesday 10 April there will be a conference dinner at the National Marine Aquarium. The dinner is included in the registration fee for the Meeting.
An email will be sent to you three weeks before the event with final details.
EBSD 2018 will take place at the Sherwell Centre, University of Plymouth, Plymouth PL4 8AA. Plymouth is located in the South West of the UK.
Rail and coach services connect Plymouth to the regional airports of Exeter, Newquay and Bristol. There are also transport links to Plymouth from London Heathrow and London Gatwick Airport.
Plymouth railway station is just a few minutes' walk from the campus. The regular train service from London Paddington to Plymouth takes around three to four hours. Other direct services head to Plymouth from across the South West, South Wales, the Midlands, the North of England and Scotland. For discounted rail travel please visit the GWR website. Please note that bookings cannot be made more than 12 weeks in advance.
One of the hotels in the area is Jurys Inn Plymouth. jurysinns.com
There will be an exhibition at this two day meeting. If you are interested in exhibiting or sponsoring this event please contact Dawn Hopkins.
Acutance Scientific /BLG Vantage
HR EBSD offers 80 times higher sensitivity than traditional EBSD analysis, enabling high resolution strain and stress mapping at the sub-micron scale. Crosscourt software offers the most advanced capabilities including remapping and GND analysis. Visit us for a demo at our booth.
Crosscourt is written by BLG-Vantage and represented across Europe by Acutance Scientific Ltd..
See also in situ tensile and heating stages from Acutance Scientific/TSL Solutions KK at our booth.
For almost 50 years Bruker has been driven by a single goal: to provide the best technological solution for each analytical task. Today, worldwide, more than 4,000 employees in over 90 locations on all continents work towards this enduring vision.
Bruker’s drive to develop state-of-the-art technologies and innovative solutions for today’s analytical questions remains constant, evidenced by the many product lines that lead their respective markets. With one of the world’s most comprehensive ranges of scientific instrumentation available under one brand, the Bruker name is synonymous with excellence, innovation and quality.
CN Technical Services Ltd
CN Technical Services specialise in materials testing for research and industry.
At this exhibition we are focusing on the Swift Tensile Testing Stage, especially developed for Scanning Electron Microscopes,
the EMS range of consumables for microscopy sample preparation and the Alemnis SEM Nano indenter.
CN Tech also sell and service a wide range of instrumentation for Surface Analysis, Materials testing and Microscopy equipment.
EDAX is a leading provider of innovative materials characterization systems encompassing Energy Dispersive Spectrometry (EDS), Wavelength Dispersive Spectrometry (WDS), Electron Backscatter Diffraction (EBSD) and Micro X-ray Fluorescence (XRF).
EDAX products include standalone tools for EDS, EBSD and WDS, integrated tools for EDS/EBSD, EDS/WDS, and EDS/EBSD/WDS, and a free-standing micro-XRF bench-top elemental analyzer providing small and micro-spot x-ray analysis and mapping.
EDAX develops the best solutions for micro- and nano-characterization, where elemental and/or structural information is required, making analysis easier and more accurate.
EDAX designs, manufactures, distributes and services products for a broad range of industries, educational institutions and research organisations.
Leica UK Ltd
Leica Microsystems is a leading manufacturer and supplier of high precision optical solutions based on microscopes and related instruments. The company manufactures a comprehensive portfolio of products used in a wide variety of areas requiring vision, measurement and analysis, including applications in the life sciences (such as bio-technology research and medicine) and the material sciences.
Oxford Instruments (UK) Ltd
1959-2009 Celebrating 50 years of scientific excellence and innovation.
Oxford Instruments celebrates over fifty years which have seen a number of “world’s firsts”, technology breakthroughs and innovative new products.
Innovation has always been at the heart of Oxford Instruments and is the driving force behind its growth and success. There is now a continuous flow of new ideas driven by the demands of the markets and the focus on developing commercially successful products.
Thermo Fisher Scientific
Thermo Fisher Scientific, the world leader in serving science, supplies innovative solutions for microscopy and microanalysis. We provide SEMs, TEMs, microCTs and DualBeam™ FIB-SEMs combined with advanced software suites to take customers from questions to usable data by combining high-resolution imaging with physical, elemental, chemical, and electrical analysis across scales and modes—through the broadest sample types.
Carl Zeiss Microscopy Ltd
Carl Zeiss is an innovative technology leader in the fields of optics, precision engineering and electronic visualisation. Time and time again, we set new, pioneering standards in sophisticated technology for recognising, experiencing, measuring, analysing, structuring and processing a wide spectrum of objects. With professional optics we meet the expectations of even our most critical customers - not only in the fields of research, medicine, industry, but also for use in leisure activities.