Scientific Organiser: Bradley Wynne, The University of Sheffield
The 2020 EBSD meeting will take place at The Edge, Endcliffe Village, The University of Sheffield. The annual gathering draws together the whole Electron Backscatter Diffraction (EBSD) community, including leading international research scientists and engineers, early career researchers, and students to highlight the latest developments, from technique development through to applications.
We are anticipating contributions that range in scope spanning the geoscience, materials science & engineering, and mechanical engineering disciplines, as well as emerging applications from the biological communities. Talks will likely include state-of-the-art developments in instrumentation, new software algorithms, and new techniques developments, as well as the use of EBSD, transmission Kikuchi diffraction, electron channelling contrast imaging (ECCI) and related microscopy modalities. Additionally, we anticipate hearing applications driven talks which engage these approaches to reveal new insight into the microstructure of materials systems in emerging scientific applications and industrial challenges, particularly the use of EBSD data in Industry 4.0.
This year’s meeting will be preceded on Monday 20 April, by one of two optional workshops, for both advanced and novice users. The advanced course, delivered by Prof Joao Fonseca’s group at the University of Manchester, focusses on the use and understanding of High-Resolution Digital Image Correlation (HRDIC) combined with EBSD, centred on technical requirements and the underlying principles of post-processing data analysis. The novice course, delivered by Prof Brad Wynne, focusses on understanding what is under the hood of your EBSD software, with particular emphasis on maximising the potential of your EBSD data both before acquiring your data and during its analysis. For further details please visit the Pre-Meeting Workshop tab.
Abstract Submission Deadline: Friday 7 February 2020
Abstract submission is now open. Abstracts should be emailed as an attachment to Kate Wooding, firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include in your email whether you would prefer to be considered for an Oral or Poster presentation.
- Please ensure you submit it as a Microsoft Word document and not a PDF
- Please ensure that you indicate your preference for a submitted talk or poster presentation
- Abstracts should be approximately 300-500 words in length
- Please include the title, all authors and their affiliations and indicate the presenting author
- You may include images or diagrams where appropriate
- You may also include references or keywords
The deadline for oral and poster abstract submissions is Friday 7 February 2020. This deadline will not be extended.
On Monday 20 April we will be running two parallel afternoon workshops. It will start at 12.45. In order to attend a workshop you need to be registered to attend the two day meeting taking place on Tuesday 21 and Wednesday 22 April.
Novice Workshop: What is under the hood and your EBSD software? What does the data all mean?
EBSD is now a well-established technique in a wide range of disciplines in both the research and industrial environments. In fact, EBSD orientation image maps or pole figures are now, in many cases, standard reporting items for release on product delivery. However, to the new user EBSD can look like pretty pictures, be it in an orientation image map or pole figure, and not the rich datasets they are. In this workshop, we take a look under the hood of your EBSD dataset and the software used to analyse it to explain the fundamentals of your data and how it is presented. Using simple code examples, we will explain how a map and pole figure are constructed, including identifying boundaries, etc. Furthermore, the workshop will explain to you how to maximise the data you get, both before undertaking data acquisition and during its analysis.
Prof Brad Wynne will lead this workshop. Brad has been working on developing code for EBSD analysis for over 20 years, with many examples currently being used in both academia and industry.
Advanced Workshop: High Resolution Digital Image Correlation combined with EBSD – technique and data analysis
The High Resolution Digital Image Correlation (HRDIC) technique has opened up quantification of heterogeneous displacements within materials, including those from induced by applied load and phase transformations. In principle, the measurement of local shear strain enables one to assess and compare the true level of strain heterogeneity for different alloy chemistries, microstructures and the effect of microstructure inhomogeneity. In addition, recording the shear strain associated with slip traces and combining this information with EBSD-based orientation imaging enables one now to undertake truly quantitative slip trace analysis.
In this workshop the basic principles of the gold remodelling technique for applying a speckle pattern to the surface of a material for obtaining HRDIC data in an SEM is presented. This is followed by a detailed description of the software and its use to obtain the displacement analysis and subsequent post processing and how this data is combined with EBSD analysis. Finally some worked examples will be presented.
Prof Joao Fonseca’s group at the University of Manchester will lead this workshop.
Combining High Resolution Digital Image Correlation with EBSD for slip trace analysis
Prof João Quinta da Fonseca
University of Manchester
Characterising crystal defects in tungsten carbide using electron diffraction
Dr Vivian Tong
National Physical Laboratory
Vivian Tong is a Higher Research Scientist in the Materials Characterisation group at NPL. She develops EBSD data analysis methods to characterise microstructure and micro-scale deformation mechanisms, and to link EBSD to other types of microscopy data. She completed her PhD at Imperial College London in 2016, on using EBSD to understand heterogeneous deformation and recrystallisation in zirconium alloys.
HR-EBSD constraints on the role of dislocations and their stress fields in transient creep of geological minerals
Dr David Wallis
I am a structural geologist focusing on the materials science of rock deformation. I completed my PhD at the University of Leeds in 2010 and undertook a postdoc at the University of Oxford before becoming an Assistant Professor at Utrecht University in 2017. My research is centred on using HR-EBSD to map dislocations and their stress fields in deformed minerals and decipher their role in controlling the rheological properties of rocks at high temperatures.
Prof Brad Wynne
University of Sheffield
Registration will open by the end of November.
RMS Member £255
RMS Member incl Workshop £295
Non-member incl Workshop £325
Student incl Workshop £200
Any registrations made on Friday 20 March and after will incur a £50 late registration fee.
Registration closes on Wednesday 1 April.
On Tuesday 21 April there will be a conference dinner at the INOX, Level 5, Student's Union Building, Durham Road, Sheffield S10 2TG. The dinner is included in the registration fee for the meeting.
An email will be sent to you two to three weeks before the event with final details.
We would recommend for your convenience staying at Jonas Hotel, which is less than five minutes walk from The Edge (where the two day meeting is taking place). It is £50 per room per night including breakfast. Please email Katie Brown at the University of Sheffield, and request which nights accommodation you require and mention you are attending EBSD 2020 at The Edge. We recommend you book before Friday 20 March as after this date we cannot ensure availability.
EBSD 2020 will take place at the The Edge, 34 Endcliffe Crescent, Sheffield, S10 3ED.
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