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Technical Overviews

EBSD Electron Backscatter Diffraction Analysis

EBSD.com from is an educational web site that covers all aspects of Electron Backscatter Diffraction (EBSD). The site includes a technical overview covering the principles of diffraction and pattern formation and how EBSD is used for phase discrimination, texture analysis, crystal orientation, and grain boundary discrimination. Experimental procedures, sample preparation and applications are also covered. Pages from the site can be booked marked to create a custom PDF.

From: Oxford Instruments NanoAnalysis
Oxford Instruments NanoAnalysis
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Electron Backscatter Diffraction (EBSD)

This introduction to electron backscatter diffraction explains how it works, the types of analysis that can be done, limitations of the techniques and typical results.

From: Science Education Resource Center, Carleton College
Science Education Resource Center, Carleton College
Authors: Susan Swapp
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EBSD Presentations and Articles

Online articles on electron backscatter diffraction techniques that cover strain analysis, high speed EBSD, multi-length characterization, high speed orientation mapping, characterization of multi-component materials and more.

From: EDAX Inc.
EDAX Inc.
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Present State of Electron Backscatter Diffraction and Prospective Developments

Excellent article covers the generation of electron backscatter diffraction patterns, the set-up of an EBSD system, components, scanning electron microscope requirements, Radon or Hough transformations, and indexing. There is a discussion of the Fast EBSD and advancements that have been made to increase both sensitivity and speed. The article ends with a summary of scanning ion microscopy and ion blocking diffraction which offers a high spatial and depth resolution than EBSD in a SEM. The article is available for free download.

Authors: R.A.Schwarzer,D.P.Field,B.L.Adams,M.Kumar,A.J.Schwartz
Citation: LLNL-BOOK-408177
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Software

MTEX - A MATLAB Toolbox for Quantitative Texture Analysis

MTEX 2.0 software is for detecting grains and grain boundaries in EBSD data and computing manifold grains statics for them.

Authors: Dr. Ralf Hielscher
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EBSD-Image

Free open source software for analysis of Electron backscatter Diffraction (EBSD) patterns and mappings. The program adds EBSd tools to the the image analysis freeware program RML-Image. It was developed by Philippe T. Pinard at McGill.

From: McGill Materials Services, McGill University
McGill Materials Services, McGill University
Authors: Philippe T. Pinard
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DREAM3D for Electron BackScatter Diffraction Analysis

Dream3D is for reconstructing serial-section experimental datasets, quantifying microstructural features in 3D and generating statistically equivalent microstructures from EBSD data files. Files from EDAX (.ang), Oxford (.ctf) and Bruker (.ctf) data files can be used. DREAM3D is completely open source and free for anyone to use,

From: BlueQuartz Software
BlueQuartz Software
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Reference Lists

General EBSD Bibliography

Compiled by EDAX, this bibliography contains references to papers primarily found in archival journals and conference proceedings where EBSD is either the focus or used in the analysis.

From: EDAX Inc.
EDAX Inc.
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Techniques

Home for EBSD by Professor DJ Dingley

Tutorials on Polycrystals and Strain measurement using EBSD, An introduction without much math.

From: , University of Bristol
University of Bristol
Authors: Professor DJ Dingley
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Determination of grain size by EBSD - Report on a round robin measurement of equiaxed titanium.

Summary of the result for 12 laboratory round robin measurement of grain size by EBSD in a titantium metal sample. A free copy is available for download.

From: Microstructural Characterisation & Analysis, National Physics Laboratory
Microstructural Characterisation & Analysis, National Physics Laboratory
Authors: Mingard, K P, Quested, P N, Peck, M S
Citation: NPL Report
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TRANSMISSION-EBSD – Taking Transparency to a New Level

The article provides an overview of electron backscatter diffraction of transparent samples or transmission EBSD. The technique has gain attention due to improved spatial resolution that allows orientation analysis of nanomaterials and deformed samples. Applications include the determination of grain orientation of samples prior to TEM so that usable grains for TEM can be identified before the sample is placed in the TEM.

From: EDAX Inc.
EDAX Inc.
Authors: Dr. René de Kloe, Applications Specialist, EDAX
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Transmission EBSD in the Scanning Electron Microscope

The paper described a new technique transmission EBSD (t-EBSD) that obtains electron Kikuchi diffraction patterns in transmission from thin specimens in a scanning electron microscope (SEM) using a conventional electron backscattered diffraction (EBSD) detector.

Authors: Roy H. Geiss*, Katherine P. Rice, and Robert R. Keller
Citation: Microscopy Today, doi:10.1017/S1551929513000503
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Hacking the SEM: Crystal Phase Detection for Nanoscale Samples

The NIST Tech brief describes a technique Robert Keller and Roy Geiss developed to obtain electron diffraction patterns from crystals less than 120 nanometers using a scanning electron microscope with a electron back scatter detector. By altering the sample position, the crystal structure of 10 nanometer particles can be obtained. The technique is referred to as Transmission EBSD.

Authors: Robert Keller and Roy Geiss
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Analytical Transmission SEM for Nanomaterials

The group is developing techniques in a transmission SEM for the determine of structures of nanoparticles and ultrathin films. The approach involves decreasing electron energies to the magnitude typical of scanning electron microscopy and thus decrease the mean free path so that more electron will scatter and allow crystal phase measurement and orientation data of nanoparticles using electron back scatter diffraction.

From: , NIST Material Measurement Laboratory Boulder
NIST Material Measurement Laboratory Boulder
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Lectures and Videos

Electron Backscattering Diffraction

Ken Mingard's overview of Electron Backscatter Diffraction EBSD and areas where it is being used at NPL.

From: Microstructural Characterisation & Analysis, National Physics Laboratory
Microstructural Characterisation & Analysis, National Physics Laboratory
Authors: Ken Mingard
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Investigations & Applications

Applications of Electron Back Scattering Diffraction (EBSD) in Materials Research

Open access article on the application of electron backscattering diffraction in the characterization of grain boundaries, crystal orientation, and of microstructure of steels, molybdemum sheets, and aluminum alloys.

From: Shaanxi Materials Analysis and Research Center, Northwestern Polytechnical University
Shaanxi Materials Analysis and Research Center, Northwestern Polytechnical University
Authors: Zhongwei Chen, Yanqing Yang and Huisheng Jiao
Citation: InTech, DOI: 10.5772/3
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