dMata Recomends

Some resource, open source or free, for materials scientists



#EBSD #Matlab #Orientations

"MTEX is a free Matlab toolbox for analyzing and modeling crystallographic textures by means of EBSD or pole figure data"

THS: MTEX is awesome, I use EBSD and I use Matlab so maybe I'm biased. But if you are a control freak and want to get the most out of your EBSD data and have Matlab what are you waiting for. Great user community too at!forum/mtexmail


Atom is a neat piece of open source software for analysing EBSD data. Unlike MTEX it is avaliable as a full application. Similar to commercially available options (e.g. Channel 5) but with some nice extras not in their software, e.g. GNDs


Some tools for analysing EBSD and TEM data. Including, Pan 2: "a program for manipulating parameters of crystal(lite) orientations and analyzing the

so-called orientation relationships."


"The purpose of this site is to archive Grain Boundary Character Distribution and Energy Data, including available raw and processed data, and the programs used for analysis."

"Krzysztof Glowinski's Grain Boundary Toolbox (GBToolbox) is also recommended for analyzing grain boundary symmetry and character and for calculating and plotting quantities from 3D data."


Other tools



A centre for the "validation" and distribution of algorithms useful in the modelling of materials. MAP is a library which can be used to build on existing knowledge. From University of Cambridge.


Computer program for the calculation of dislocation orientation factors in anisotropic cubic, hexagonal and trigonal crystals


"The CASINO acronym has been derived from the words "monte CArlo SImulation of electroN trajectory in sOlids". This program is a Monte Carlo simulation of electron trajectory in solid specially designed for low beam interaction in a bulk and thin foil. This complex single scattering Monte Carlo program is specifically designed for low energy beam interaction and can be used to generate many of the recorded signals (X-rays and backscattered electrons) in a scanning electron microscope."


"SasView is a Small Angle Scattering Analysis Software Package, originally developed as part of the NSF DANSE project under the name SansView, now managed by an international collaboration of facilities."



General Materials Info


Research Group Pages


The Institute of Structural Materials or ISM is a world leading research and teaching facility at Swansea University, Bay Campus. And is leading the great materials developments happening at Swansea University.


Atom probe tomography is a microscopy technique that provides 3D atom-by-atom imaging of materials with a uniquely powerful combination of spatial and chemical resolution. For more than 40 years, the Atom Probe Research Group in the Department of Materials at the University of Oxford has maintained a tradition of pioneering field ion microscopy research and in particular the development and application of the atom probe technique. The group is currently active in all aspects of atom probe research, including: establishing new materials applications, instrumentation and the development of 3D reconstruction and data analysis techniques.





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