Advances in electron backscatter diffraction

We present a few recent developments in the field of electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD). We highlight how open source algorithms and open data formats can be used to rapidly to develop microstructural insight of materials. We include use of AstroEBSD for single pixel based EBSD mapping and conventional orientation mapping; followed by an unsupervised machine learning approach using principal component analysis and multivariate statistics combined with a refined template matching method to rapidly index orientation data with high precision. Next, we compare a diffraction pattern captured using direct electron detector with a dynamical simulation and project this to create a high quality experimental “reference diffraction sphere”. Finally, we classify phases using supervised machine learning with transfer learning and a convolutional neural network.

Foden, A., Previero, A., & Britton, T. B. (2019). Advances in electron backscatter diffraction. arXiv preprint arXiv:1908.04860.

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