Crystallographic textures of polycrystalline materials. Mathematical methods in texture analysis. Formal description of properties of polycrystalline materials and computational issues related to the investigation of textures and microstructures.
Microstructures of polycrystalline materials. Grain
boundaries. Evolution of texture and microstructure during grain
Effective properties of polycrystalline materials. Calculation
of macroscopic properties using single crystal data and information
about the composition of the aggregate.
Methods of texture/orientation determination. Programs for determination of orientation distributions. Programs for automatic indexing of diffraction patterns. Determination of local strain based on convergent beam electron diffraction.
Materials characterization, modeling and computer simulation