Effective EBSD data processing using AZtecCrystal

The acquisition of good quality electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD) data is only the first step towards a successful materials characterisation. How you process and present EBSD data is equally important, as this will allow you to answer specific questions about the material’s properties and its processing history.

In this tutorial our EBSD product manager, Dr. Pat Trimby, demonstrates the basic principles of EBSD data processing, using the latest version of our AZtecCrystal software. The tutorial covers fundamental steps such as data cleaning and grain size measurement, as well as touching on more advanced analytical tools such as parent grain reconstruction and the calculation of elastic properties.

You will learn:

  • Standard good practices for routine EBSD processing
  • How EBSD data can be interrogated to answer specific material-focused questions
  • How AZtecCrystal makes EBSD data processing a rapid and simple task
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Dr Pat Trimby - Oxford Instruments
EBSD Product Manager

Dr. Trimby holds a degree in Geology from Oxford University and a PhD from Liverpool University, focusing on the application of...


AZtecCrystal provides all the necessary tools to process and interrogate your EBSD data and to solve your materials problems. Seamlessly integrated with AZtecHKL or operated as a standalone program, AZtecCrystal sets the standard in EBSD data processing for experts and novices alike.