Special Issue "Quantifying Crystallographic Texture in Ceramic and Molecular Ferroelectric Materials"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2020.
Interests: crystallographic texture; in situ diffraction; mechanics of materials; ferroelectricity
The texture of functional materials is a controlling factor governing their performance in application. Texture engineering has become a vital tool for enhancing the functionality of materials by exploiting their intrinsic property anisotropy. In addition, the crystallographic texture stores information about the history of materials because processing and external forces strongly influence the microstructure. For example, ceramists routinely quantified crystallographic textures to correlate enhancing in properties with processing-induced texturing and infer extrinsic contributions to the macroscopic properties from ferroelastic textures. Deformation textures in olivine enable geologists to determine the thermomechanical processes inside the Earth’s crust.
The continued advances in measurement probes (electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD) and X-ray/neutron diffraction) and data analysis methods require research with higher fidelity information texture information.
Dr. Chris M. Fancher
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- texture of materials
- crystal plasticity
- theory and modeling of texture
- methods and techniques