X-ray ptychographic topography: A robust nondestructive tool for strain imaging
We present x-ray ptychographic topography, a method for strain imaging, and demonstrate its use on an InSb micropillar after microcompression, where the strained region is visualized with a spatial resolution of 30 nm.
A miniaturized selective laser melting device for operando X-ray diffraction studies
We report on the development of a miniaturized device for operando X-ray diffraction during laser 3D printing. Its capabilities are demonstrated by ex situ printing of complex shapes and operando X-ray diffraction experiments using Ti-6Al-4V powder.
Influence of thermo-mechanical history on the ordering kinetics in 18 carat Au alloys
In situ high-energy synchrotron X-ray diffraction experiments in combination with electron microscopy observations reveal the influence of the thermo-mechanical history and chemical composition on the ordering kinetics during isochronal heating of 18 karat Au alloys.
Operando X-ray diffraction during laser 3D printing
Ultra-fast operando X-ray diffraction experiments reveal the temporal evolution of low and high temperature phases and the formation of residual stresses during laser 3D printing of a Ti-6Al-4V alloy. The profound influence of the length of the laser-scanning vector on the evolving microstructure is revealed and elucidated.
Characterisation of work hardening and springback in Ti
Interrupted standard tensile tests with in situ x-ray diffraction and quasi-in situ electron backscatter diffraction reveal the origin behind the work hardening plateau and springback.
Prof. Helena Van Swygenhoven presented the plenary Kavli lecture at the MRS spring meeting 2019
Plenary Session Featuring The Fred Kavli Distinguished Lectureship in Materials Science:
Tuesday, April 23
8:15 am – 9:30 am
PCC North, 100 Level, Ballroom 120 D
Revealing the role of microstructure architecture on strength and ductility of Ni microwires by in-situ synchrotron X-ray diffraction
The effect of diameter reduction on the mechanical properties of cold-drawn nickel microwires has been analyzed by a combination of in situ X-ray diffraction and electron backscatter diffraction observations.
A High Resolution Digital Image Correlation Study under Multiaxial Loading
We have developed a new cruciform geometry with reduced thickness at the center, which allows reaching high plastic strain under equibiaxial loading. The novel thinning method results in excellent surface quality, suitable for electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD) and high-resolution digital image correlation (HRDIC) investigations. We performed an in-situ HRDIC study on a 304 austenitic stainless steel using the new cruciform geometry to follow the slip activity under uniaxial and equibiaxial loadings.
In situ tension-tension strain path changes of cold-rolled Mg AZ31B
The mechanical behavior of cold-rolled Mg AZ31B is studied during in-plane multiaxial loading and tension-tension strain path changes using in situ neutron diffraction and electron backscatter diffracion.