Defects in Structural Materials Workshop

Sep 29.

Defects in Structural Materials Workshop

The aim of this workshop is to bring together established and new users to see how synchrotron light can be used to study defects and damage processes in materials, at size scales ranging from macroscopic cracks to the dislocations involved in slip and plastic deformation.

Date
29/09/20092009-09-29
Location
Diamond Light Source, Oxfordshire, UK

 
Organiser: Drs Thomas Connolley, Michael Drakopoulos, Chiu Tang and Stephen Thompson.

“Materials are like people – it’s their defects that make them interesting.”

The UK has a strong, active research community in structural materials, looking for solutions to problems and new advances for materials we often take for granted, in applications such as transportation, construction and power generation.  The community makes use of synchrotron facilities to study defects using real space (imaging) and reciprocal space (diffraction) techniques. At Diamond, the UK’s 3rd generation synchrotron light source, the Engineering and Environmental Science Village has been formed to promote collaboration and explore opportunities for research using the village’s three beamlines, as well as the other beamlines at Diamond. The aim of this workshop is to bring together established and new users to see how synchrotron light can be used to study defects and damage processes in materials, at size scales ranging from macroscopic cracks to the dislocations involved in slip and plastic deformation. We hope that participants will be inspired to perform new experiments and techniques using the facilities and opportunities which Diamond offers.

09:30 – 10:00 - Registration & Welcome
10:00 – 10:30 - The Status of Diamond & Opportunities for Engineering & Materials Science, Chiu Tang & Michael Drakopoulos (Diamond Light Source)
10:30 – 11:00 - The application of colour x-ray imaging to defects in materials, Bob Cernik (Manchester)

Tea/Coffee break

11:15 – 11:45 - Phase identification and size and strain analysis in novel Al-Fe-Cr-Ti alloys, Simon Hogg (Loughborough)
11:45 – 12:15 - Micro-beam Laue diffraction and reciprocal space mapping for dislocation sub structure analysis, Alexander Korsunsky (Oxford)
12:15 - 12:45 - Line Profile Analysis in the third millennium: what can we learn from the peak profile shape? Matteo Leoni (Trento)

Lunch

13:45 – 14:15 - 3D characterisation and modelling of fatigue cracks using X ray tomography, Jean-Yves Buffière (INSA Lyon)
14:15 – 14:45 -Imaging defects and their evolution in engineering materials using synchrotron beams, Phil Withers (Manchester)
14:45 – 15:15 - Application of synchrotron radiation computed tomography to micromechanisms of failure: realising a data rich approach, Ian Sinclair (Southampton) 

Tea/Coffee break 

15:30 – 16:00 - Quantification of defect formation during the solidification of structural materials, Peter Lee (Imperial College)
16:00 – 16:30       Summary & Discussion led by Colin Norris (Diamond Light Source)

Close & Tour of Diamond