Dates Wednesday 7 February 2018, 8:15 - 15:45
Venue ESRF Auditorium
Scientific Organisers

UOC Organisers:
Michela Brunelli, SNBL-CRG, ESRF, Grenoble, France

Alejandro Fernandez-Martinez, Institut des Sciences de la Terre, Université Grenoble-Alpes, Grenoble, France

ESRF Organiser:
Thomas Buslaps

Keynote Speakers

Prof.  Philip Withers, University of Manchester, UK

Dr. Christian Leinenbach, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, Switzerland

Prof. Henning Friis Poulsen, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark

Administrative Assistant Anaïs Fernandes

Preliminary programme available HERE

Aim & Scope

A number of new or newly refurbished beamlines at the ESRF now offer access to advanced techniques for structural investigations of modern engineered materials, such as those produced by additive manufacturing (3D printing), laser welding, shape forming etc . Their microstructure and component properties are inherently linked to the complex fabrication processes. Understanding this link in a deterministic way is of crucial importance and a challenge.

The unique combination of intense focused X-ray nano and micro-beams with the superb qualities of new high efficiency pixel detectors, and the hard X-ray penetration, flux-density and beam stability enable fast X-ray scattering experiments down to the millisecond regime, opening up new possibilities in X-ray 3D computed tomography and experiments in real service conditions.

This user dedicated symposium aims at attracting and stimulating exchange among ESRF users in the field of metallurgy and materials processing, and at offering them to discuss new research directions which can fully exploit the possibilities opened up by the powerful potential of X-ray diffraction imaging and scattering techniques. Examples of such techniques are high-energy X-ray scattering and tomography, dark-field hard X-ray microscopy, in operando X-ray diffraction and X-ray coherent diffraction imaging. The recent evolution of these experimental studies demonstrate the increasing importance of combining complementary experimental techniques.