, Volume 65, Issue 1, pp 29–34 | Cite as

Acquisition, Sharing, and Processing of Large Data Sets for Strain Imaging: An Example of an Indented Ni3Al/Mo Composite

  • N. S. McIntyreEmail author
  • R. I. Barabash
  • J. Qin
  • M. Kunz
  • N. Tamura
  • H. Bei


The local effects of stress from a mechanical indentation have been studied on a Ni3Al single crystal containing submicron inclusions of molybdenum fibers. X-ray microdiffraction (PXM) was used to measure elastic and plastic deformations near the indents. An analysis of freshly acquired massive sets of PXM data has been carried out over the Science Studio network using parallel processing software called FOXMAS. This network and the FOXMAS software have greatly improved the efficiency of the data processing task. The analysis was successfully applied to study lattice orientation distribution and strain tensor components for both the Ni3Al and the Mo phases, particularly around eight indents patterned at the longitudinal section of the alloy.


Ni3Al Diffraction Spot Diffraction Image Ni3Al Phase Strain Tensor Component 
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RB and HB were supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Basic Energy Sciences, Materials Sciences and Engineering Division. NSM and JQ were supported by the Network Enabled Platforms project of CANARIE. The Advanced Light Source is supported by the Director, Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, of the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract No. DE-AC02-05CH11231. Mr. Nathaniel Sherry is thanked for processing assistance.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. S. McIntyre
    • 1
    Email author
  • R. I. Barabash
    • 2
  • J. Qin
    • 1
  • M. Kunz
    • 3
  • N. Tamura
    • 3
  • H. Bei
    • 2
  1. 1.The University of Western OntarioLondonCanada
  2. 2.Oak Ridge National LaboratoryOak RidgeUSA
  3. 3.Advanced Light SourceLawrence Berkeley National LaboratoryBerkeleyUSA

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