Perspectives on Materials Science in 3D

  • D. Juul Jensen
Conference paper


Materials characterization in 3D has opened a new era in materials science, which is discussed in this paper. The original motivations and visions behind the development of one of the new 3D techniques, namely the three dimensional x-ray diffraction (3DXRD) method, are presented and the route to its implementation is described. The present status of materials science in 3D is illustrated by examples related to recrystallization. Finally, challenges and suggestions for the future success for 3D Materials Science relating to hardware evolution, data analysis, data exchange and modeling are discussed.


3D techniques 3DXRD recrystallization challenges for 3D science success of 3D science 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. Juul Jensen
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  1. 1.Materials Science and Characterization Section, Department of Wind EnergyTechnical University of DenmarkRoskildeDenmark

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