Grain Boundary Networks

  • Bryan W. Reed
  • Christopher A. Schuh

Statistical information about grain orientations within a polycrystal has been available to materials researchers for many decades. In particular, the orientation distribution, or crystallographic texture information, has been measured using X-ray diffraction techniques since about 1950. Consequently, the role of texture in materials performance and design is widely appreciated and commonly taught in the core Materials Science curriculum. However, texture data represent only “one-point” statistics, and do not capture microstructural geometry or topology.


Percolation Threshold Triple Junction General Boundary Percolation Theory Special Boundary 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Lawrence Livermore National LaboratoryLivermoreUSA
  2. 2.Department of Materials Science and EngineeringMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA

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