The expert forum 3D Microstructure Analysis and Tomography in the DGM Expert Committee Materialography will deal with all aspects of cross-scale 3D imaging, reconstruction, analysis, simulation and visualization of material structures and facilitate and advance the professional exchange of experts and interdisciplinary cooperation in this field. Interesting scientific questions, both in the field of basic and applied research, will be identified at the meetings of the expert committee and joint third-party funding projects as well as workshops, symposia and conferences will be initiated under the DGM umbrella.
The main topics are set by special working groups, which are oriented towards the different methodological focuses of atom probe tomography, electron tomography, X-ray tomography, serial section tomography and 3D materials data. In the future, further working groups are also conceivable if this serves the overall theme.
The objective of the AK Electron Tomography is to establish methods for a reliable and quantifiable 3D materials characterization at the nanoscale in order to provide structural information and an understanding of the diverse questions of complex nanoscale materials. The AK Electron Tomography provides a coordinated platform for an exchange on new method developments in electron tomography and their application in materials sciences. In this way, the interdisciplinary exchange and cooperation between material scientists, physicists, chemists, mathematicians and computer scientists will be promoted, both for basic research as well as for industrial applications. In addition to method developments and the practical application of electron tomography, the main topics of the AK include questions on standardization of 3D characterization, correlation with other methods and digitization/information retrieval from the 3D analysis.