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Data collections can be seen on:

http://researchdata.ands.org.au/search#!/q=alloy%20materials/p=1/tab=collection/group=Deakin%20University

http://researchdata.ands.org.au/search#!/q=functional%20materials/p=1/tab=collection/group=Deakin%20University

Instruments where data are captured/transferred from:

Electron Microscope, SEM- Oxford HKL Channel 5, SEM - TSL-OIM , TEM -Nanomegas Digistar

Software is available at:

http://code.google.com/p/crystal-orientation-data-collection

Categories:

Microscopes

Project Members:

Andrew Sullivan (sullivan@deakin.edu.au)

ANDS Contact:

Richard Ferrers (richard.ferrers@ands.org.au)

Project Status:

Completed

Crystal Orientation Data Collection for Conversion to a General Data Type

Deakin University

Project Description

Final Report: The Crystal Orientation Data Collection for Conversion to a General Data Type Project (DC20A) was undertaken by Deakin University to address the fact that electron diffraction information captured by Deakin’s electron microscope facility was unmanaged, disconnected, invisible and single use.

The project sought to address these deficiencies by creating an automated transformation process to enable automated data capture and to facilitate coherent metadata labelling and storage. The project promoted appropriate data management, publishing, sharing and re-use of electron diffraction information in the study of metals deformation mechanisms.

The primary objective of the project was to develop infrastructure within Deakin’s electron microscope facility to support the on-going data capture and management of metals deformation data and metadata, supporting the discovery, reuse and sharing of this research data by other researchers into the future.

The project established a standard format for each of the three types of diffraction data being generated from three different electron microscopes, then developed software to convert raw data into the standard format with appropriate labelling and transfer these files to appropriate storage. This software (CRYSTO) has been delivered to an open source repository and can be accessed at http://code.google.com/p/crystal-orientation-data-collection/. Also available on this website is the supporting documentation including user and technical manuals to enable installation and use of the software.

Project Plan: "Deakin University's electron microscopy facility generates electron diffraction information that is currently unmanaged, disconnected, invisible and single use.

This project seeks to address these deficiencies by creating an automated transformation process to enable automated data capture and to facilitate coherent metadata labelling and storage. It is intended that this project support data management, publishing, sharing and re-??use of electron diffraction information in the study of metals deformation mechanisms

This will be achieved firstly by establishing a standard format for each of three types of diffraction data, then by the following: (1) develop software to convert raw data into a standard format, label with metadata, and in turn convert to RIF-??CS format; (2) create a routine to upload the RIF-??CS metadata to a Deakin storage server including metadata titles and descriptions which will be in turn link to the ANDS website."

Data Type:

"electron diffraction data produced by electron backscattering (EBSD) in scanning electron microscopes (SEMs), and precessed electron diffraction in transmission electron microscopes (TEMs) a spatial description of the crystal orientations (and other data) relative to a specified coordinate system "

High Level Software Functionality:

Features: "a. Collects, standardises, converts and stores electron diffraction data and metadata from each different acquisition system.

b. Provides a system for metadata labelling based firstly on firstly by deformation scheme (E.G. torsion, tension or compression) and then by observation axis (E.G. rolling direction, transverse rolling direction, extrusion direction).

c. Metadata on the storage server will be configured with the option of read security to prevent premature access in accordance with the intellectual property requirements of the creator of the data set.
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ANZSRC-FOR code:

0902 AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERING
0910 MANUFACTURING ENGINEERING
0912 MATERIALS ENGINEERING
0913 MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
1007 NANOTECHNOLOGY