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grains reconstruction from 2d EBSD data


[grains, ebsd.grainId] = calcGrains(ebsd,'angle',10*degree)
% reconstruction low and high angle grain boundaries
lagb = 2*degree;
hagb = 10*degree;
grains = calcGrains(ebsd,'angle',[hagb lagb])
% allow grains to grow into not indexed regions
grains = calcGrains(ebsd('indexed'),'angle',10*degree)
% do not allow grains to grow into not indexed regions
grains = calcGrains(ebsd,'unitCell')
% follow non convex outer boundary
grains = calcGrains(ebsd,'boundary','tight')
% specify phase dependent thresholds
% thresholds follow the same order as ebsd.CSList and should have the same length
grains = calcGrains(ebsd,'angle',{angl_1 angle_2 angle_3})
% markovian clustering algorithm
p = 1.5;    % inflation power (default = 1.4)
maxIt = 10; % number of iterations (default = 4)
delta = 5*degree % variance of the threshold angle
grains = calcGrains(ebsd,'method','mcl',[p maxIt],'soft',[angle delta])


ebsd EBSD


grains grain2d
ebsd.grainId grainId of each pixel


threshold, angle array of threshold angles per phase of mis/disorientation in radians
boundary bounds the spatial domain ('convexhull', 'tight')
maxDist maximum distance to for two pixels to be in one grain (default inf)
fmc fast multiscale clustering method
mcl markovian clustering algorithm
custom use a custom property for grain separation


unitCell omit voronoi decomposition and treat a unitcell lattice
qhull use qHull for the voronin decomposition


  • F.Bachmann, R. Hielscher, H. Schaeben, Grain detection from 2d and 3d EBSD data - Specification of the MTEX algorithm: Ultramicroscopy, 111, 1720-1733, 2011
  • C. McMahon, B. Soe, A. Loeb, A. Vemulkar, M. Ferry, L. Bassman, Boundary identification in EBSD data with a generalization of fast multiscale clustering, Ultramicroscopy, 2013, 133:16-25.

See also

GrainReconstruction GrainReconstructionAdvanced