Neutron diffraction is already a well-established tool for characterization of engineering materials and components (internal stresses, textures, deformation processes). Moreover, there is a growing materials engineering community using neutron facilities worldwide, which correlates with the development of new engineering beamlines. In order to stay competitive, automotive, railway, and aerospace industries require continued development and intelligent use of high-performance materials with the aim of increasing operation safety while reducing fuel consumption and emissions. Structural materials are multiphase and multiscale; they are exposed to extremely complex processing procedures and often operate in highly demanding environments.
Aeronautics and Automotive, Environmental Engineering and Recycling, Industrial production and Manufacturing, Metallurgy and Mining, Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials