The solution is to use dynamic theory simulation. This has become a viable option now, as computer performance is ever increasing, supporting complex calculations in shorter time. Bruker has therefore released a pattern simulation software based on dynamic theory for its QUANTAX EBSD system. This software provides the desired reliable intensity predictions for complex phases and much more.
In summary, Bruker's dynamic simulation software offers following possible applications, as listed below.
Fundamental understanding of EBSD pattern formation, e.g.
- reliable prediction of information depth
- influence of energy distribution
Extraction of real band intensities for the
- indexing of crystallographically more complex phases
- prediction of pseudo-symmetries relevant in practice
Generation of reference patterns for
- phase verification and identification
- point group determination (e.g. polar direction)
- lattice strain approximation.