• Metallic structures: A magnificent obsession

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      Metallic structures; science of metallography; computer science

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      The twentieth century has been an exciting and fruitful period for materials scientists involved in probing the structure of metals and alloys at different levels. The Science of Metallography dealing with the macrostructure, microstructure, submicrostructure and crystal structure of metallic materials has made impressive strides in many directions during this century, particularly during the last four decades coinciding with the author’s own research career. The steady advances in optical microscopy, the growing sophistication in electron microscopy and diffraction, the welcome advent of field ion microscopy, the increasing precision in X-ray diffractometry and the powerful back-up provided by Computer Science have all combined to open out many a new and bright vista in Structural Metallurgy in recent decades.

      In this lecture some of the notable developments in the fascinating area of metallic structures are highlighted with special reference to the researches of the author, his students and coworkers in several Indian and overseas Laboratories, particularly Oxford (UK), Stuttgart (Germany), Pasadena (USA) and Bangalore, Varanasi and Patiala (all three in India).

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      T R Anantharaman1

      1. National Physical Laboratory, New Delhi - 110 012, India
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