Matlab Python Other
Clone or download
Fetching latest commit…
Cannot retrieve the latest commit at this time.
Failed to load latest commit information.
MTEX2016_exercises added exercises from MTEX workshop 2016 Feb 29, 2016
coordinate_system debugged and fix legend for bicrystal GUI Feb 5, 2015
crystallo merged/updated functions to plot unit cells with atoms and interstiti… Jun 1, 2016
doc Update index.rst Aug 15, 2018
gui_ebsd_map added diverging colormap Dec 6, 2017
gui_gbinc check for matlab version because some functions don't work with Matla… Jan 9, 2018
gui_preCPFE small correction for the scipy version check Jun 13, 2017
gwyddion Cleaned code Nov 14, 2014
read_write_ebsd_files function to write hkl .ctf file Jun 13, 2017
slip_transfer renamed function to calculate cos from vectors Feb 29, 2016
util added diverging colormap Dec 6, 2017
yaml_config_files corrected doi links in doc Feb 11, 2018
.gitignore update if gitignore Feb 29, 2016
README.rst Update README.rst Aug 15, 2018
config_gui_EBSDmap_data_path_mercier.d.yaml corrected doi links in doc Feb 11, 2018
software_requirements.txt updated file Apr 25, 2017


A Matlab toolbox to analyze slip transfer through grain boundaries

To get started with STABiX, clone the repository, then run Matlab, and cd into the folder containing this README file. Then add the package path to the Matlab search path by typing "path_management". Finally you can start the launcher by typing "demo" at the Matlab command prompt. See the full documentation at


Written by D. Mercier [1] and C. Zambaldi [1], based on previous work of T. R. Bieler [2] and C. Zambaldi [1].

[1] Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung, 40237 Düsseldorf, Germany

[2] Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, Michigan State University, East Lansing 48824 MI, USA

How to cite STABiX in your papers ?

"STABiX v1.6" =

"STABiX v2.0" =

Reference paper

"STABiX documentation."

"A Matlab toolbox to analyze slip transfer through grain boundaries" D. Mercier, C. Zambaldi, T. R. Bieler, 17th International Conference on Textures of Materials (ICOTOM17), at Dresden, Germany (2014). IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering Volume 82 conference 1.

"Spherical indentation and crystal plasticity modeling near grain boundaries in alpha-Ti." D. Mercier, C. Zambaldi, P. Eisenlohr, Y. Su, M. A. Crimp, T. R. Bieler, Poster presented at "Indentation 2014" Conference in Strasbourg (France) (December 2014).

"Study of Bi-Crystal Grain Boundary Deformation in Commercially Pure Tantalum." B. Dunlap et al., CHEMS Forum (2015).

"Grain Boundaries and Plasticity." D. Mercier, C. Zambaldi, P. Eisenlohr, M. A. Crimp, T. R. Bieler, R. Sánchez Martín. Invited talk at "MTEX Workshop 2016" Conference in Chemnitz (Germany) (February 2016).

"Quantifying deformation processes near grain boundaries in α titanium using nanoindentation and crystal plasticity modeling." Y. Su, C. Zambaldi, D. Mercier, P. Eisenlohr, T.R. Bieler, M.A. Crimp, International Journal of Plasticity, (2016).

"Micromechanics of magnesium and its alloys studied by nanoindentation." R. Sánchez Martín, PhD thesis, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (2017).

"Investigation of single crystal and bi-crystal deformation in body-centered cubic tantalum using indentation." B. Dunlap, PhD thesis, Michigan State University (2018).


  • Raúl Sánchez Martín (IMDEA, Madrid) contributed Python code to generate Abaqus indentation models.


Parts of this work were supported under the NSF/DFG Materials World Network program (DFG ZA 523/3-1 and NSF-DMR-1108211). We also acknowledge useful discussions with Y. Su, P. Eisenlohr and M. Crimp from the Michigan State University.


MATLAB; Graphical User Interface (GUI); Grain Boundaries; Polycrystalline Metals; Slip Transmission; Bi-Crystal (BX); Electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD); Instrumented indentation; Crystal Plasticity Finite Element Method (CPFEM); python Toolbox.