Further links to publications can be found via: google scholar; Scopus;; ORCID.

The Spiral links below often provide free (author's versions) of each manuscript.

Blog posts

As a new initiative - I am writing up blog posts on some of the papers.

Paper #55 - Comment Articles, are they worth it?

Paper #50 - Twinning in Ti

Paper #49 - Slip activation and fatigue on Ni


P5. J L R Hickey, S Rouland & T B Britton - Heterogeneous local plastic deformation revealed using in-situ tensile testing and high angular resolution electron backscatter diffraction

P2. Vivian Tong, Euan Wielewski, Ben Britton Characterisation of slip and twinning in high rate deformed zirconium with electron backscatter diffraction

In Press

63. Thomas Benjamin Britton, Vivian Tong, Jim Hikey, Alex Foden, and Angus Wilkinson "AstroEBSD: exploring new space in pattern indexing with methods launched from an astronomical approach" accepted for publication in IUCr


62. A.J. Breen, I. Mouton, W. Lu, S. Wang, A. Szczepaniak, P. Kontis, L.T. Stephenson, Y. Chang, A.K. da Silva, C. Liebscher, D. Raabe, T.B. Britton, M. Herbig, B. Gault "Atomic scale analysis of grain boundary deuteride growth front in Zircaloy-4" Scripta Materialia (2018) and

61. Britton, T.B., Goran, D., Tong, V. "Space rocks and optimising scanning electron channelling contrast" Materials Characterization (2018)

60. Bhowmik, A., Lee, J., Britton, T.B., Liu, W., Jun, T.S., Sernicola, G., Karimpour, M., Balint, D., and Giuliani, F. "Deformation behaviour of [001] oriented MgO using combined in-situ nano-indentation and micro-Laue diffraction" Acta Materialia (2018)


59. Wallis, D., Hansen, L., Britton, T.B. and Wilkinson, A.J. "Dislocation interactions in olivine revealed by HR-EBSD" Journal of Geophysical Research : Solid Earth (2017)

58. Jing, Y., Su, D., Yue, X., Britton, T.B. and Jiang, J. "The development of high strength brazing technique for Ti-6Al-4V using TiZrCuNi amorphous filler" Materials Characterisation (2017)

57. Sernicola, G., Giovannini, T., Patel, P., Kermode, J.R., Balint, D.S., Britton, T.B., and Giuliani, F. "In situ stable crack growth at the micron scale" Nature Communications (2017)

56. Knowles, A.J., Jun, T.S., Bhowmik, A., Jones, N.G., Britton, T.B., Giuliani, F., Stone, H.J., and Dye, D. "A new beta titanium alloy system reinforced with superlattice intermetallic precipitates" Scripta Mat (2017)

55. Britton, T.B. Comment on "An Experimental Study on Evolution of Grain-Scale Stress/Strain and Geometrical Necessary Dislocations in Advanced TA15 Titanium Alloy during Uniaxial Tension Deformation" Advanced Engineering Materials (2017)

54. Tong, V., Joseph, S., Ackerman, A.K., Dye, D., and Britton, T.B. "Using transmission Kikuchi diffraction to characterise α variants in an α + β titanium alloy" Journal of Microscopy (2017) preprint

53. Ashton, P.J., Jun, T.S., Zhang, Z., Britton, T.B., Harte, A.M., Leen, S.B., and Dunne, F.P.E. "The effect of the beta phase on the micromechanical response of dual-phase titanium alloys" International Journal of Fatigue (2017)

52. Tong, V. and Britton, T.B. "Formation of very large ‘blocky alpha’ grains in Zircaloy-4" Acta Materialia (2017)

51. Jiang, J., Dunne, F.P.E., and Britton, T.B. "Towards predictive understanding of fatigue crack nucleation in Ni-based superalloys" JOM (2017)

50. Guo, Y., Abdolvand, H., Britton, T.B., and Wilkinson, A.J. Growth of {} twins in titanium: A combined experimental and modelling investigation of the local state of deformation Acta Materialia (2017)

49. Guan, Y., Chen, B., Zou, J., Britton, B., Jiang, J. and Dunne, F.P.E. Crystal Plasticity Modelling and HR-DIC measurements of Slip Activation and Strain Localisation in Single and Oligo-crystal Ni Alloys under Fatigue International Journal of Plasticity (2017)


48. Zhang, Z., Jun, T-S., Britton, T.B., and Dunne, F.P.E. Intrinsic anisotropy of strain rate sensitivity in single crystal alpha titanium Acta Materilia (2016)

47. Jiang, J., Yang, J., Zhang, T., Wang, Y., Dunne, F.P.E., and Britton, T.B. Microstructurally sensitive crack nucleation around inclusions in powder metallurgy nickel based superalloys Acta Materialia (2016) 

46. Zhang, Z., Jun, T-S., Britton, T.B., and Dunne, F.P.E. Determination of Ti-6242 alpha and beta slip properties using micro-pillar test and computational crystal plasticity Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids (2016)

45. Wallis, D., Hansen, L.N., Britton, T.B. and Wilkinson, A.J. Geometrically necessary dislocation densities in olivine obtained using high-angular resolution electron backscatter diffraction Ultramicroscopy (2016)

44. Zhang, T., Jiang, J., Britton, T. B., Shollock, B., Dunne, F.P.E. Crack nucleation using combined crystal plasticity modelling, HR-DIC and HR-EBSD in a superalloy containing non-metallic inclusions under fatigue Proceedings of the Royal Society A (2016)

43. T.B. Britton, J. Jiang, Y. Guo, A. Vilalta-Clemente, D. Wallis, L. Hansen, A. Winkelmann, A.J. Wilkinson Tutorial: Crystal orientations and EBSD — Or which way is up? Materials Characterization (2016)
Supplementary code can be found here

42. Bhowmik, A., Dolbnya, I.P., Britton, T.B., Jones, N.G., Sernicola, G., Walter, C., Gille,P., Dye, D., Clegg, W.J. and Giuliani, F. Using coupled micropillar compression and micro-Laue diffraction to investigate deformation mechanisms in a complex metallic alloy Al13Co4 Applied Physics Letters (2016)

41. Jun, T.S., Armstrong, D.E.J. and Britton, T.B. A nanoindentation investigation of local strain rate sensitivity in dual-phase Ti alloys Journal of Alloys and Compounds (2016)

40. Jun, T.S., Zhang, Z., Sernicola, G., Dunne, F.P.E., Britton, T.B. Local strain rate sensitivity of single α phase within a dual-phase Ti alloy Acta Materialia (2016)

39. Jiang, J., Zhang, T., Dunne, F.P.E., and Britton T.B. Deformation compatibility in a single crystalline Ni superalloy Proceedings of the Royal Society A (2016)

38. Jun, T.S., Sernicola, G., Dunne, F.P.E., Britton, T.B. Local deformation mechanisms of two-phase Ti alloy Materials Science and Engineering A (2016)


37. Antusch, S., Armstrong, D.E.J., Britton, T.B. ,Commin, L., Gibson, J.S. K-L,, Greuner, H., Hoffmann, J., Knabl, W., Pintsuk, G., Rieth, M., Roberts, S.G., Weingaertner, T. Mechanical and microstructural investigations of tungsten and doped tungsten materials produced via powder injection moulding Nuclear Materials and Energy (2015)

36. Jiang, J, Yang, J., Zhang, T., Dunne, F.P.E. and Britton, T.B. On the mechanistic basis of fatigue crack nucleation in Ni superalloy containing inclusions using high resolution electron backscatter diffraction Acta Materialia (2015)

35. Zhang, T., Jiang, J., Shollock, B.A., Britton, T.B., and Dunne, F.P.E. Slip localization and fatigue crack nucleation near a non-metallic inclusion in polycrystalline nickel-based superalloy Materials Science and Engineering A (2015)

34. Gong, J., Britton, T.B., Cuddihy, M., Dunne, F.P.E., and Wilkinson, A.J. <a> Prismatic, <a> Basal, and <c+a> Slip Strengths of Commercially Pure Zr by Micro-cantilever Tests Acta Materialia (2015)

33. Guo, Y., Collins, D.M., Tarleton, E., Hoffman, F., Tischler, J., Liu, W., Xu, R., Wilkinson, A.J. and Britton, T.B. Measurements of Stress Fields near Grain Boundaries: Exploring Blocked Arrays of Dislocations Acta Materialia (2015) #OpenAccess

32. Britton, T.B., Wilkinson, A.J., and Dunne, F.P.E. On the mechanistic basis of micromechanical deformation in hexagonal close packed metals Proceedings of the Royal Society A (2015)

31. Tong, V., Jiang, J., Wilkinson, A.J. and Britton, T.B. The effect of pattern overlap on the accuracy of high resolution electron backscatter diffraction measurements Ultramicroscopy (2015) #OpenAccess

30. Jiang, J., Britton, T.B. and Wilkinson, A.J. Evolution of intragranular stresses and dislocation densities during cyclic deformation of polycrystalline copper Acta Materialia (2015)

29. Weekes, H., Vorontsov, V., Dolbnya, I., Plummer, J., Giuliani, F, Britton, T.B., and Dye, D. In situ micropillar deformation of hydrides in Zircaloy-4 Acta Materialia (2015)

28. Jiang, J., Britton, T.B.  and Wilkinson, A.J. The orientation and strain dependence of dislocation structure evolution in monotonically deformed copper International Journal of Plasticity (2015)

27. Xian, J.W., Belyakov, S.A., Britton, T.B. and Gourlay, C.M. Heterogenous nucleation of Cu6Sn5 in Sn-Cu-Al Journal of Alloys and Compounds (2015)


26. Wilkinson, A.J., Tarleton, E. Vilalta-Clemente, A., Jiang, J., Britton, T.B. and Collins, D.M. Measurement of probability distributions for internal stresses in dislocated crystals Applied Physics Letters (2014)

25. Armstrong, D.E.J. and Britton, T.B. Effect of dislocation density on improved radiation hardening resistance of nano-structured tungsten-rhenium Materials Science and Engineering A (2014) #OpenAccess

24. S.C. Speller, P. Dudin, S. Fitzgerald, G.M. Hughes, K. Kruska, T.B. Britton, A. Krzton-Maziopa, E. Pomjakushina, K. Conder, A. Barinov, and C.R.M. Grovenor  High resolution characterisation of microstructural evolution in RbxFe2􀀀ySe2 crystals on annealing Physical Review B (2014)

23. Guo, Y., Britton, T.B. and Wilkinson, A.J. Slip band-grain boundary interactions in commercial-purity titanium Acta Materiala (2014)

22. Rugg, D., Britton, T.B., Gong, J., Wilkinson, A.J., Bagot, P.A. In-service materials support for safety critical applications – A case study of high strength Ti-alloy using advanced experimental and modelling techniques Materials Science and Engineering A (2014)


21. Jiang, J., Britton, T.B., and Wilkinson, A.J. Evolution of dislocation density distributions in copper during tensile deformation Acta Materiala (2013)

20. Britton, T.B., Jiang, J., Clough, R., Tarleton, E., Kirkland, A.I., and Wilkinson, A.J. Assessing the precision of strain measurements using electron backscatter diffraction – part 2: experimental demonstration Ultramicroscopy (2013) 

19. Britton, T.B., Jiang, J., Clough, R., Tarleton, E., Kirkland, A.I., and Wilkinson, A.J. Assessing the precision of strain measurements using electron backscatter diffraction – part 1: detector assessment Ultramicroscopy (2013) 

18. Jiang, J., Britton, T.B., and Wilkinson, A.J., Mapping type III intragranular residual stress distributions in deformed copper polycrystals Acta Materialia (2013) 

17. Britton, T.B., Jiang, J., Karamched, P.S., and Wilkinson, A.J. Probing deformation and revealing microstructural mechanisms with cross-correlation-based, high-resolution electron backscatter diffraction JOM (2013 - invited) 

16. Wilkinson, A.J., Moldovan, G., Britton, T.B., Bewick, A., Clough, R., and Kirkland, A.I. Direct detection of electron backscatter diffraction patterns Physical Review Letters (2013)

15. Jiang, J, Britton, T.B., and Wilkinson, A.J. Measurement of Geometrical Necessarily Dislocation Density with High Resolution Electron Backscatter Diffraction: Effects of Detector Binning and Step Size Ultramicroscopy (2013) 

14. Murdock, A.T., Koos, A.A, Britton, T.B., Houben, L., Batten,T., Zhang, T., Wilkinson, A.J., Dunin-Borkowski, R., Lekka, C.E., Grobert, N, Controlling orientation, edge geometry and thickness of CVD graphene ACS Nano (2013)


13. Britton, T.B. and Wilkinson, A.J. Stress fields and geometrically necessary dislocation density distributions near the head of a blocked slip band Acta Materialia (2012) 

12. Wilkinson A.J. and Britton, T.B. Strains, Planes and EBSD in Materials Science Materials Today (2012 - invited) 

11. Jiang, J, Britton, T.B. and Wilkinson, A.J. Accumulation of Geometrically Necessary Dislocations near Grain Boundaries in Deformed Copper Philosophy Magazine Letters (2012)

10. S. C. Speller, T. B. Britton, G. M. Hughes, A. Krzton-Maziopa, E. Pomjakushina, K. Conder, A. T. Boothroyd, C. R. M. Grovenor Microstructural analysis of phase separation in iron chalcogenide superconductors Superconductor Science and Technology (2012) 

9. Britton T.B. and Wilkinson, A.J. High resolution electron backscatter diffraction measurements of elastic strain variations in the presence of larger lattice rotations Ultramicroscopy (2012)


8. Speller, S.C., Britton, T.B., Hughes, G., Lozano-Perez, S., Boothroyd, A.T., Pomjakushina, E., Conder, K., Grovenor, C.R.M. Analysis of local chemical and structural inhomogeneities in FeySe1-xTex single crystals Applied Physics Letters (2011) and selected for the Virtual Journal of Applications of Superconductivity 

7. Britton, T.B. and Wilkinson, A.J. Measurement of Residual Elastic Strain and Lattice Rotations with High Resolution Electron Backscatter Diffraction Ultramicroscopy (2011) 

6. Littlewood, P., Britton, T.B., and Wilkinson A.J. Geometrically Necessary Dislocation Density Distributions in Ti-6Al-4V Deformed in Tension Acta Materiala (2011) 

5. Britton, T.B., Maurice, C., Fortunier, R., Driver, J.H., Day, A.P., Meaden, G., Dingley, D.J., Mingard, K. Wilkinson, A.J. Factors affecting the accuracy of high resolution electron backscatter diffraction when using simulated patterns Ultramicroscopy (2010)


4. Britton, T.B., Birosca, S., Preuss, M., Wilkinson, A.J. Electron Back Scatter Diffraction Study of Dislocation Content of a Macrozone in Hot Rolled Ti-6Al-4V alloy Scripta Materialia (2010) 

3. Wilkinson, A.J., Clarke, E.E., Britton, T.B., Littlewood, P., Karamched, P.S. High Resolution Electron Backscatter Diffraction: An Emerging Tool for Studying Local Deformation Journal of Strain Analysis for Engineering Design (2010 - invited)


2. Britton, T.B., Liang, H., Dunne, F.P.E., and Wilkinson, A.J. The effect of crystal orientation on the indentation response of commercially pure titanium: experiments and simulations Proceedings of the Royal Society A (2009) 

1. Britton, T.B., Randman, D. and Wilkinson, A.J. Nanoindentation study of slip transfer phenomenon at grain boundaries Journal of Materials Research (2009)

Conference Publications

9. Britton, T.B.B, and Hickey, J.L.R. Understanding deformation with high angular resolution electron backscatter diffraction (HR-EBSD) Accepted for publication in IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering

8. Jiang, J., Zhang, T., Dunne, F.P.E. and Britton, B. The Power of Correlative Microscopy–Understanding Deformation Compatibility with HR-EBSD and HR-DIC microscopy & microanalysis

7. Britton, T.B.B, and Hickey, J.L.R. Understanding deformation with high angular resolution electron backscatter diffraction (HR-EBSD) Book of Tutorials and Abstracts of the EMAS 2017 Workshop / IUMAS-7 Meeting
Pre-print on ArXiv

6. Rounthwaite, N.J., Williams, R., McGivery, Jiang, J., Giuliani, F. and Britton, T.B. A Chemical and Morphological Study of Diesel Injector Nozzle Deposits - Insights into their Formation and Growth Mechanisms SAE International (2017)

5. J.W. Xian, S.A. Belyakov, T.B. Britton and C.M. Gourlay Heterogeneous Nucleation of Bulk Cu6Sn5 in Sn-Ag-Cu-Al and Sn-Cu-Al Solders Electronic Components & Technology Conference (2015) 

4. Gui, Y., Britton, T.B., and Wilkinson, A.J. Stress concentrations, slip bands and grain boundaries in commercially pure titanium Proceedings of the World Titanium Conference (2015)

3. Jun, T.-S., Zhang, Z. , Dunne, F.P.E., Britton, T.B. Evaluation of local rate sensitivity in a dwell-sensitive Ti6242 using micropillar compression Proceedings of the World Titanium Conference (2015)

2. Wilkinson, A.J., Karamched, P.S., Britton, T.B. High resolution EBSD – 3D Strain Tensors, and Geometrically Necessary Dislocation Densities Proceedings of the 31st Risoe International Symposium on Materials Science: Challenges in materials science and possibilities in 3D and 4D characterisation techniques (2010)

1. Wilkinson, A.J., Britton, T.B., Jiang, J., and Karamched, P.S. A review of advances and challenges in EBSD strain mapping IOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering


1. High angular resolution electron backscatter diffraction: measurement of strain in functional and structural materials 
Ben Britton, Ian Holton, Graham Meaden and David Dingley


An iron EBSD data set has been released here by Jim and Ben.