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Volume 1, Issue 3, Pages 157-171

The Development of the Rolling Texture of Iron Determined by Neutron-Diffraction

Zentralinstitut für Festkörperphysik und Werkstofforschung Dresden der Akademie der Wissenschaften der DDR, Germany

Received 2 May 1972; Revised 28 June 1972

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The development of the rolling texture of a low carbon steel was investigated by neutron diffraction calculating three-dimensional orientation distribution functions. The textures consist of two limited fibre axis components A and B centered about (1¯1¯1)[1¯21]+5 and (001)[1¯10] respectively with an angle of rotation of about 70. For rolling degrees larger than 50% the intensity of the fibre axis component A is being modulated so as to favour the orientation (1¯1¯2)[1¯10]. The texture may be considered as inverse to the low concentration brass texture in the sense of interchanging rolling and normal directions. It may be understood in terms of {110}111—glide and {112}111—twinning.