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Texture of Crystalline Solids
Volume 2, Issue 2, Pages 95-111

Quantitative Determination of Preferred Orientation by Energy-Dispersive X-Ray Diffraction

Laboratory of Applied Physics III, Building 307, Technical University of Denmark, Lyngby DK-2800, Denmark

Received 1 February 1976

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The use of energy-dispersive X-ray diffraction for quantitative determination of preferred orientations in polycrystalline specimens is analysed. The method is applied to determinations of rolling texture and fibre texture. The adaptability of the method to in situ studies is demonstrated by observations of texture changes simultaneous with the deformation of a specimen in a tension test.