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Texture of Crystalline Solids
Volume 4, Issue 2, Pages 63-71

Correction of Integrated X-Ray Intensities for Preferred Orientation in Hexagonal Close-Packed Powders Using Edxrd

Department of Physical Sciences, University of Turku, Turku 50 20500, Finland

Received 22 May 1980

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It is shown that energy-dispersive x-ray diffraction (EDXRD) method can be used for correction of integrated intensities for preferred orientation in hexagonal close-packed powders. The theory is based upon examination of the polar axis density distribution and upon the use of hexagonal harmonics in its representation. The reflexion method by Schulz added with defocusing correction was used. Measurements were carried out on three zinc samples with different degrees of orientation, the largest correction being 54 percent.