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Texture of Crystalline Solids
Volume 4 (1980), Issue 1, Pages 13-40

Spatial Orientation Distribution of Crystallites in Cold-Rolled and in Annealed Sheets of Deep-Drawing Phosphorus Steel

U.S. Steel Research Laboratory, Monroeville, PA 15146, USA

Received 9 September 1979

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The cold-rolling and annealing textures of a deep-drawing phosphorus steel have been studied by the spatial orientation distribution of the crystallites. The characteristics of the orientation distribution functions of the as-cold-rolled and of the annealed sheets were closely examined. The observed features suggest that the annealing texture is originated by microband or transition-band nucleation, followed by the growth of recrystallized grains at the expense of the matrix deformation textures. The crystallite orientation distribution of the annealed sheet of the deep-drawing phosphorus steel is clearly different from that of the annealed sheet of deep-drawing aluminum-killed steels.