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Textures and Microstructures
Volume 6, Issue 2, Pages 125-135

The Determination of Complete Pole Figures Using the Reflection Method

Department of Materials Engineering, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria 3168, Australia

Received 22 May 1984; Accepted 19 July 1984

Copyright © 1984 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A method is described which enables complete pole figures of metal sheet to be obtained using the reflection technique alone. A small known displacement of the sample from the centre of the texture goniometer is made and this significantly reduces absorption at high tilt angles (the outer region of the pole figure). The displacement introduced requires a wider receiving slit in order to collect an adequate fraction of the diffracted x-rays. The overall improvement in peak-to-background ratio is such that reproducible, complete pole figures can be produced. No loss in the detail contained in the pole figures has been observed due to the misalignment of the goniometer geometry.