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Textures and Microstructures
Volume 6, Issue 4, Pages 265-287

Texture and Lamellae Distribution Functions in Lamellar Eutectics

Institut für Metallkunde und Metallphysik, Techniche Universität Clausthal, Germany

Received 3 May 1986

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The crystallographic orientation distribution and the geometrical lamellae orientation distribution in lamellar eutectics are, in general, not independent of each other. The combined orientation-lamellae distribution function depends on five angular parameters. X-ray diffraction in such eutectics may exhibit an anisotropic macroscopic absorption factor if the penetration depth of the X-rays is large compared with their planar size. As a consequence, the reflected X-ray intensity may depend on a third angle γ, i.e. a rotation of the sample about the diffraction vector s additionally to the usual pole figure angles α, β which describe the orientation of the diffraction vector s with respect to the sample coordinate system. It is thus necessary to measure three-dimensional generalized pole figures instead of conventional two-dimensional ones.