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Textures and Microstructures
Volume 7 (1987), Issue 1, Pages 73-84

A New Translational Sample Holder for Reflection Polefigure Measurements

1Institut für Metallkunde und Metallphysik, T.U. Clausthal, Germany
2Institut für Werkstoffkunde und Werkstofftechnik, T.U. Clausthal, Germany

Received 27 March 1986

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A new specimen holder is described which allows true area scanning of circular texture specimens. For large grain sized materials and geological samples this method can lead to a significant increase in the number of grains sampled and thus to more reliable texture measurements. The principle of operation is explained and a prototype apparatus described.