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Textures and Microstructures
Volume 8 –9

Influence of Texture on a(sin2ψ) Curves Obtained From a Cold Rolled Nickel Sheet using Synchrotron Radiation

FB Ingenieurwissenschaften, Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken D-6600, Germany

Received 29 July 1987; Accepted 20 November 1987

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The Two-Axis Diffractometer at HASYLAB was used to measure a(sin2ψ) curves by reflecting synchrotron radiation from five different lattice planes of a cold rolled nickel sheet. We are especially interested in the complex surface state of the specimen and investigated the sample as delivered without further polishing and etching. Strongly non-linear a(sin2ψ) curves were observed. Most of them vary in a non-linear way if external uniaxial stress is applied. In this paper we study the influence of texture using formalism based on the ODF, and evaluated for the Reuss and the Voigt cases, respectively. Texture alone, however, is not sufficient to explain the whole variety of the observed effects.