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Textures and Microstructures
Volume 8 (1988) –9

Applications of Neutron Diffraction Pole Figure Measurements on Polycrystalline and Monocrystalline Metallic Samples. Examples From the Four-Circle Neutron Diffractometer In Jülich

Mineralogisches Institut der Universität Bonn, Arbeitsgruppe Neutronenbeugung in der KFA Jülich, Poppelsdorfer Schloß, Bonn 1 D-5300, Germany

Received 17 July 1987; Accepted 20 September 1987

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Four different examples of neutron diffraction pole figure measurements are presented showing the variety of applications in metallic texture and microstructure analysis. Two examples are concerned with the study of texture effects on cold rolled titanium and warm bended α-iron sheets. Two further examples are connected with the study of twinning laws and special orientation relationships in hexahedritic and octahedritic iron meteorites. Nishiyama–Wassermann orientations between α- and γ-iron phases are experimentally confirmed.