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Textures and Microstructures
Volume 10, Issue 1, Pages 49-58

Orientation Maps for Cubic Crystal Neighbours

W. Prantl1,2 and E. Werner1,2

1Erich-Schmid-lnstitut für Festkörperphysik der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, 8700, Austria
2Institut für Metallphysik der Montanuniversität Leoben, 8700, Austria

Received 20 January 1988

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In texture analysis measured orientations are frequently represented in the Euler space. To detect special orientations (hkl) [uvw] use can be made of plane sections (Euler angle φ2 = const) through the Euler space. Orientation relationships appear as points in these “maps.” For texture analysis the points are plotted in maps for cubic crystals in an orthorhombic specimen. In this paper similar maps are proposed to detect special orientation relationships between neighbouring grains in a polycrystal. These maps, based on the symmetry of the Euler space resulting from the cubic symmetry of both crystal neighbours, are discussed and their handling is demonstrated using measured orientation relationships in single and dual-phase brasses.