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Textures and Microstructures
Volume 10, Issue 3, Pages 217-226

Determination of the ODF of Hexagonal Symmetry Materials According to the Maximum Entropy Method

Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Northeast University of Technology, Sheyang, Liaoning, China

Received 1 August 1988; Accepted 5 October 1988

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The maximum entropy method (MEM) was applied to the determination of orientation distribution functions (ODF) of hexagonal materials. It shows that the ODF determination may be treated as a standard problem of the MEM. Two examples, which confirm the preferable applicability of this method and the reliability of its results, are presented.