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Textures and Microstructures
Volume 10 (1989), Issue 2, Pages 101-116

An Improvement of Vector Method by Allocation of Intensities Based on the Crystallographic Symmetry

R&D Laboratories III, Nippon Steel Corporation, Edamitu, Yawata-Higashiku, Kitakyusyu 805, Japan

Received 20 June 1988; Accepted 6 August 1988

Copyright © 1989 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


An investigation has been carried out utilizing model and experimental pole figures made by X-ray technique in order to examine the use of the vector method as a means of the texture analysis. The main findings are as follows:

From crystal symmetry considerations positions and magnitudes of peaks along the ζ angle can be predicted. There are discrepancies in these intensity peaks and in some cases the peaks are missing altogether.

This problem was solved by the allocation of intensities such that equal intensities are obtained at the crystallographic symmetry positions.

Even a slightly mismatched combination of the reflection and transmission pole figures caused an increase in residual vector (R) resulting in the failure of the analysis for the minor textural component.