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Textures and Microstructures
Volume 11, Issue 1, Pages 1-22

ODF-Analysis of Multipeak Textures

Department of Physical Metallurgy, TU Clausthal, Germany

Received 19 January 1989

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Multipeak textures are defined by an orientation distribution function consisting of a large number (e.g. 100) of narrow peaks (e.g. 1°) at the orientations gi. Between these peaks the orientation density drops to zero. The peak orientations gi can be calculated from corresponding peak positions in one or several pole figures. Whether this procedure is unique or not depends on the number of peaks and the experimental uncertainty of the peak positions. The number of possible “ghost” positions may thus be estimated. A search procedure is described by which the orientations gi can be found from peak positions in three pole figures. The procedure was tested with several sets of randomly distributed orientations gi.