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Textures and Microstructures
Volume 10 (1989), Issue 4, Pages 361-373

Fast Texture Measurements Using a Position Sensitive Detector

Metallurgy Department, Risø National Laboratory, Roskilde, Denmark

Received 15 February 1989

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A technique for fast texture determination by neutron diffraction is described. With the technique a complete texture analysis requires from 15 to 45 minutes measuring time and the kinetics of the development in single texture components can be studied with a time resolution of the order of seconds. It is shown how these two measuring principles can be used for in-situ kinetic investigations of recrystallization. Independent of speed, texture measurement by neutron diffraction has an advantage in improved statistics which is examplified by a series of measurements on the early stage of texture development in copper and brass.