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Textures and Microstructures
Volume 13, Issue 1, Pages 55-58

Texture Investigations at Low Temperatures by Neutron Diffraction Shown on the Example of TbAg

Mineralogical Institute, University Bonn, Poppelsdorfer Schloß, Bonn 1 D-5300, Germany

Received 11 November 1989; Accepted 12 May 1990

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The first low temperature texture investigation by neutron diffraction is presented. Pole figures are collected on a special full circle Eulerian cradle mounted completely inside a helium cryostat. Nuclear and magnetic pole figures of antiferromagnetic TbAg are measured at 300 and at 77 K respectively. The bulk specimen revealed only a weak texture. Magnetic satellite reflections presumed for special sample orientations were not observed.