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Textures and Microstructures
Volume 12, Issue 4, Pages 243-247

Energy Dispersive Diffractometry for Quantitative Texture Studies

Department of Metallurgical Engineering, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

Received 10 December 1988; Accepted 10 January 1989

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Energy dispersive diffractometry is becoming a useful tool for texture measurements. In this work we demonstrated that the intensity measured at points in four inverse pole figures for cold-rolled steel can be used to calculate the orientation distribution function (ODF) with an accuracy sufficient for the determination of about 12 series expansion coefficients. A pole figure generated from such a selective experiment agrees with the pole figure measured by neutron diffraction.