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Textures and Microstructures
Volume 14 (1991)–18

The Relation Between Texture and Microstructure in Rolled FCC Materials

Materials Department, Risø National Laboratory, Roskilde DK-4000, Denmark

Copyright © 1991 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.


The relations between texture and microstrueture in rolled fcc metals and alloys are described. In materials with low stacking fault energy texture and microstructure together provide a consistent empirical description of the deformation process. In materials with intermediate and high stacking fault energy things are more complicated. There are a number of textural and microstructural features which are not understood and which probably require a combination of texture and microstructure to be understood. A substantial effort is needed in order to establish this connection.