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Textures and Microstructures
Volume 22 (1993), Issue 1, Pages 1-15

Textures in Multiphase Materials: A Review

Laboratorie de Métallurgie des Matériaux Polycristallins (LM2P), Université de Metz, Metz 57045, France

Accepted 14 May 1993

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The purpose of this paper is to survey the investigation of textures in multiphase materials. As there is an increasing interest in multiphase materials in such fields as metals, ceramics, polymers and geological materials, efforts were made to overcome the experimental difficulties of texture measurement specific to these materials. Up to now the determination of texture was mostly restricted to two phase materials. Further investigation is necessary to obtain a systematic knowledge about the influence and relationship of the phases involved and to design materials with controlled properties.