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Textures and Microstructures
Volume 20 (1993), Issue 1-4, Pages 231-242

Application of Microtexture Measurements in the SEM to Grain Boundary Parameters

Dept. of Materials Engineering, University College of Swansea, Swansea SA2 8PP, UK

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This paper discusses how microtexture data, i.e. individual orientations which are measured on a grain and environmentally specific basis, are applied to grain boundary geometrical parameters. Three main areas are addressed: the “interface-plane” scheme for specifying the five degress of freedom of a boundary, comparisons of experimental techniques for data collection, and representation of grain boundary misorientations in Rodrigues-Frank space. Particular attention is paid to electron back-scatter diffraction as a method of probing grain boundary misorientation and the crystallographic orientation of the grain boundary plane.