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Textures and Microstructures
Volume 21 (1993), Issue 4, Pages 195-206

Comparison of Results of Texture Measurements Obtained by X-Ray and by Neutron Diffraction

1Institut für Metallkunde und Metallphysik, RWTH Aachen, Kopernikusstr. 14, Aachen W-5100, Germany
2Escuela Superior de Fisica y Matematicas, I.P.N. Apdo. Postal 75-544, México, D.F. 07300, Mexico
3Mineralogisches Institut der Universität Bonn, Poppelsdorfer Schloß, Bonn W-5300, Germany

Accepted 4 April 1992

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Texture measurements were carried out on 95% cold rolled and also on recrystallized high purity copper sheets by means of X-ray and neutron diffraction. The purpose of this study was to compare the results obtained by the two different measuring techniques and also to test the accuracy of the corrections normally used for deriving pole figures from X-ray data. In sheets containing texture inhomogeneities, X-ray pole figures were measured at different distances from the surface and two methods of producing averaged pole figures comparable to neutron measurements were applied. From the X-ray and from the neutron determined pole figures orientation distribution functions (ODF's) were calculated. The resulting differences which are less than 10% are discussed.