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Textures and Microstructures
Volume 24, Issue 1-3, Pages 13-22

Some Features of Texture Formation Under Zone Melting of Bi2Sr2Ca1Cu2Oy Ceramics

1Moscow Engineering Physics Institute, Kashirskoe sh. 31, Moscow 115409, Russia
2Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys, Leninskiy pr., Moscow 117936, Russia

Received 5 November 1993; Accepted 18 March 1994

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The crystallographic texture of a zone melted Bi2Sr2Ca1Cu2Oy high temperature superconductor was studied by X-ray diffraction technique. Semi-quatitative methods were suggested for texture estimation in this material. Some texture parameters were revealed to describe the texture state of the samples and to define their superconducting transport properties. A mechanism of the texture formation under zone melting treatment of the samples and some features of the texture were discussed.