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Textures and Microstructures
Volume 24 (1995), Issue 1-3, Pages 105-119

Texture Development and Anisotropic Photoelastic Properties in Rolled Silver Chloride

Institut für Maschinenwesen (Institute of Mechanical Engineering), Technische Universität Clausthal, Robert-Koch-Straβe 32, Clausthal-Zellerfeld D-38678, Germany

Received 5 October 1994; Accepted 10 November 1994

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Experimental and theoretical studies have been carried out in order to relate elastic anisotropy to optical anisotropy by means of photoelasticity. The fundamentals of anisotropic photoelasticity have been described. Specimens of monocrystalline and polycrystalline silver chloride have been submitted to tensile stress and relative retardation and extinction angles observed in polarized monochromatic light to show conformity to the theories which quantitatively relate the state of stress and optical phenomena. Textures of cold-rolled as well as of recrystallized silver chloride specimens were determined with an X-ray goniometer. Texture determining parameters such as degree of rolling and recrystallisation time and temperature have been varied. Textures found in silver chloride after various processing have been characterized.