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Textures and Microstructures
Volume 23, Issue 4, Pages 249-256

Simulating Epitaxial Textures

1LM2P/ISGMP, Université de Metz, Ile du Saulcy, Metz-Cedex 57045, France
2SOLLAC/LEDEPP, Allée des Tilleuls, Florange 57, France

Received 17 March 1995

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The way of calculating the texture of a polycrystalline deposit over a polycrystalline substrate is considered in this paper. The proposed procedure consists in taking into account the epitaxial relationships and in defining some kind of selection rules according to the assumed crystallographic surface state of the substrate. To illustrate the interest of such a procedure, textures are calculated under various conditions and compared with ‘experimental’ textures for electrodeposited zinc deposits over steel sheets.