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Textures and Microstructures
Volume 25 (1996), Issue 2-4, Pages 121-128

On the Errors of the Experimental Pole Figures

Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Laboratory of Neutron Physics, Dubna, Moscow region 141980, Russia

Received 20 June 1995

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The present work is devoted to the extraction of pole figures from time-of-flight neutron spectra with different methods. Two aspects are mainly considered. The first one is to give a quantitative estimate of the errors in the extracted pole figures and to relate the errors of spectra to the errors of the pole figures. The second aspect is to elaborate criteria to determine the minimal exposure time, which is necessary to accumulate a spectrum with an acceptable error level.