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Textures and Microstructures
Volume 26 (1996)–27

Texture Effect in X-Ray Analysis of Retained Austenite in Steels

Department of Information Technology, Lappeenranta University of Technology, PO Box 20, Lappeenranta SF-53851, Finland

Received 24 October 1995; Accepted 24 January 1996

Copyright © 1996 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


A method is described that can be used for determining the retained austenite concentration in steel samples that have texture. The method is based on symmetrized harmonics expansion for the representation of the orientation distribution of the crystallites in the sample and it presumes the use of specimen spinner on the data collection.

For demonstrating the application of this method integrated intensities of seven reflections from three steel samples with different degree of texture is measured using CuKα radiation and the retained austenite concentration is determined.