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Textures and Microstructures
Volume 31, Issue 1-2, Pages 21-41

Investigation of Inhomogeneous Surface Textures With Constant Information Depth: Part 1: Fundamentals

1lnstitute of Metallurgy and Materials Science, Polish Academy of Sciences, Reymonta 25, Kraköw P1-30-059, Poland
2Department of Physical Metallurgy, Technical University of Clausthal, Grosser Bruch 23, Clausthal-Zellerfeld D-38678, Germany

Received 13 May 1998

Copyright © 1998 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 which allows to measure pole figures under the condition of constant information depth. This is achieved by using ω- and χ-tilt simultaneously. In order to obtain satisfactory integrated intensities the use of a position sensitive detector is nearly indispensable. The functional relationship between ω and χ for constant information depth and the transformation of Euler angles {ϕ1,φ,ϕ2} to pole figure angles {α β} are given as well as the necessary intensity correction. The use of ω-tilt leads to blind areas in the centre of pole figures which can, however, be compensated by increasing the number of pole figures and using appropriate ODF programs.

The method was tested with composite samples obtained by stacking aluminium foils with known textures but with exchanging rolling and transverse direction of the uppermost foil. The results will be shown in the second part of the paper.