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Textures and Microstructures
Volume 33, Issue 1-4, Pages 35-43

Orientation Distributions of Low Symmetry Polyphase Materials Using Neutron Diffraction Data: Application to a Rock Composed of Quartz, Biotite and Feldspar

1Lab. Physique de l'Etat Condensé, Univ. du Maine-Le Mans, Le Mans BP535 F-72085, France
2Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
3Lab. de Cristallographie-CNRS/UJF, Grenoble Cedex 9 BP166 38042, France

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The crystallographic texture of the three main constituting phases of a granodioritic rock have been determined quantitatively, using neutron diffraction with a position sensitive detector. Intensities deconvoluted from the full profiles were used in the orientation distribution refinements using the WlMV algorithm. Satisfactory results were obtained for the three phases.