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Textures and Microstructures
Volume 33, Issue 1-4, Pages 139-149

Texture Analysis of Quartzite by Whole Pattern Deconvolution

1Department of Geology and Geophysics, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
2GKSS, Geesthacht D-21502, Germany
3Dipartimento di Ingegneria dei Materiali, Universita' di Trento, Mesiano, TN 38050, Italy
4Frank Laboratory of Neutron Physics, JINR, Dubna, Russia

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The recently developed RITA concept combines algorithms of the Rietveld structure analysis with those from modern texture analysis in order to get texture information from d-spacing diffraction spectra. It is demonstrated for a low symmetry material (quartz) and a minimum pole sphere covering by the measured spectra. The quality of the results underlines the efficiency of this new approach especially for time-of-flight neutron diffraction studies where access to the beam is limited. New interesting aspects for crystal structure refinement are discussed.