Table of Contents
Textures and Microstructures
Volume 33, Issue 1-4, Pages 13-33

Advances and Applications of Neutron Texture Analysis

Department of Physical Metallurgy, Technical University Clausthal and GKSS Research Center, Max-Planck-Str. Geb.03, Geesthacht D-21502, Germany

Copyright © 1999 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.


Due to the high penetration depth of thermal neutrons for most materials, neutron diffraction is an efficient tool for bulk texture analysis. The main applications are investigations of coarse-grained materials, non-destructive pole figure measurements of identical samples at different states, detection of weak textures, measurement of unprepared samples and texture investigations of multi-phase systems. It should be pointed out that neutron texture analysis is suitable for basic research as well as for applications.