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Lothar Schmidt, Martin Ullrich, Werner F. Kuhs, "Neutron Texture Analysis of Melt-Textured YBCO Bulk Samples", Texture, Stress, and Microstructure, vol. 33, Article ID 872082, 18 pages, 1999. https://doi.org/10.1155/TSM.33.75
Neutron Texture Analysis of Melt-Textured YBCO Bulk Samples
Neutron texture measurements on YBCO bulk samples show a very sharp texture of the superconducting phase with half-widths of less than 5°. Even with a rather coarse measurement grid of only 722 points per complete pole figure, satisfactory results for the recalculated (002) pole figures could be obtained. However, for a reliable calculation of a complete ODF, finer grids will have to be used. Due to the importance of a good alignment of the c-axes in the material, a quantitative analysis of the (002) pole figures, including an error estimation due to measurement grid and counting statistics, was made. An outline for the determination of a reliable background estimate is given.
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