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Textures and Microstructures
Volume 34 (2000), Issue 4, Pages 255-262

Statistical Analysis of Misorientation Distributions From Growth Selection Experiments in Iron–3% Si

1Theoretical Physics, Royal Institute of Technology, KTH, Sweden
2Swedish Institute for Metals Research, Sweden

Received 27 May 2000

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The frequency of occurrence of differently misoriented grain boundaries in growth selection experiments in silicon–iron was reported by Ibe and Lücke and has been the basis of many texture models. However, this pattern of behaviour bears much similarity to misorientation frequencies calculated from random textures. A comparison of the experimental and computed frequency distribution shows that there are statistically significant differences and therefore that some possibilities for growth selection do exist