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Textures and Microstructures
Volume 34, Issue 4, Pages 233-241

r-Dependence in Two-Point Orientation Coherence Functions

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Received 12 August 1999; Accepted 8 April 2000

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Functions are derived, which are orthonormal on the range r=0, 1, with weight function corresponding to the distribution of r in a typical experimental procedure for measurement of the two-point orientation–coherence (or orientation–correlation) function. These are obtained by making an appropriate change of variable in spherical Bessel functions, orthonormal on the range r=0, 1, with unit weight function. The effects of weight function and change of variable on the functions are considered.