Texture Inheritance in a Zn Protective Layer
Crystallographic texture is one of frequently investigated properties of near-surface regions. From the application point of view, the inheritance effect of the crystallographic orientation of a substrate is important for layered structures. The investigation of the texture of layered structures or gradient materials by means of X-ray diffraction back-reflection pole figure measurements requires a control of the information depth. Such measurements at a controlled information depth can be achieved by means of non-symmetrical diffraction geometry, employing a constant value of falling angle of the incident beam. Thus, the texture of near-surface layers with a defined thickness can be examined, as in tomographic techniques. In this work, the method of texture analysis based on a controlled information depth was applied to the investigation of the texture inheritance of a Zn protective layer on deep drawing steel. Moreover, the crystallographic relations between the texture of substrate and deposited layer, termed as texture inheritance, were considered.
Yvonne Andersson, Eric J. Mittemeijer and Udo Welzel
J. T. Bonarski, "Texture Inheritance in a Zn Protective Layer", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 443-444, pp. 189-192, 2004