Quantitative X-Ray Analysis of Deformation Microtexture within Individual Grains
The method is described which enables to determine the microtexture that is the orientation distribution within individual grains of a polycrystal. The microtexture is evaluated on the base of X-ray pole distributions measured for separate reflections, referred to as microscopic pole figures (MPF). The procedure for treatment of experimental MPF and the following computation of orientation distribution function is described in detail. Precision of the microtexture evaluation and possible ways of its improvement are discussed. As an example of the method application, orientation distribution within a single grain of aluminum polycrystal deformed by uniaxial compression up to 50% has been examined.
Paul Van Houtte and Leo Kestens
N.Y. Ermakova et al., "Quantitative X-Ray Analysis of Deformation Microtexture within Individual Grains", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 495-497, pp. 983-988, 2005