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The Development of Rolling Texture in α-Brass Determined by Neutron Diffraction

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The three-dimensional orientation distribution was calculated from neutron diffraction pole figures for a copper 27.2% zinc alloy cold rolled to different degrees of deformation. The results agree qualitatively with those of other authors. There are however differences in the quantitative respect which influence the conclusions to be drawn. For rolling degrees lower than about 70% the texture exhibits an orientation tube similar to that of the copper type, but with a significantly different distribution along the tube axis. For rolling degrees larger than 70% the texture can be described by the orientation {110}〈112〉. The deformation is assumed to occur according to the Wassermann model and the Hu model respectively in these two ranges.

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