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Crystallographic Texture in Ceramics and Metals

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Author(s)

Mark D. Vaudin

Abstract

Preferred crystallographic orientation, or texture, occurs almost universally, both in natural and man-made systems. Many components and devices in electronic and magnetic systems are fabricated from materials that have crystallographic texture. The applications in which the texture of the material plays a key role in determining properties and performance are broad:complex oxides in random access memory devices, ZnO thin film resonators for cell phone applications, metallic alloys in magnetic recording media, and Al and Cu interconnects in integrated circuits are but a few examples. Accurate measurement of texture is not simple and a variety of tools and approaches are being actively employed in texture studies.
Citation
Journal of Research (NIST JRES) -
Volume
106 No. 6

Keywords

bulk and thin film samples, ceramics, crystallographic texture, metals, powder x-ray diffractometer

Citation

Vaudin, M. (2001), Crystallographic Texture in Ceramics and Metals, Journal of Research (NIST JRES), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD (Accessed April 13, 2024)
Created December 1, 2001, Updated February 19, 2017