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
NIST Pub Series: Journal of Research (NIST JRES)
Pub Type: NIST Pubs
bulk and thin film samples, ceramics, crystallographic texture, metals, powder x-ray diffractometer