Capturing the texture changes in a zirconium alloy during the allotropic phase transformation

J. Romero, M. Preuss, J. Quinta da Fonseca

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High-energy synchrotron X-ray diffraction was used to measure in situ the texture of a cold-rolled zirconium alloy during α to β phase transformation. Miniature samples were heat treated by resistive heating, during which diffraction patterns were captured continuously using a two-dimensional X-ray detector. High-quality quantitative texture information was obtained from single diffraction images. Experimental data of the high-temperature β texture is presented, as well as evidence of recrystallization and β grain growth.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)399-402
Number of pages4
JournalScripta Materialia
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Phase transformations
  • Synchrotron radiation
  • Texture
  • Zirconium alloys

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