Texture analysis of melt-textured YBCO superconductors

A. Koblischka-Veneva, M. R. Koblischka, P. Simon, K. Ogasawara, M. Murakami

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We compare the results of an X-ray based pole figure texture analysis with the local texture analysis by means of electron-backscatter diffraction (EBSD) analysis. As samples, we employ two different melt-textured YBCO samples; one fully processed and one without oxygen treatment. To enable the direct comparison of the two techniques, we employ the [103] pole figures. We find a clear coincidence between the results obtained by the two measurement techniques on our samples, however, the EBSD results are much more detailed, yielding the local grain orientation distribution and quantitative results of the grain or subgrain misorientation angles. Therefore, the EBSD measurements give information not accessible to the X-ray pole figure analysis. The surface preparation procedure is essential to enable the automated EBSD mapping as high image quality Kikuchi patterns are required. The polishing procedures are discussed in detail.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)601-606
Number of pages6
JournalPhysica C: Superconductivity and its applications
Issue numberPART 1
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Oct
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 15th International Symposium on Superconduc - Yokohama, Japan
Duration: 2002 Nov 112002 Nov 13


  • Automated mapping
  • Bulk high-T superconductors
  • Ceramics
  • EBSD
  • Electron-backscatter diffraction
  • SEM

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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