Contrast Factors and Character of Dislocations in Cubic and Hexagonal Crystals

Iuliana C. Dragomir, András Borbély, Tamás Ungár

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Anisotropic strain broadening of diffraction peaks can be parameterised by dislocation contrast factors. A comprehensive software has been developed and made available through the internet to determine the individual and averaged contrast factors which are also compiled for cubic and hexagonal crystals. Using the theoretical and the measured values of contrast factor the microstructure of the specimen can be characterised in terms of active slip systems, Burgers vector populations, dislocation densities and crystallite size- and size distribution.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95-98
Number of pages4
JournalMaterials Science Forum
Publication statusPublished - Feb 17 2004
EventEPDIC 8 Proceedings of the Eighth European Powder Diffraction Conference - Uppsala, Sweden
Duration: May 23 2002May 26 2002



  • Burgers Vector Populations
  • Contrast Factors
  • Dislocation Character
  • Line Profile Analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

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