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Accuracy and Reproducibility of X-ray Texture Measurements on Thin Films
  Rocking curve texture measurements were made on thin films of zinc oxide (ZnO) and platinum (Pt) using a powder x-ray diffractometer, and, in the case of ZnO, an area detector. The intensity corrections for defocussing and other geometric factors were made using a technique and associated software (Texture Plus*) developed at NIST. In both thin film systems, the texture was axisymmetric (fiber) and sharp, with full width at half maximum values of about 2.5°. Care was taken in the Pt case to ensure that the linear range of the x-ray detector was used to measure the intensities; for the ZnO data the degree of detector non-linearity was determined, and corrections were applied where necessary. The suitability of the Pt films for thin film texture standards was studied.  
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    Accuracy and Reproducibility of X-ray Texture Measurements on Thin Films, M. Vaudin, G. Fox, G. Kowach, Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings, 2002, 721, 17.