Earth and Planetary Science
EPS Near-Surface Geochemistry and Geobiology

Texture Lab

This laboratory is dedicated to the study of preferred orientation (texture) and anisotropy of polycrystalline materials. Various aspects are measurements, data analysis and interpretation. Applications include rocks, metals, polycrystalline films, ceramics, superconductors, biological specimens (bones, shells). The facilites are available to outside users on a recharge basis. Equipment includes X-ray pole figure diffractometer, EBSD SEM and sample preparation such as ion-beam thinner. The Texture Laboratory maintains software for quantitative texture analysis (BEARTEX) and provides introductions for texture analysis based on the Rietveld method from neutron diffraction data as well as synchrotron diffraction images.

Contact Name: 
Rudy Wenk
510-642-7431