Tungsten fiber-reinforced tungsten composites are considered as plasma-facing material in future fusion reactors. Such composites are obtained by chemical vapor deposition of tungsten on potassium-doped, drawn tungsten wires. In model composites containing single fibers, particular texture types develop due to the cylindrical geometry of the deposition process. The vapor-deposited tungsten layers form a cyclic <100> ring fiber texture with one of the directions pointing radially along the growth direction. The procedure for revealing this non-standard texture type from orientation data obtained by electron backscatter diffraction is presented. Identification of cyclic textures requires carefully chosen acquisition regions as well as a suitable coordinate system for their analysis. It is demonstrated that quite erroneous conclusions about the texture of the layer would be drawn if this is not accounted for properly.
|Journal||I O P Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 2021|
|Event||19th International Conference on Textures of Materials (ICOTOM 19) - Virtual conference|
Duration: 1 Mar 2021 → 4 Mar 2021
|Conference||19th International Conference on Textures of Materials (ICOTOM 19)|
|Period||01/03/2021 → 04/03/2021|