Reconstruction of Stress and Composition Profiles from X-ray Diffraction Experiments - How to Avoid Ghost Stresses?

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    On evaluating lattice strain-depth or stress-depth profiles with X-ray diffraction, the variation of the information depth while combining various tilt angles,psi, in combination with lattice spacing gradients leads to artefacts,so-called ghost or fictitious stresses. X-ray diffraction lattice-strain analysis was simulated for a model stress-depth profile combined with a composition-depth profile. Two principally different methods were investigated for the reconstruction of the actual stress and composition profiles from the simulated data: - considering the stress/strain determined at a specific depth as a weighted average over the actual stress/strain depth profile - considering the lattice spacing determined at a specific depth for a specific value for psi, as a weighted average over the actual lattice spacing profile for this psi-direction. On the basis of the results it is possible to propose a preferred method for the evaluation of stress/strain and composition profiles, while minimising the risk for ghost stresses.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalMaterials Science Forum
    Pages (from-to)91-94
    Publication statusPublished - 2004

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