Electron backscatter diffraction study of Nb3Sn superconducting multifilamentary wire

M. J.R. Sandim, H. R.Z. Sandim, S. Zaefferer, D. Raabe, S. Awaji, K. Watanabe

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High-resolution electron backscatter diffraction was used to characterize a Nb3Sn-based superconducting multifilamentary wire produced by the bronze method. The niobium core has a clear <1 1 0> fiber texture in the wire axis direction. The Nb3Sn crystals also show a slight preference for the <1 1 0> direction parallel to the wire axis. The misorientation angle distribution of the Nb3Sn crystals are similar to the Mackenzie distribution for a randomly oriented set of crystals with cubic crystal symmetry.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)59-62
Number of pages4
JournalScripta Materialia
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jan


  • EBSD
  • Mesotexture
  • NbSn
  • Texture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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