Strain-induced symmetry breakdown in HOLZ lines from L12 titanium tri-aluminides

C. J. Rossouw, K. Tsuda, C. T. Forwood, M. A. Gibson, M. Tanaka

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Energy filtered CBED patterns of the Cr-stabilized L12 phase of a titanum tri-aluminide alloy reveal deficit higher order Laue zone (HOLZ) lines in the zeroth order diffraction disk, for which the expected 4-mm symmetry is significantly broken in the <001> projection. This apparent break of symmetry may be explained by the presence of lattice strains of order 10-3. Effects of strain-induced lattice distortions on HOLZ line symmetries are calculated by an introduction of rhombohedral, tetragonal or monoclinic distortions to the cubic unit cell. It is shown how tensile and shear components of strain affect the overall HOLZ line symmetries in different ways.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)589-598
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Electron Microscopy
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2000


  • HOLZ symmetry
  • Lattice strain
  • Titanium tri-aluminides

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Instrumentation


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