Accession Number : AD0282844

Title :   X-RAY DIFFRACTION INVESTIGATIONS ON IRON WHISKERS

Corporate Author : DAYTON UNIV OHIO RESEARCH INST

Personal Author(s) : RAMBAUSKE,WERNER R. ; GRUENZEL,RONALD R.

Report Date : JUN 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Iron whiskers have been investigated by x-ray diffrac ion. The Laue method is employed to determine the orientation of the lattice planes. For a series of hexagonal type whiskers it was found that the lateral face, which according to earlier reports belongs to a (110) plane orientation, belongs to a (211) plane orientation. In another series of whiskers which were grown in one boat condition, a twist of the lattice indices of direction over the whisker length was found. This twist is not visible optically. Necessary exposure times and degree of information obtainable from Laue-diffraction are determined. Higher resolution over the whisker length is necessary to find variations in the parameters, which determine the microstructure of the whiskers. To achieve this resolution, experimental ways are proposed and in progress. Digital computation for analysis of data is reported. uthor

Descriptors :   *IRON, *SINGLE CRYSTALS, METAL CRYSTALS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE