Full range of texture calculations

Texture calculates the ODF using the WIMV method. Pole figure measurements obtained from polycrystalline materials with a cubic, hexagonal, trigonal, orthorhombic, tetragonal or monoclinic crystal symmetry can be used as input. The sample symmetry used in the calculations in the pole figure measurements is either orthorhombic or triclinic. Prior to the ODF calculations the pole figures can be corrected for background intensity and for defocusing aberrations. Pole figures as well as inverse pole figures can be reconstructed from the ODF results.

Graphical representation

Special graphical windows, Views, are used to observe and to analyze texture-related data: pole figures, correction curves and ODFs. 

Pole figures can be shown in four different graphical styles: 1D, 2D in Wulff or Schmidt projection, 2.5D (cylindrical) and 3D (spherical) views.

ODFs can be displayed in 2D or in 3D (iso-surface) styles, with axes according to Bunge or Roe notations.

Correction curves for background and defocusing are displayed in 1D as a function of the tilt angle. 

Data handling

Texture supports Malvern Panalytical’s XRDML data format. Calculated data can be exported to rw1 and cor formats as well as copied for transfer via the clipboard to other software packages such as Microsoft Excel.


Current version

Version 1.3

Measurement systems

The following systems can be used for collecting and storing texture data:

  • Empyrean with Data Collector 4.0 and higher
  • X’Pert PRO with X’Pert Data Collector 1.3 or 2.0 and higher

Recommended configuration

Operating system: Windows 7 Professional (64-bit) operating system
Processor: 2 GHz or faster 32-bit (x86), or 64-bit (x64)
Internal memory: 1 Gbyte (2-4 Gbytes for simultaneous analysis of many scans as in screening experiments)
Free hard disk space: 10 Gbytes (or more)
Monitor: Super VGA monitor (17 inch or more) with a desktop area of 1024*768 pixel or more

The minimum configurations for the supported operating systems are:

  • Windows XP Professional edition (32-bit) 
  • Windows 7 Professional (64 bit) operating system