The LaboTex software is the Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7 (32 & 64 bits OS) tool for complex and detailed analysis of crystallographic textures. The program performs in user friendly form the different calculations and graphic analysis of Orientation Distribution Function (ODF), Pole Figures (PFs) and Inverse Pole Figures (IPFs).
LaboTex can be used to handle: crystallographic textures of materials such as metals and alloys, ceramics and composites, semiconductors and superconductors, polymers and rocks.
The orientation distribution functions determined using the LaboTex program are ghost corrected. In comparison with the method of the ODF reproduction based on Fourier series the results obtained by means of the LaboTex program are also free from truncation errors of the series which is of great importance when very sharp textures are analysed. The LaboTex program calculates the ODF using both types of experimental data:
LaboTex 3 has several incredible features which enable the possibility of better texture analysis
The program includes on-screen graphic presentation of calculated ODFs, PFs and IPFs in the form of contour levels shown in 2D and 3D spaces. 3D objects plotted on the screen are optionaly increased, decreased, shifted, rotated and animated. Up to 100 PFs or IPFs can be presented in one window. In Compare Mode the same kind (PFs vs PFs, or IPFs vs IPFs, or ODFs vs ODFs), or a different kind (PFs vs ODFs, PFs vs IPFs, IPFs vs ODFs) of objects can be shown in two separated windows.
Identification of the orientation using cursors, giving their parameters in Euler angles and Miller indices can be done in a single window or in two windows of Compare Mode. The values of PFs and ODFs are shown in the points chosen by the cursor. Orientations are optionaly collected by the user in the orientation data base. Program includes on-line quantiative analysis of volume fraction of texture components (orientations).
It comprises the correction of pole figures on account of their defocussing and background, as well as preliminary normalization and the possibility of different kinds of symmetrization.