, Volume 16, Issue 6, pp 1187–1200 | Cite as

Computation of stacking and twin faults in varieties of cotton fibers using whole powder pattern fitting technique

  • S. Divakara
  • A. R. Niranjana
  • R. SomashekarEmail author


The extent of stacking and twin faults has been estimated in different varieties of cotton fibers grown in the Karnataka State of India using wide-angle X-ray scattering (WAXS) data. Further, the microstructural parameters such as crystal size 〈N〉 and lattice strain (g in %) have been determined by a whole powder pattern fitting technique developed by us. In all these cases we note that the stacking and twin faults are quite significant in determining the properties of cotton fibers and their microstructural parameters.


Stacking and twin faults Cotton fibers Microstructural parameters WAXS 



We thank the anonymous referee for various suggestions that improved the presentation of this paper.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Studies in PhysicsUniversity of MysoreManasagangotri, MysoreIndia
  2. 2.Physics DepartmentGovernment First Grade CollegeThirthahalliIndia

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