Novel non destructive sample analysis techniques using neutron scattering

Scott R. Olsen, Elliot P. Gilbert, Norman Booth, Stewart A. Pullen, Paolo Imperia, Vanessa K. Peterson, Ulf Garbe, Klaus Dieter-Liss, Vladimir Luzin, Anna M. Paradowska, Andrew J. Studer

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Abstract

In late 2006 the new 20MW Open Pool Australian Light Water Reactor (OPAL) went critical for the first time. Since 2007 thousands of scientists and engineers have used the neutron beam instruments to perform a wide range of non-destructive studies of samples covering physics, chemistry, biology, engineering and materials science. Neutrons provide a wealth of information about the state of materials including structure, residual stress, magnetic properties and dynamic properties. As neutrons scatter from nuclei and not electrons, they are highly penetrating, capable of travelling tens of millimetres into most metals. Neutrons behave, to some extent, like tiny bar magnets and can therefore be used to investigate the magnetic properties of materials such as superconductors and computer memories. Recent engineering studies - often undertaken in situ at industrially relevant conditions - include railway sleepers, turbine blades, polymer processing, lithium battery testing, and titanium alloys.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication8th Australasian Congress on Applied Mechanics, ACAM 2014, as Part of Engineers Australia Convention 2014
EditorsRaj Das, Sabu John
PublisherEngineers Australia
Pages723-730
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781922107350
StatePublished - 1 Nov 2014
Externally publishedYes
Event8th Australasian Congress on Applied Mechanics, ACAM 2014, as Part of Engineers Australia Convention 2014 - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 25 Nov 201426 Nov 2014

Publication series

Name8th Australasian Congress on Applied Mechanics, ACAM 2014, as Part of Engineers Australia Convention 2014

Conference

Conference8th Australasian Congress on Applied Mechanics, ACAM 2014, as Part of Engineers Australia Convention 2014
CountryAustralia
CityMelbourne
Period25/11/1426/11/14

Keywords

  • Additive manufacturing
  • ANSTO
  • Extreme environments
  • Gas pipelines
  • Lithium batteries
  • Neutron scattering
  • Non-destructive
  • Residual stress
  • Titanium alloys

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