Novel non destructive sample analysis techniques using neutron scattering

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Engineers Australia
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 millimeters into most metals. Neutrons behave, for to some extent, like tiny bar magnets and therefore can be used to investigate the magnetic properties of materials such as superconductors and computor 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. © 2021 Informit
ANSTO, Radioisotope batteries, Neutron spectroscopy, Nondestructive testing, Residual stresses, Titanium alloys, Pipelines, OPAL Reactor
Olsen, S. R., Gilbert, E. P., Booth, N., Pullen, S. A., Imperia, P., Peterson, V. K., Garbe, U., Luzin, V., Paradowska, A. M., Studer, A. J., & Liss, K.-D. (2014). Novel non destructive sample analysis techniques using neutron scattering. Australasian Congress on Applied Mechanics (ACAM 8 : 2014 : Melbourne, Vic.). In 8th Australasian Congress on Applied Mechanics: ACAM 8, 723–730. Retrieved from