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Title: EXTREME TEMPERATURE SAMPLE ENVIRONMENT FOR MATERIALS RESEARCH USING NEUTRON SCATTERING

Abstract

Extreme temperatures and non-equilibrium materials are both central to Department of Energy’s (DOE) mission of addressing grand challenges in emerging energy and advanced materials technologies. The goal of this project is to develop and perfect a system for studying materials in extreme and non-equilibrium conditions using neutron scattering. Neutron scattering has many advantages in the study of materials structure including the ability to use isotopic substitution to determine partial structure factors. When used at a pulsed neutron source, the potential for event-based detection can enable a stroboscopic technique to interrogate very short lived metastable states in supercooled liquids. The work performed in this Phase I project included: (i) literature reviews and discussions with beamline scientists to establish key requirements for the instrument, (ii) laboratory-based research at Materials Development, Inc. (MDI) to test design concepts, modify control software and model designs, (iii) feasibility experiments and measurements on a prototype sample at the Spallation Neutron Source, and (iv) analysis of the results and design of the proposed Phase II instrument. The results of the work show that the proposed approach is viable and provides a strong basis for the Phase II instrument design and Phase III commercialization. MDI participated in the DOEmore » Commercialization Assistance Program with the Larta Institute (Larta) to accelerate commercial sales of the instruments. The market research identified a served available market of ~$13M including sales to beamlines, university research laboratories, and industrial glass and materials businesses. Over the ca. 10 year product life cycle, MDI expects to sell instruments with a cumulative net present value profit of approximately $5M.« less

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Materials Development, Inc.
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Contributing Org.:
Materials Development, Inc., Oak Ridge National Labortory, Argonne National Laboratory
OSTI Identifier:
1492010
Report Number(s):
MDI-18601
DOE Contract Number:  
SC0018601
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; Neutron, Extreme conditions, Materials, Structure

Citation Formats

Weber, Richard. EXTREME TEMPERATURE SAMPLE ENVIRONMENT FOR MATERIALS RESEARCH USING NEUTRON SCATTERING. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.2172/1492010.
Weber, Richard. EXTREME TEMPERATURE SAMPLE ENVIRONMENT FOR MATERIALS RESEARCH USING NEUTRON SCATTERING. United States. doi:10.2172/1492010.
Weber, Richard. Tue . "EXTREME TEMPERATURE SAMPLE ENVIRONMENT FOR MATERIALS RESEARCH USING NEUTRON SCATTERING". United States. doi:10.2172/1492010. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1492010.
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title = {EXTREME TEMPERATURE SAMPLE ENVIRONMENT FOR MATERIALS RESEARCH USING NEUTRON SCATTERING},
author = {Weber, Richard},
abstractNote = {Extreme temperatures and non-equilibrium materials are both central to Department of Energy’s (DOE) mission of addressing grand challenges in emerging energy and advanced materials technologies. The goal of this project is to develop and perfect a system for studying materials in extreme and non-equilibrium conditions using neutron scattering. Neutron scattering has many advantages in the study of materials structure including the ability to use isotopic substitution to determine partial structure factors. When used at a pulsed neutron source, the potential for event-based detection can enable a stroboscopic technique to interrogate very short lived metastable states in supercooled liquids. The work performed in this Phase I project included: (i) literature reviews and discussions with beamline scientists to establish key requirements for the instrument, (ii) laboratory-based research at Materials Development, Inc. (MDI) to test design concepts, modify control software and model designs, (iii) feasibility experiments and measurements on a prototype sample at the Spallation Neutron Source, and (iv) analysis of the results and design of the proposed Phase II instrument. The results of the work show that the proposed approach is viable and provides a strong basis for the Phase II instrument design and Phase III commercialization. MDI participated in the DOE Commercialization Assistance Program with the Larta Institute (Larta) to accelerate commercial sales of the instruments. The market research identified a served available market of ~$13M including sales to beamlines, university research laboratories, and industrial glass and materials businesses. Over the ca. 10 year product life cycle, MDI expects to sell instruments with a cumulative net present value profit of approximately $5M.},
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