skip to main content
OSTI.GOV title logo U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

Title: Materials selection and qualification processes at a high-power spallation neutron source

Abstract

The accelerator at the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE) at the Los Alamos National Laboratory has been in operation since 1972. Development of materials for service in high voltage applications, high-vacuum systems, magnetic and electric fields, high particle radiation fluxes, and corrosive atmospheres has been ongoing during this period. Materials were initially selected based on performance at other facilities and at fission reactors. Modification to materials selection and specifications were made based on experience at LANSCE. Plans for higher power accelerators, such as the one proposed for the Accelerator Production of Tritium Project, have led to a realization that dedicated materials radiation damage effects studies are necessary to ensure adequate service lifetimes and to allow planning for preventative maintenance.

Authors:
; ; ; ;
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab., NM (US)
OSTI Identifier:
20020750
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Materials Characterization
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 43; Journal Issue: 2-3; Other Information: PBD: Aug-Sep 1999; Journal ID: ISSN 1044-5803
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE; LINEAR ACCELERATORS; TRITIUM; ISOTOPE PRODUCTION; MATERIALS; NEUTRON SOURCES; ACCELERATOR FACILITIES; PHYSICAL RADIATION EFFECTS; CORROSION RESISTANCE

Citation Formats

Sommer, W., Werbeck, R., Maloy, S., Borden, M., and Brown, R. Materials selection and qualification processes at a high-power spallation neutron source. United States: N. p., 1999. Web. doi:10.1016/S1044-5803(99)00041-8.
Sommer, W., Werbeck, R., Maloy, S., Borden, M., & Brown, R. Materials selection and qualification processes at a high-power spallation neutron source. United States. doi:10.1016/S1044-5803(99)00041-8.
Sommer, W., Werbeck, R., Maloy, S., Borden, M., and Brown, R. Wed . "Materials selection and qualification processes at a high-power spallation neutron source". United States. doi:10.1016/S1044-5803(99)00041-8.
@article{osti_20020750,
title = {Materials selection and qualification processes at a high-power spallation neutron source},
author = {Sommer, W. and Werbeck, R. and Maloy, S. and Borden, M. and Brown, R.},
abstractNote = {The accelerator at the Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE) at the Los Alamos National Laboratory has been in operation since 1972. Development of materials for service in high voltage applications, high-vacuum systems, magnetic and electric fields, high particle radiation fluxes, and corrosive atmospheres has been ongoing during this period. Materials were initially selected based on performance at other facilities and at fission reactors. Modification to materials selection and specifications were made based on experience at LANSCE. Plans for higher power accelerators, such as the one proposed for the Accelerator Production of Tritium Project, have led to a realization that dedicated materials radiation damage effects studies are necessary to ensure adequate service lifetimes and to allow planning for preventative maintenance.},
doi = {10.1016/S1044-5803(99)00041-8},
journal = {Materials Characterization},
issn = {1044-5803},
number = 2-3,
volume = 43,
place = {United States},
year = {1999},
month = {9}
}