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Title: Sample environment for in situ synchrotron corrosion studies of materials in extreme environments

A new in situ sample environment has been designed and developed to study the interfacial interactions of nuclear cladding alloys with high temperature steam. The sample environment is particularly optimized for synchrotron X-ray diffraction (XRD) studies for in situ structural analysis. The sample environment is highly corrosion resistant and can be readily adapted for steam environments. The in situ sample environment design complies with G2 ASTM standards for studying corrosion in zirconium and its alloys and offers remote temperature and pressure monitoring during the in situ data collection. The use of the in situ sample environment is exemplified by monitoring the oxidation of metallic zirconium during exposure to steam at 350°C. Finally, the in situ sample environment provides a powerful tool for fundamental understanding of corrosion mechanisms by elucidating the substoichiometric oxide phases formed during early stages of corrosion, which can provide a better understanding the oxidation process.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1] ;  [2] ;  [1] ;  [1] ;  [1]
  1. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States). Nuclear Science and Technology Dept.
  2. Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park, PA (United States). Dept of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
BNL-113415-2017-JA
Journal ID: ISSN 0034-6748; TRN: US1701333
Grant/Contract Number:
SC0012704; AC02-CH10886; AC02-06CH11357; DMR-1332208; 13-027
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Review of Scientific Instruments
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 87; Journal Issue: 10; Journal ID: ISSN 0034-6748
Publisher:
American Institute of Physics (AIP)
Research Org:
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Nuclear Physics (NP) (SC-26)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE
OSTI Identifier:
1342628
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1421104

Elbakhshwan, Mohamed S., Gill, Simerjeet K., Motta, Arthur T., Weidner, Randy, Anderson, Thomas, and Ecker, Lynne E.. Sample environment for in situ synchrotron corrosion studies of materials in extreme environments. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.1063/1.4964101.
Elbakhshwan, Mohamed S., Gill, Simerjeet K., Motta, Arthur T., Weidner, Randy, Anderson, Thomas, & Ecker, Lynne E.. Sample environment for in situ synchrotron corrosion studies of materials in extreme environments. United States. doi:10.1063/1.4964101.
Elbakhshwan, Mohamed S., Gill, Simerjeet K., Motta, Arthur T., Weidner, Randy, Anderson, Thomas, and Ecker, Lynne E.. 2016. "Sample environment for in situ synchrotron corrosion studies of materials in extreme environments". United States. doi:10.1063/1.4964101. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1342628.
@article{osti_1342628,
title = {Sample environment for in situ synchrotron corrosion studies of materials in extreme environments},
author = {Elbakhshwan, Mohamed S. and Gill, Simerjeet K. and Motta, Arthur T. and Weidner, Randy and Anderson, Thomas and Ecker, Lynne E.},
abstractNote = {A new in situ sample environment has been designed and developed to study the interfacial interactions of nuclear cladding alloys with high temperature steam. The sample environment is particularly optimized for synchrotron X-ray diffraction (XRD) studies for in situ structural analysis. The sample environment is highly corrosion resistant and can be readily adapted for steam environments. The in situ sample environment design complies with G2 ASTM standards for studying corrosion in zirconium and its alloys and offers remote temperature and pressure monitoring during the in situ data collection. The use of the in situ sample environment is exemplified by monitoring the oxidation of metallic zirconium during exposure to steam at 350°C. Finally, the in situ sample environment provides a powerful tool for fundamental understanding of corrosion mechanisms by elucidating the substoichiometric oxide phases formed during early stages of corrosion, which can provide a better understanding the oxidation process.},
doi = {10.1063/1.4964101},
journal = {Review of Scientific Instruments},
number = 10,
volume = 87,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {10}
}