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Title: MeV per Nucleon Ion Irradiation of Nuclear Materials with High Energy Synchrotron X-ray Characterization

Abstract

The combination of MeV/Nucleon ion irradiation (e.g. 133 MeV Xe) and high energy synchrotron x-ray characterization (e.g. at the Argonne Advanced Photon Source, APS) provides a powerful characterization method to understand radiation effects and to rapidly screen materials for the nuclear reactor environment. Ions in this energy range penetrate ~10 μm into materials. Over this range, the physical interactions vary (electronic stopping, nuclear stopping and added interstitials). Spatially specific x-ray (and TEM and nanoindentation) analysis allow individual quantification of these various effects. Hard x-rays provide the penetration depth needed to analyze even nuclear fuels. Here, this combination of synchrotron x-ray and MeV/Nucleon ion irradiation is demonstrated on U-Mo fuels. A preliminary look at HT-9 steels is also presented. We suggest that a hard x-ray facility with in situ MeV/nucleon irradiation capability would substantially accelerate the rate of discovery for extreme materials.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [2];  [1];  [3];  [1];  [1];  [1];  [1]
  1. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
  2. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL (United States)
  3. Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), Office of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation (NA-20)
OSTI Identifier:
1357155
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1359401
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Journal of Nuclear Materials
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 471; Journal ID: ISSN 0022-3115
Publisher:
Elsevier
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS

Citation Formats

Pellin, M. J., Yacout, Abdellatif M., Mo, Kun, Almer, Jonathan, Bhattacharya, S., Mohamed, Walid, Seidman, D., Ye, Bei, Yun, D., Xu, Ruqing, and Zhu, Shaofei. MeV per Nucleon Ion Irradiation of Nuclear Materials with High Energy Synchrotron X-ray Characterization. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1016/j.jnucmat.2016.01.004.
Pellin, M. J., Yacout, Abdellatif M., Mo, Kun, Almer, Jonathan, Bhattacharya, S., Mohamed, Walid, Seidman, D., Ye, Bei, Yun, D., Xu, Ruqing, & Zhu, Shaofei. MeV per Nucleon Ion Irradiation of Nuclear Materials with High Energy Synchrotron X-ray Characterization. United States. doi:10.1016/j.jnucmat.2016.01.004.
Pellin, M. J., Yacout, Abdellatif M., Mo, Kun, Almer, Jonathan, Bhattacharya, S., Mohamed, Walid, Seidman, D., Ye, Bei, Yun, D., Xu, Ruqing, and Zhu, Shaofei. Thu . "MeV per Nucleon Ion Irradiation of Nuclear Materials with High Energy Synchrotron X-ray Characterization". United States. doi:10.1016/j.jnucmat.2016.01.004. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1357155.
@article{osti_1357155,
title = {MeV per Nucleon Ion Irradiation of Nuclear Materials with High Energy Synchrotron X-ray Characterization},
author = {Pellin, M. J. and Yacout, Abdellatif M. and Mo, Kun and Almer, Jonathan and Bhattacharya, S. and Mohamed, Walid and Seidman, D. and Ye, Bei and Yun, D. and Xu, Ruqing and Zhu, Shaofei},
abstractNote = {The combination of MeV/Nucleon ion irradiation (e.g. 133 MeV Xe) and high energy synchrotron x-ray characterization (e.g. at the Argonne Advanced Photon Source, APS) provides a powerful characterization method to understand radiation effects and to rapidly screen materials for the nuclear reactor environment. Ions in this energy range penetrate ~10 μm into materials. Over this range, the physical interactions vary (electronic stopping, nuclear stopping and added interstitials). Spatially specific x-ray (and TEM and nanoindentation) analysis allow individual quantification of these various effects. Hard x-rays provide the penetration depth needed to analyze even nuclear fuels. Here, this combination of synchrotron x-ray and MeV/Nucleon ion irradiation is demonstrated on U-Mo fuels. A preliminary look at HT-9 steels is also presented. We suggest that a hard x-ray facility with in situ MeV/nucleon irradiation capability would substantially accelerate the rate of discovery for extreme materials.},
doi = {10.1016/j.jnucmat.2016.01.004},
journal = {Journal of Nuclear Materials},
number = ,
volume = 471,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {1}
}

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