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Title: Infrastructure development for radioactive materials at the NSLS-II

The X-ray Powder Diffraction (XPD) Beamline at the National Synchrotron Light Source-II is a multipurpose instrument designed for high-resolution, high-energy X-ray scattering techniques. In this paper, the capabilities, opportunities and recent developments in the characterization of radioactive materials at XPD are described. The overarching goal of this work is to provide researchers access to advanced synchrotron techniques suited to the structural characterization of materials for advanced nuclear energy systems. XPD is a new beamline providing high photon flux for X-ray Diffraction, Pair Distribution Function analysis and Small Angle X-ray Scattering. The infrastructure and software described here extend the existing capabilities at XPD to accommodate radioactive materials. Such techniques will contribute crucial information to the characterization and quantification of advanced materials for nuclear energy applications. Finally, we describe the automated radioactive sample collection capabilities and recent X-ray Diffraction and Small Angle X-ray Scattering results from neutron irradiated reactor pressure vessel steels and oxide dispersion strengthened steels.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [1] ;  [2] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [4] ;  [4] ;  [4] ;  [4] ;  [1]
  1. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States). Nuclear Science and Technology Department
  2. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States). National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II)
  3. Purdue Univ., West Lafayette, IN (United States). Center for Materials Under eXtreme Environment (CMUXE), School of Nuclear Engineering
  4. Univ. of California, Santa Barbara, CA (United States). Materials Department
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
BNL-203326-2018-JAAM
Journal ID: ISSN 0168-9002; TRN: US1802291
Grant/Contract Number:
SC0012704
Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research. Section A, Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 880; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 0168-9002
Publisher:
Elsevier
Research Org:
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Nuclear Energy (NE); USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
73 NUCLEAR PHYSICS AND RADIATION PHYSICS; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE
OSTI Identifier:
1426468

Sprouster, David J., Weidner, R., Ghose, S. K., Dooryhee, E., Novakowski, T. J., Stan, T., Wells, P., Almirall, N., Odette, G. R., and Ecker, L. E.. Infrastructure development for radioactive materials at the NSLS-II. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.1016/j.nima.2017.10.053.
Sprouster, David J., Weidner, R., Ghose, S. K., Dooryhee, E., Novakowski, T. J., Stan, T., Wells, P., Almirall, N., Odette, G. R., & Ecker, L. E.. Infrastructure development for radioactive materials at the NSLS-II. United States. doi:10.1016/j.nima.2017.10.053.
Sprouster, David J., Weidner, R., Ghose, S. K., Dooryhee, E., Novakowski, T. J., Stan, T., Wells, P., Almirall, N., Odette, G. R., and Ecker, L. E.. 2017. "Infrastructure development for radioactive materials at the NSLS-II". United States. doi:10.1016/j.nima.2017.10.053. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1426468.
@article{osti_1426468,
title = {Infrastructure development for radioactive materials at the NSLS-II},
author = {Sprouster, David J. and Weidner, R. and Ghose, S. K. and Dooryhee, E. and Novakowski, T. J. and Stan, T. and Wells, P. and Almirall, N. and Odette, G. R. and Ecker, L. E.},
abstractNote = {The X-ray Powder Diffraction (XPD) Beamline at the National Synchrotron Light Source-II is a multipurpose instrument designed for high-resolution, high-energy X-ray scattering techniques. In this paper, the capabilities, opportunities and recent developments in the characterization of radioactive materials at XPD are described. The overarching goal of this work is to provide researchers access to advanced synchrotron techniques suited to the structural characterization of materials for advanced nuclear energy systems. XPD is a new beamline providing high photon flux for X-ray Diffraction, Pair Distribution Function analysis and Small Angle X-ray Scattering. The infrastructure and software described here extend the existing capabilities at XPD to accommodate radioactive materials. Such techniques will contribute crucial information to the characterization and quantification of advanced materials for nuclear energy applications. Finally, we describe the automated radioactive sample collection capabilities and recent X-ray Diffraction and Small Angle X-ray Scattering results from neutron irradiated reactor pressure vessel steels and oxide dispersion strengthened steels.},
doi = {10.1016/j.nima.2017.10.053},
journal = {Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research. Section A, Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment},
number = C,
volume = 880,
place = {United States},
year = {2017},
month = {11}
}