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Title: Imaging grain microstructure in a model ceramic energy material with optically generated coherent acoustic phonons

Abstract

Characterization of microstructure, chemistry and function of advanced energy materials remains a challenge for instrumentation science with tremendous opportunity for new discoveries. This active area of research is starting to make considerable strides with examples ranging from methodologies that employ bright X-rays, electron microscopy and optical spectroscopy. However, further development of instruments, capable of multimodal measurements, is necessary to fully reveal complex microstructure evolution in realistic environments and dynamical systems that are far from equilibrium. In this regard, laser-based instruments have a unique advantage as multiple measurement methodologies are easily combined into a single instrument using standard optics. A new pump-probe method that uses optically generated acoustic phonons is expanding standard optical characterization by providing depth resolved information. Here we report on a noteworthy extension of this pump-probe method to image grain microstructure in ceria. Rich information regarding the orientation of individual crystallites is obtained by monitoring acoustic phonon velocities and noting how the polarization of the probe beam influences the detected signal amplitude. When paired with other optical microscopies, this methodology will provide new perspectives for optical characterization of ceramic materials.

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Research Org.:
Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRC) (United States). Center for Thermal Energy Transport under Irradiation (TETI); Idaho National Lab. (INL), Idaho Falls, ID (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES); Region Pays de la Loire
OSTI Identifier:
1619604
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1631723
Report Number(s):
INL/JOU-19-56661-Rev000
Journal ID: ISSN 2041-1723; 1597; PII: 15360
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Nature Communications
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Nature Communications Journal Volume: 11 Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 2041-1723
Publisher:
Nature Publishing Group
Country of Publication:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; 75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; Time-domain Brillouin Scattering; Coherent acoustic phonons; Grain microstructrual imaging; Characterization and analytical techniques; Imaging and sensing

Citation Formats

Wang, Yuzhou, Hurley, David H., Hua, Zilong, Pezeril, Thomas, Raetz, Samuel, Gusev, Vitalyi E., Tournat, Vincent, and Khafizov, Marat. Imaging grain microstructure in a model ceramic energy material with optically generated coherent acoustic phonons. United Kingdom: N. p., 2020. Web. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-15360-3.
Wang, Yuzhou, Hurley, David H., Hua, Zilong, Pezeril, Thomas, Raetz, Samuel, Gusev, Vitalyi E., Tournat, Vincent, & Khafizov, Marat. Imaging grain microstructure in a model ceramic energy material with optically generated coherent acoustic phonons. United Kingdom. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-15360-3
Wang, Yuzhou, Hurley, David H., Hua, Zilong, Pezeril, Thomas, Raetz, Samuel, Gusev, Vitalyi E., Tournat, Vincent, and Khafizov, Marat. Fri . "Imaging grain microstructure in a model ceramic energy material with optically generated coherent acoustic phonons". United Kingdom. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-15360-3.
@article{osti_1619604,
title = {Imaging grain microstructure in a model ceramic energy material with optically generated coherent acoustic phonons},
author = {Wang, Yuzhou and Hurley, David H. and Hua, Zilong and Pezeril, Thomas and Raetz, Samuel and Gusev, Vitalyi E. and Tournat, Vincent and Khafizov, Marat},
abstractNote = {Characterization of microstructure, chemistry and function of advanced energy materials remains a challenge for instrumentation science with tremendous opportunity for new discoveries. This active area of research is starting to make considerable strides with examples ranging from methodologies that employ bright X-rays, electron microscopy and optical spectroscopy. However, further development of instruments, capable of multimodal measurements, is necessary to fully reveal complex microstructure evolution in realistic environments and dynamical systems that are far from equilibrium. In this regard, laser-based instruments have a unique advantage as multiple measurement methodologies are easily combined into a single instrument using standard optics. A new pump-probe method that uses optically generated acoustic phonons is expanding standard optical characterization by providing depth resolved information. Here we report on a noteworthy extension of this pump-probe method to image grain microstructure in ceria. Rich information regarding the orientation of individual crystallites is obtained by monitoring acoustic phonon velocities and noting how the polarization of the probe beam influences the detected signal amplitude. When paired with other optical microscopies, this methodology will provide new perspectives for optical characterization of ceramic materials.},
doi = {10.1038/s41467-020-15360-3},
journal = {Nature Communications},
number = 1,
volume = 11,
place = {United Kingdom},
year = {2020},
month = {3}
}

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Fig. 1 Fig. 1: Time domain Brillouin Scattering experiments on specific crystallites in polycrystalline CeO2. a Geometry of ceria sample. b EBSD of sample surface. The orientation of crystallites denoted by letters A–F is given in Table 1. The platinum fiducial square, delineated by white arrows, is used to define the laboratorymore » coordinate system. c The three Euler angles are used to define the crystallite orientation relative to the laboratory coordinate system. The first rotation, φ1, is about [001] and the last rotation, φ2, is about ND.« less

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