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Title: Anisotropy measurement of pyrolytic carbon layers of coated particles

Equipment at the National Research Center Kurchatov Institute intended for the anisotropy determination of pyrolytic carbon layers in coated particles (CPs) of the GT-MGR reactor is tested and calibrated. The dependence of the anisotropy coefficient on the size of the measurement region is investigated. The results of measuring the optical anisotropy factor (OPTAF) for an aluminum mirror, rutile crystal, and available CP samples with the known characteristics measured previously using ORNL equipment (United States) are presented. In addition, measurements of CP samples prepared at VNIINM are performed. A strong dependence of the data on the preparation quality of metallographic sections is found. Our investigations allow us to make the conclusion on the working capacity of the existing equipment for measuring the anisotropy of pyrolytic carbon CP coatings using the equipment at the Kurchatov Institute with the relative error of about 1%. It is shown that the elimination of the errors caused by the stochastic fluctuations in a measuring path by mathematical processing of the signal allows us to decrease the relative error of OPTAF measurements to ∼0.3%.
Authors:
;  [1] ;  [2]
  1. National Research Center Kurchatov Institute (Russian Federation)
  2. All-Russia Research Institute of Inorganic Materials (VNIINM) (Russian Federation)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22471951
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Physics of Atomic Nuclei; Journal Volume: 78; Journal Issue: 11; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2015 Pleiades Publishing, Ltd.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; ALUMINIUM; ANISOTROPY; CAPACITY; COATINGS; CRYSTALS; FLUCTUATIONS; IRRADIATION; LAYERS; METALLOGRAPHY; PARTICLES; PYROLYTIC CARBON; REACTOR MATERIALS; RUTILE; STOCHASTIC PROCESSES