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Neutron and synchrotron x-ray strain scanning

Withers, PJ and Webster, PJ 2001, 'Neutron and synchrotron x-ray strain scanning' , Strain, 37 (1) , pp. 19-33.

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Neutron and synchrotron X-ray strain scanning provide the opportunity for mapping residual strain distributions within polychrystalline materials, non-destructively. the neutron method is now reasonably mature, industrial standards for measurement are being defined and new dedicated neutron strain scanners are being built at ISIS in the Uk and at the ILL, France, as well as in the United States. Synchrotron strain scanning on the other hand is relatively new and is much less well developed but, with penetrations typically hundreds of time greater than most laboratory X-rays and intensities millions of times greater, it can provide maps of near- and sub-surface strain of unparalleled detail and strain resolution. The capabilities and complementarity of the two methods are reviewed and contrasted in this paper through a series of case studies.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Residual stress, strain scanning, neuron diffraction, non-destructive testing
Themes: Subjects / Themes > Q Science > QC Physics
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Schools > College of Science & Technology
Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Computing, Science and Engineering
Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Salford Innovation Research Centre (SIRC)
Journal or Publication Title: Strain
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 00392103
Depositing User: H Kenna
Date Deposited: 22 Oct 2007 14:02
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2015 00:19

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