|About this Abstract
||2022 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Advanced Characterization and Modeling of Nuclear Fuels: Microstructure, Thermo-physical Properties
||N-6: Characterization of Nuclear Materials from the Millimeter to the Nanometer
||Robert Ulfig, Anne-Sophie Robbes, Paula Peres
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
Characterization of Nuclear Materials from the millimeter to the nanometer
Nuclear materials research encompasses a wide range of structural, protective, and fuel materials including metals, insulators, and composites. Quantitative micro and nanoscale post irradiation examination (PIE) often requires highly modified sample handling and preparation to protect the microscopist.
CAMECAŽ offers nuclearized versions of instruments from their electron probe microanalysis (EPMA), atom probe tomography (APT), and secondary ionization mass spectrometer (SIMS) product lines enabling quantitative analysis from the millimeter to nanometer spatial range and from the percent to parts-per-trillion detection range. These instruments include custom specimen handling, contamination control, and personal protection modifications as well as key design changes to minimize the risk of damage or the introduction of errant noise to the detection systems during PIE. The modifications of these instruments and the typical applications will be discussed.
||Characterization, Nuclear Materials, Nanotechnology