|About this Abstract
||2021 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Additive Manufacturing for Energy Applications III
||Harnessing a High Energy, Superconducting Electron Beam for Additive and Far-from-Equilibrium Manufacturing
||Adam Duzik, Justin Hill
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
Superconducting electron linear accelerators open up new opportunities for advanced materials processing. High energy electrons penetrate deeper within materials, increase the processing depth and rate and enables production of far-from-equilibrium materials and selective processing within a material surface and subsurface. With support from the Office of Naval Research, NASA, and DoE, Mainstream Engineering commissioned a superconducting linear electron accelerator to investigate advanced materials processing and additive manufacturing. The goal of Mainstream's Electron Beam Enabled Advanced Manufacturing (EBEAM) center is to develop unique, far-from-equilibrium materials and alleviate significant technological deficiencies. We will present results of irradiating various metals and their unique material properties. Monte Carlo simulations electron beam and sample interaction were used to optimize the processing parameters and study far-from-equilibrium processing conditions. Applications include stainless steel additive manufacturing for small modular nuclear reactors and dissimilar metal bonding of corrosion-resistant cladding for next-generation molten salt reactors.
||Additive Manufacturing, Surface Modification and Coatings, Nuclear Materials