|About this Abstract
|MS&T21: Materials Science & Technology
|Advanced Characterization of Materials for Nuclear, Radiation, and Extreme Environments
|In-situ Radiological Containment Sample Environments: A review of Capability and Compromises at X-ray and Neutron Sources
|On-Site Speaker (Planned)
While In-situ sample environments provide key temporal responses to external stimuli, they come with realizable costs and which may be significantly increased when radioactive samples are to be studied. A review of radioactive sample containment choices at as part of in-situ sample environments for X-ray and neutron scattering and imaging will be presented. From an experimental perspective, x-ray and neutron sources can provide up to bulk material properties responses, but the probing particle must penetrate each layer of containment twice. Sample size for neutron and x-ray experiments are often quite different, neutron samples are often an order of magnitude larger. Moreover, absorption by and parasitic scattering from the containment material can be very different for neutrons and x-rays. This presentation will review recent advancements of in-situ measurement environments for chemical kinetics, temperature, and loading of radioactive samples as well as present some examples of resulting data.