The application of a cyclotron in materials research at the IAM of the European Commission
The cyclotron of the Institute for Advanced Materials-Ispra site of the European Commission was initially used for materials questions related to nuclear fusion technology. The use of the cyclotron has been extended to other fields, including the use of thin layer activation (TLA) for wear and corrosion studies. A special application is the use of TLA for high temperature cyclic oxidation testing. The use of TLA to measure spallation of protective surface layers by thermal cycling is illustrated with the study of the spallation behaviour of powder metallurgically produced chromium. Due to its intrinsic properties, TLA can contribute to a greater scientific understanding of materials degradation by thermal cycling and it can provide a more reliable assessment of the service lives of technical components.
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: A Cyclotrons'95 Cape Town (ZA), October 8-13, 1995
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 39396 ORA
Record Number: 199512062 / Last updated on: 1996-01-15
Original language: en
Available languages: en