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Abstract

The principle basis of thin layer activation (TLA) is the creation of radionuclides in a surface layer to a well defined depth of a selected area, by exposure to a high energy charged particle beam. Any loss of activated material due to a surface degradation process, like wear or corrosion, will result in a decrease in gamma-activity of the component. TLA offers various advantages and can contribute significantly to monitor surface degradation in both research and industrial applications. This holds certainly for the assessment of very corrosion, or wear, resistant materials, such as obtained by surface treatments. The use of thin layer activation for laboratory and industrial type wear and corrosion studies is illustrated with examples of ongoing research within the Institute for Advanced materials of the JRC.

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Authors: BRUGNONI C, JRC Ispra (IT);STROOSNIJDER M F, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Materiali Ricerca e Prospettive Tecnologiche alle soglie del 2000, Milano (IT), November 10-14, 1997
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper IT 41068 ORA
Record Number: 199810050 / Last updated on: 1998-02-12
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: it
Available languages: it
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