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Abstract

After a short description of the cyclotron of the European Commission Institute for Advanced Materials (IAM)-Ispra site (Italy) and its activities, an overview of the thin layer activation (TLA) technique is given. The use of TLA for materials studies is illustrated with examples of ongoing research within the IAM. Notably this includes corrosion studies and laboratory and industrial wear testing. Due to its specific properties, including area selectivity, high sensitivity and speed in addition to the possibility for in-situ and on-line monitoring, TLA can contribute significantly to monitor surface degradation in both research and industrial applications.

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Authors: STROOSNIJDER M F, JRC Ispra (IT);ABBAS K, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Fifteenth International Conference on Cyclotrons and their Applications, Caen (FR), June 14-19, 1998
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 41515 ORA
Record Number: 199810950 / Last updated on: 1998-09-01
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en