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Jun 26 – 30, 2023
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Non-destructive Characterization of Nuclear Materials Through X-ray Absorption And Diffraction Contrast Tomography: Case Study on Surrogate TRISO Particle

Jun 27, 2023, 9:00 AM
Room B (Berkner Bldg. 488)

Room B

Berkner Bldg. 488

Invited Talk Talks


Dr Mehmet Topsakal (Brookhaven National Laboratory)


X-ray scattering techniques coupled with the world-class brightness of the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II) at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) enable exceptional opportunities for non-destructive studies of nuclear materials such as uranium alloys. Materials for Energy Applications group at Nuclear Science & Technology Department at BNL partners with 28-ID-2 beamline (XPD) of NSLS-II for providing synchrotron-based characterization resources for nuclear science community under the umbrella of Nuclear Science User Facilities (NSUF). The XPD beamline can focus the x-ray beam down to ~25 um in a high-energy regime (>60 keV) and is intended to be a crosscutting tool that will enable multi-modal studies of high-Z materials, a crucial capability for nuclear materials research. In this talk, I will present examples of previous studies conducted as a result of this partnership. Emphasis will be placed on absorption contrast and diffraction contrast tomography of a surrogate TRi-structural ISOtropic particle fuel (TRISO) particle which is known as “the most robust nuclear fuel on earth.”

Primary author

Dr Mehmet Topsakal (Brookhaven National Laboratory)

Presentation materials