UKAEA Journals

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2021
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(21)75

Eurofer97 steel is a primary structural material for the plasma facing-components of future fusion reactors. Laser welding is a promising technique that can overcome the challenges of remote handling and maintenance. However, the interaction of the induced residual stress distribution with the heterogeneous microstructure may degrade the mechani…

Preprint
2021
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(21)49

Using a combination of simulated data and pyrite isotopic reference materials, we have refined a methodology to obtain quantitative δ34S measurements from atom probe tomography (APT) datasets. This study builds on previous attempts to characterize relative 34S/32S ratios in gold containing pyrite using APT. We have also improved our understand…

Preprint
2021
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(21)48

Atom probe tomography and related methods probe the 3D architecture of a material. Which software tools microscopists use and how these tools are connected into work flows makes a substantial contribution to the accuracy and precision of a materials characterization experiment. Typically, the tools of a specific community adapt results and methods …

Preprint
2020
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(20)113

Combining spatially resolved X-ray Laue diffraction with atomic-scale simulations, we observe how ion-irradiated tungsten undergoes a series of non-linear structural transformations with increasing irradiation exposure. Nanoscale defect-induced deformations accumulating above 0.02 displacements per atom (dpa) lead to highly fluctuating strains at ~…

Preprint Published
2019
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(20)06

We present a morphological analysis of atom probe data of nanoscale microstructural features, using methods developed by the astrophysics community to describe the shape of superclusters of galaxies. We describe second-phase regions using Minkowski functionals, representing the regions’ volume, surface area, mean curvature and Euler characteristi…

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2018
UKAEA-CCFE-PR(19)01

The effects of radiation damage on materials are strongly dependant on temperature, making it arguably the most significant parameter of concern in nuclear engineering. Owing to the challenges and expense of irradiating and testing materials, material property data is often limited to few irradiation conditions and material variants. A new techniqu…

Preprint Published