High-tech composites to ancient metals

S. Y. Zhang, E. Godfrey, W. Kockelmann, A. Paradowska, M. J. Bull, A. M. Korsunsky, B. Abbey, P. Xu, Y. Tomota, D. Liljedahl, O. Zanellato, M. Fitzpatrick, M. R. Daymond, R. M. Toda, R. A. Holt, J. Kelleher, S. Siano, J. Santisteban

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Neutron diffraction methods offer a direct measure of the elastic component of strain deep within crystalline materials through precise characterisation of the interplanar crystal lattice spacing. The unique non-destructive nature of this measurement technique is particularly beneficial in the context of engineering design and archaeological materials science, since it allows the evaluation of a variety of structural and deformational parameters inside real components without material removal, or at worst with minimal interference. We review a wide range of recent experimental studies using the Engin-X materials engineering instrument at the ISIS neutron source and show how the technique provides the basis for developing improved insight into materials of great importance to applications and industry.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)78-84
Number of pages7
JournalMaterials Today
Issue number7-8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2009
Externally publishedYes

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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