The engineering diffractometer 2nd Generation Neutron Residual Stress Facility (NRSF2) at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s High Flux Isotope Reactor was built specifically for the mapping of residual strains. NRSF2 is optimized to investigate a wide range of engineering materials by providing the user a selection of monochromatic neutron wavelengths to maintain the selected Bragg reflection near 2θ = 90°, which is the optimal scattering geometry for strain mapping. Details of the instrument configuration and operation are presented, and considerations for experimental planning are also discussed. Selected examples of recent residual stress work completed with NRSF2 are presented to highlight capabilities.
Current capabilities of the residual stress diffractometer at the high flux isotope reactor
P. Cornwell, J. Bunn, C. M. Fancher, E. A. Payzant, C. R. Hubbard; Current capabilities of the residual stress diffractometer at the high flux isotope reactor. Rev. Sci. Instrum. 1 September 2018; 89 (9): 092804. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5037593
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