Two neutron experiment proposals got accepted in the last open call at the ISIS Neutron and Muon Source, providing an opportunity for exciting new results.
Tunji Owoseni led the work on the granted proposal for the measurement of strains within thermal sprayed coatings using neutron diffraction at the ENGIN-X instrument. These experiments will provide information on the different compressive and tensile regions within the system, allowing to better understand the residual stress on multi-layered structures, with a deep implication on life estimation and failure prevention.
Meanwhile, Daniel Tejero-Martin will open a new line of investigation within the group with the application of Spin-Echo Small-Angle Scattering (SESANS) to porous coatings. The experiment, to take place at the Larmor instrument, will make use of the different scattering experienced by polarised neutrons as they travel through the material, encountering pores. It will allow the team to study in real space structures with sizes in the range of 0.2 to 20 microns.
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