A novel diffraction technique for local, three dimensional strain scanning within bulk materials is presented. The technique utilizes high energy, micro-focussed synchrotron radiation which can penetrate several millimeters into typical metals. The spatial resolution can be as narrow as 1 mum in one dimension and in three dimensions about 5x10x100 mum(3) Bulk properties are probed non-destructively and in-situ measurements during thermo-mechanical processing are feasible. A dedicated experimental station has been constructed at the ID11 beamline of the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility. Case studies demonstrate that steep macrostrain gradients can be resolved. Techniques for the local measurement of macro- and microstrains are discussed.
|Conference||ECRS 5: 5. European conference on residual stresses|
|Period||05/11/1829 → …|
|Series||Materials Science Forum|
- crossed-beam technique
- high-energy synchrotron radiation
- local strain scanning