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Title:Analysis of dislocation pipe diffusion in deformed alpha-phase PdHX using a synthesized QENS approach
Author(s):Serio, Joseph Anthony
Advisor(s):Heuser, Brent
Contributor(s):Zhang, Yang
Department / Program:Nuclear, Plasma, & Rad Engr
Discipline:Nuclear, Plasma, Radiolgc Engr
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:M.S.
Genre:Thesis
Subject(s):Dislocation pipe diffusion
Hydrogen
Palladium
QENS
neutron scattering
Abstract:Using quasielastic neutron scattering results from multiple spectrometers, material considerations are made for annealed and deformed PdH_x with sufficiently low [H] as to encourage the process of dislocation pipe diffusion (DPD) below a critical temperature. The results of this analysis indicate that the simultaneous comparison of QENS results from instrument with different instrumental resolution and energy transfer window can provide a more comprehensive picture of the diffusive modes seen within a system than using the instruments independently. A method is developed for accurately comparing the dynamic structure factor S_inc(Q,E) data of multiple instruments, using an inverse Fourier transform in order to obtain the intermediate scattering function F_inc(Q,t) for each instrument and simultaneously analyzing the output from three QENS spectrometers. An array of models are approached to describe the combined F_inc(Q,t), with the best description of F_inc(Q,t) for the deformed PdH_x found to be a summed KWW/single exponential fit. The results show that the DPD contribution to the F_inc(Q,t) can be well described using a stretched exponential (KWW) mode, which is qualitatively correlated to the heterogeneity of the diffusive modes expected for the near-core and inner core region of heavily deformed Pd.
Issue Date:2017-09-05
Type:Text
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/99282
Rights Information:2017 by Joseph Anthony Serio. All rights reserved.
Date Available in IDEALS:2018-03-13
Date Deposited:2017-12


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