Applied Sciences (Aug 2021)

Microstructural Characterization of a Single Crystal Copper Rod Using Monochromatic Neutron Radiography Scan and Tomography: A Test Experiment

  • Francesco Grazzi,
  • Francesco Cantini,
  • Manuel Morgano,
  • Matteo Busi,
  • Jang-Sik Park

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 11, no. 16
p. 7750


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This paper reports the analysis of a single crystal copper rod aiming to characterize the microstructural features related to the homogeneity of the single crystal growth and the presence, shape and extension of spatially distributed misaligned grains or areas. The analytical method used for such analysis is wavelength scan neutron radiography and monochromatic neutron tomography. Such methods allow determination of the extent of differently oriented single crystal areas, identifying the most part of the rod volume as a single domain. It was also possible to characterize the spatial distribution and the degree of alignment of local point-like or extended defects.