Measurement of surface wear using the thin layer activation (TLA) technique

R. W. Smith, F. Ditrói, E. Corniani, Th Wopelka, M. Jech

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Abstract

The thin layer activation (TLA) technique is being used to measure the continuous wear of piston rings and cylinder liners in the nm to μm range. The procedure, effectively using a radioisotope tracer, involves two main steps. Firstly the surface of interest is activated using a charged particle beam and secondly its wear characteristics are tested using a special tribometer set-up. The whole procedure will be discussed along with technical factors to be considered (including the different nuclear reactions used to study different elements) and its limitations. Other known and potential applications will also be described.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Topical Meeting on Nuclear Research Applications and Utilization of Accelerators
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2009
EventIAEA International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Research Applications and Utilization of Accelerators - Vienna, Austria
Duration: May 4 2009May 8 2009

Publication series

NameInternational Topical Meeting on Nuclear Research Applications and Utilization of Accelerators

Other

OtherIAEA International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Research Applications and Utilization of Accelerators
CountryAustria
CityVienna
Period5/4/095/8/09

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear Energy and Engineering

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    Smith, R. W., Ditrói, F., Corniani, E., Wopelka, T., & Jech, M. (2009). Measurement of surface wear using the thin layer activation (TLA) technique. In International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Research Applications and Utilization of Accelerators (International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Research Applications and Utilization of Accelerators).