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Chamber for Mechanical Testing in H2 with Observation by Neutron Scattering



Matthew J. Connolly, Peter E. Bradley, Andrew J. Slifka, Elizabeth S. Drexler


A gas-pressure chamber has been designed, constructed, and tested at a moderate pressure (3.4 MPa, 500 psi) and has the capability of mechanical loading of steel specimens for neutron scattering measurements. The chamber will allow a variety of in situ neutron scattering measurements: in particular, diffraction, quasielastic scattering, inelastic scattering, and imaging. The chamber is compatible with load frames available at the user facilities at the NIST Center for Neutron Research and Oak Ridge National Laboratory Spallation Neutron Source. A demonstration of neutron Bragg edge imaging using the chamber is presented.
Review of Scientific Instruments


Connolly, M. , Bradley, P. , Slifka, A. and Drexler, E. (2017), Chamber for Mechanical Testing in H2 with Observation by Neutron Scattering, Review of Scientific Instruments, [online], (Accessed April 17, 2024)
Created June 1, 2017, Updated November 10, 2018