Papers by Keyword: PIGE

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Authors: Mario Rudolphi, Daniel Renusch, Hans Eberhard Zschau, Michael Schütze
Abstract: Thermal barrier coatings used in airplane engines or land-based gas turbines can show catastrophic failure (i. e. spallation) typically during cooldown due to thermal expansion mismatch stresses. However, it is also often noted that spallation occurs minutes, hours, or even days after the sample is cold. This type of delayed failure, called “desk top spallation” is, up to now, not fully understood and therefore a field of great interest. Because desk top failure occurs in ambient air, the working hypothesis is that water vapor from the office environment plays a role. Consequently, a number of experiments have been designed to verify this hypothesis. The experiments include more traditional approaches like acoustic emission measurements during cyclic oxidation, but also innovative new approaches like acoustic emission during water drop testing, and hydrogen detection at the interface to the thermally grown oxide using ion beam techniques.
Authors: Sven Neve, Kurt Stiebing, Lothar P.H. Schmidt, Hans Eberhard Zschau, Patrick J. Masset, Michael Schütze
Abstract: Using the halogen effect TiAl-alloys can be protected against high-temperature oxidation. Two different fluorination methods were applied to turbine blades. The mass increase due to oxidation can be drastically reduced compared to untreated specimen. A new vacuum chamber for ion beam analysis was developed to analyze the real parts. Using PIGE-technique the F-content as a function of depth before and after oxidation was detected. Thickness and composition of the oxide scale were measured by RBS. Both ion beam methods were non destructive and thus enabled for the first time quality assurance of the halogen treatment on real components.
Authors: Sayed Abboudy, Maher Soueidan, Qassem Al Asaad, Laurent Auvray, Gabriel Ferro, Mohamad Roumie, Bilal Nsouli
Abstract: In this work, the capability of the proton Induced γ-ray Emission (PIGE) technique to monitor a rapid, nondestructive and quantification of Boron in ultra-thin films of BxGa1-xAs deposited on GaAs substrate using MOCVD is discussed. In order to improve the sensitivity for B detection, a systematic study was undertaken using proton induced beam at three different energies (from 1.7, 2.4 and 3 MeV) with different tilting angles (0, 60° and 80°). Best conditions were found to be at 1.7 MeV and at 80° for proton energy and tilting angle within ten minutes of acquisition time.
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