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Prospects for using high-power x rays as a volumetric heat source
Author(s): Richard A. Rosenberg; William Farrell; Qing Ma; Derrick C. Mancini; Ali M. Khounsary; I. C. Albert Sheng; E. Daryl Crozier; Georg J. Soerensen; Robert A. Gordon; De-Tong Jiang
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Paper Abstract

Third-generation, high-intensity, x-ray synchrotron radiation sources are capable of producing high heat-flux x- ray beams. In many applications finding ways to handle these powers is viewed as a burden. However, there are some technological applications where the deep penetration length of the x-rays may find beneficial uses as a volumetric heat source. In this paper we discuss the prospects for using high power x-rays for volumetric heating and report some recent experimental results. The particular applications we focus on are welding and surface heat treatment. The radiation source is an undulator at the Advanced Photon Source. Results of preliminary tests on aluminum, aluminum metal matrix composites, and steel will be presented.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 December 1997
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 3151, High Heat Flux and Synchrotron Radiation Beamlines, (11 December 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.294499
Show Author Affiliations
Richard A. Rosenberg, Argonne National Lab. (United States)
William Farrell, Argonne National Lab. (United States)
Qing Ma, Argonne National Lab. (United States)
Derrick C. Mancini, Argonne National Lab. (United States)
Ali M. Khounsary, Argonne National Lab. (United States)
I. C. Albert Sheng, Argonne National Lab. (United States)
E. Daryl Crozier, Simon Fraser Univ. (Canada)
Georg J. Soerensen, Simon Fraser Univ. (Canada)
Robert A. Gordon, Simon Fraser Univ. (Canada)
De-Tong Jiang, Simon Fraser Univ. (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3151:
High Heat Flux and Synchrotron Radiation Beamlines
Albert T. Macrander; Ali M. Khounsary, Editor(s)

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