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Nondestructive Evaluation






Our scientists are developing nondestructive examination (NDE) technologies, focused on extending electromagnetic and ultrasonic diagnostic techniques to new applications tailored to specific customer needs. Examples of this applied research include development of acoustic and electromagnetic techniques to evaluate graphite components prior to and during service in advance high temperature nuclear reactors,  in-situ eddy current techniques to monitor the degradation of high temperature spray coatings during thermal cycling, eddy current and phased array ultrasonic technologies for inspecting waste canister closure welds, and eddy current techniques to detect and characterize stress corrosion cracking of metal components. 

Contact: Dennis.Kunerth@inl.gov


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DOE Office of Nuclear Energy
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