Video/animation icon  DeepFocus Acoustic Microscope Transducer

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Description: This video demonstrates a new nondestructive testing device being used to analyse nuclear fuel developed at INL. Ultrasonic transducers are routinely used for nondestructive testing and material characterization. The DeepFocus Acoustic Microscope Transducer with Integrated Pulser-Receiver is a novel design and improves upon all ultrasonic testing equipment in the following ways: precise characterization of material dimensions as small as 0.005 inch diameter at 0.005 inch depth; the focused depth of field of the Acoustic Microscope is over 60 times greater than other ultrasonic transducers; value is realized from the technology's ability to characterize material more accurately, in less time, and for less money.
Keywords: materials characterization • ultrasonic • depth of field • scan • surface • acoustic • transducer • reactor • fuel • video
Categories: Applications > Energy > Nuclear energy
Properties > Mechanical & thermal > Surface properties
Properties > Mechanical & thermal > Acoustic
Testing, analysis & experimentation > Microscopy
Created by: Idaho National Laboratory
Contributions: Steven Taylor, Idaho National Laboratory
Nancy Kraft, Idaho National Laboratory
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Date created: 15 November 2005
Date added: 22 March 2011
Resource ID: 3489