Advanced Non-Destructive Evaluation

National Laboratory: 
Idaho National Laboratory
Characterization Class: 
Mechanical Behavior of Materials
Non-destructive examination

Idaho National Laboratory provides a suite of non-destructive evaluation (NDE) capabilities that span a range of techniques, from industry standards to advanced x-ray macro- and micro-scale computed tomography (CT), with three-dimensional (3D) reconstruction and non-contacting laser-based materials properties and performance for mechanical and thermal properties.

Capability Bounds: 

X-ray-based characterization scales from micro CT on smaller objects to large bulk samples using higher energies and larger systems.

Unique Aspects: 

The INL capability includes 3D CT image analysis and accommodates mechanical and thermal properties in harsh environments.


INL capabilities are accessible via U.S. Department of Energy programs or Work for Others agreements.

Single Point of Contact: 

Name: Josh Kane
Phone: 208-526-5488

  1. Evaluating Quantitative 3 D Image Analysis as a Design Tool for Low Enriched Uranium Fuel Compacts for the Transient Reactor Test Facility: A preliminary study, J. J. Kane, I. J. van Rooyen, A. E Craft, T. J. Roney, S.R. Morrell, Submitted to Nuclear Engineering Design
  2. Local measurement of thermal conductivity and diffusivity , D. H. Hurley, R. S. Schley, M. Khafizov, B. Wendt, submitted to Review of Scientific Instruments, September (2015).
  3. Mechanical Properties of Nuclear Fuel Surrogates using Picosecond Laser Ultrasonics, D. H. Hurley, M. Khafizov, R. J. Kennedy, E. Burgett, in Proceedings of the 2013 International Congress on Ultrasonics, 686 (2013).
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