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dc.contributor.advisorWaanders, F., Prof
dc.contributor.advisorNothnagel, G., Dr
dc.contributor.authorDe Beer, Frederik C.
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-06T08:53:15Z
dc.date.available2018-09-06T08:53:15Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10394/30900
dc.identifier.urihttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-9810-6038
dc.descriptionDPhil (Chemical Engineering), North-West University, Potchefstroom Campusen_US
dc.description.abstractThe use of penetrating radiation for non-destructive investigations, through the use of radiography and tomography, provides for powerful research tools. Development of such experimental facilities, and the establishment of a local core capability to utilise it optimally, can enrich the research scope of many scientific and engineering disciplines significantly. This thesis describes the design and development of such national facilities for both neutrons and X-rays at the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation SOC Ltd. (Necsa) and the subsequent building of capacity for research support to users of a number of disciplines. Aspects of localisation of the technology are described and the value proposition of the facilities and research capacity is demonstrated by three application examples from important South African research areas, namely palaeontology, a vibrant research field in South Africa, hydrogen fuel cell research, a sub-discipline of the field of a hydrogen economy in general, and in nuclear materials.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherNorth-West Universityen_US
dc.subjectSouth African Nuclear Energy Corporation SOC Ltd. (Necsa)en_US
dc.subjectSAFARI-1 nuclear research reactoren_US
dc.subjectNeutron radiography (NRAD)en_US
dc.subjectX-Ray radiography (XRAD)en_US
dc.subjectComputed Tomography (CT)en_US
dc.subjectMicro-focus X-ray computed tomography (?XCT)en_US
dc.titleNeutron and X-ray tomography as research tools for applied research in South Africaen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.thesistypeDoctoralen_US
dc.contributor.researchID10059571 - Waanders, Frans Boudewijn (Supervisor)


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