Measurement of chlorine concentration on steel surfaces via fiber-optic laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy in double-pulse configuration

X. Xiao, S. Le Berre, D. G. Fobar, M. Burger, P. J. Skrodzki, K. C. Hartig, Arthur Thompson Motta, I. Jovanovic

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

7 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The corrosive environment provided by chlorine ions on the welds of stainless steel dry cask storage canisters for used nuclear fuel may contribute to the occurrence of stress corrosion cracking. We demonstrate the use of fiber-optic laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (FOLIBS) in the double-pulse (DP) configuration for high-sensitivity, remote measurement of the surface concentrations of chlorine compatible in constrained space and challenging environment characteristic for dry cask storage systems. Chlorine surface concentrations as low as 5 mg/m2 have been detected and quantified by use of a laboratory-based and a fieldable DP FOLIBS setup with the calibration curve approach. The compact final optics assembly in the fieldable setup is interfaced via two 25-m long optical fibers for high-power laser pulse delivery and plasma emission collection and can be readily integrated into a multi-sensor robotic delivery system for in-situ inspection of dry cask storage systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)44-52
Number of pages9
JournalSpectrochimica Acta - Part B Atomic Spectroscopy
Volume141
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2018

Fingerprint

Laser induced breakdown spectroscopy
laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy
Steel
Chlorine
Fiber optics
chlorine
fiber optics
steels
delivery
configurations
pulses
cans
stress corrosion cracking
Caustics
nuclear fuels
aerospace environments
Stainless Steel
High power lasers
Nuclear fuels
Stress corrosion cracking

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Instrumentation
  • Spectroscopy

Cite this

@article{4b7b8b5a0f74405f85bd66eda45b53cf,
title = "Measurement of chlorine concentration on steel surfaces via fiber-optic laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy in double-pulse configuration",
abstract = "The corrosive environment provided by chlorine ions on the welds of stainless steel dry cask storage canisters for used nuclear fuel may contribute to the occurrence of stress corrosion cracking. We demonstrate the use of fiber-optic laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (FOLIBS) in the double-pulse (DP) configuration for high-sensitivity, remote measurement of the surface concentrations of chlorine compatible in constrained space and challenging environment characteristic for dry cask storage systems. Chlorine surface concentrations as low as 5 mg/m2 have been detected and quantified by use of a laboratory-based and a fieldable DP FOLIBS setup with the calibration curve approach. The compact final optics assembly in the fieldable setup is interfaced via two 25-m long optical fibers for high-power laser pulse delivery and plasma emission collection and can be readily integrated into a multi-sensor robotic delivery system for in-situ inspection of dry cask storage systems.",
author = "X. Xiao and {Le Berre}, S. and Fobar, {D. G.} and M. Burger and Skrodzki, {P. J.} and Hartig, {K. C.} and Motta, {Arthur Thompson} and I. Jovanovic",
year = "2018",
month = "3",
day = "1",
doi = "10.1016/j.sab.2018.01.003",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "141",
pages = "44--52",
journal = "Spectrochimica Acta, Part B: Atomic Spectroscopy",
issn = "0584-8547",
publisher = "Elsevier",

}

Measurement of chlorine concentration on steel surfaces via fiber-optic laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy in double-pulse configuration. / Xiao, X.; Le Berre, S.; Fobar, D. G.; Burger, M.; Skrodzki, P. J.; Hartig, K. C.; Motta, Arthur Thompson; Jovanovic, I.

In: Spectrochimica Acta - Part B Atomic Spectroscopy, Vol. 141, 01.03.2018, p. 44-52.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - Measurement of chlorine concentration on steel surfaces via fiber-optic laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy in double-pulse configuration

AU - Xiao, X.

AU - Le Berre, S.

AU - Fobar, D. G.

AU - Burger, M.

AU - Skrodzki, P. J.

AU - Hartig, K. C.

AU - Motta, Arthur Thompson

AU - Jovanovic, I.

PY - 2018/3/1

Y1 - 2018/3/1

N2 - The corrosive environment provided by chlorine ions on the welds of stainless steel dry cask storage canisters for used nuclear fuel may contribute to the occurrence of stress corrosion cracking. We demonstrate the use of fiber-optic laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (FOLIBS) in the double-pulse (DP) configuration for high-sensitivity, remote measurement of the surface concentrations of chlorine compatible in constrained space and challenging environment characteristic for dry cask storage systems. Chlorine surface concentrations as low as 5 mg/m2 have been detected and quantified by use of a laboratory-based and a fieldable DP FOLIBS setup with the calibration curve approach. The compact final optics assembly in the fieldable setup is interfaced via two 25-m long optical fibers for high-power laser pulse delivery and plasma emission collection and can be readily integrated into a multi-sensor robotic delivery system for in-situ inspection of dry cask storage systems.

AB - The corrosive environment provided by chlorine ions on the welds of stainless steel dry cask storage canisters for used nuclear fuel may contribute to the occurrence of stress corrosion cracking. We demonstrate the use of fiber-optic laser-induced breakdown spectroscopy (FOLIBS) in the double-pulse (DP) configuration for high-sensitivity, remote measurement of the surface concentrations of chlorine compatible in constrained space and challenging environment characteristic for dry cask storage systems. Chlorine surface concentrations as low as 5 mg/m2 have been detected and quantified by use of a laboratory-based and a fieldable DP FOLIBS setup with the calibration curve approach. The compact final optics assembly in the fieldable setup is interfaced via two 25-m long optical fibers for high-power laser pulse delivery and plasma emission collection and can be readily integrated into a multi-sensor robotic delivery system for in-situ inspection of dry cask storage systems.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85041486691&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=85041486691&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1016/j.sab.2018.01.003

DO - 10.1016/j.sab.2018.01.003

M3 - Article

VL - 141

SP - 44

EP - 52

JO - Spectrochimica Acta, Part B: Atomic Spectroscopy

JF - Spectrochimica Acta, Part B: Atomic Spectroscopy

SN - 0584-8547

ER -