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MPISI Publications

D. Marais, A.M. Venter, V. Luzin, ‘Alignment and Calibration Procedures of the Necsa Neutron Strain Scanner’, Materials Research Proceedings 4 (2018) 143-148 (http://dx.doi.org/10.21741/9781945291678-22)

D. Glaser, M. Newby, C. Polese, L. Berthe, A.M. Venter, D. Marais, J.P. Nobre, G. Styger, S. Paddea, S.N. van Staden, ‘Evaluation of Residual Stresses Introduced by Laser Shock Peening in Steel using Different Measurement Techniques’, Materials Research Proceedings 4 (2018) 45-50 (http://dx.doi.org/10.21741/9781945291678-7)

L.S. Anderson, A.M. Venter, B. Vrancken, D. Marais, J. van Humbeeck, T.H. Becker, ‘Investigating the Residual Stress Distribution in Selective Laser Melting Produced Ti-6Al-4V using Neutron Diffraction’, Materials Research Proceedings 4 (2018) 73-78 (http://dx.doi.org/10.21741/9781945291678-11)

F. Smith, J. Markgraaff, D.Marais, A.M. Venter, ‘Residual Stress Determination of Ductile Cast Iron by means of Neutron Diffraction’, Materials Research Proceedings 4 (2018) 79-84 (http://dx.doi.org/10.21741/9781945291678-12)

S.N van Staden, C. Polese, D. Glaser, J.-P. Nobre, A.M. Venter, D. Marais, J. Okasinski, J.-S. Park, ‘Measurement of Residual Stresses in Different Thicknesses of Laser Shock Peened Aluminium Alloy Samples’, Materials Research Proceedings 4 (2018) 117-122 (http://dx.doi.org/10.21741/9781945291678-18)

D Marais, AM Venter, J. Markgraaff and J James, Sample positioning in neutron diffraction experiments using a multi-material fiducial marker. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research 841 (2017) 12–16. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2016.10.020)

A.M. Venter, D. Marais, V. Luzin.  Benchmarking studies of the MPISI Material Science Diffractometer at SAFARI-1.  Materials Research Proceedings 2 (2016) 413-418 (http://dx.doi.org/10.21741/9781945291173-70)

D Marais, AM Venter and J. Markgraaff, Optimization of counting time using count statistics on a diffraction beamline. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research A818 (2016) 32–37. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nima.2016.02.035)

D Marais, AM Venter and J Markgraaff, Data processing at The South African Nuclear Energy Corporation SOC Ltd (Necsa) neutron diffraction facility. Proceedings of SAIP2015. (2016) 198-203. (ISBN: 978-0-620-70714-5)

A.M. Venter, Non-destructive characterization of materials and components with neutron and X-ray diffraction methods, The Journal of The Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy 115 (2015) 925-930.

Andrew M. Venter, Vladimir Luzin, Marco A.G. Andreoli, Sandra Piazolo4 and Tshegofatso Moipolai, Non-destructive residual stress investigations of natural polycrystalline Diamonds, Advanced Materials Research 996 (2014) 969-974.

Andrew M. Venter, O. Philip Oladijo, Lesley A. Cornish and Natasha Sacks, Characterisation of the residual stresses in HVOF WC-Co coatings and substrates, Materials Science Forum 768-769 (2014) 280-285.

O.P. Oladijo, A.M. Venter, L.A. Cornish, Correlation between residual stress and abrasive wear of WC–17Co coatings, International Journal of Refractory Metals and Hard Materials 44 (2014) 68–76.

Development and Applications of Residual Stress Measurements Using neutron beams, IAEA Technical Review Series No. 477 (2014), Editor D Ridikas.

Andrew M Venter, Vladimir Luzin, O Philip Oladijo, Lesley A Cornish and Natasha Sacks, Study of interactive stresses in thin WC-Co coating of thick mild steel substrate using high-precision neutron diffraction, Materials Science Forum (2014) 772 161-165.

TB Moipolai, AM Venter, TP Ntsoane, MAG Andreoli and SH Connell, Non-destructive investigation of a polycrystalline carbonado Diamond, SA Institute of Physics 2012, 126 – 131.

AM Venter, Measurement of residual stress by diffraction techniques, SA Institute of Physics 2012 550 – 555.

Andrew M. Venter, O. Philip Oladijo, Vladimir Luzin, Lesley A. Cornish, Natasha Sacks, Performance characterization of metallic substrates coated by HVOF WC–Co, Thin Solid Films 549 (2013) 330–339.

O.P. Oladijo, N. Sacks, L.A. Cornish, A.M. Venter, Effect of substrate on the 3 body abrasion wear of HVOF WC-17wt%Co coatings, 

Andrew M Venter, Thilo Pirling, Thomas Buslaps, O Phillip Oladijo, Axel Steuwer, Tshepo P Ntsoane, Lesley A Cornish and Natasha Sacks, Systematic investigation of residual strains associated with WC-Co coatings sprayed onto metal substrates, Surface & Coatings technology 206 (2012) 4011 – 4020.

MPISI Conference contributions

Keynote lectures creating awareness of, and promoting,  the techniques amongst potential users

AM Venter: Non-destructive characterisation of materials and components with neutron and X-ray diffraction Methods, Proceedings of the Nuclear Materials Development Network Conference, 28-30 October 2015.

AM Venter: Complementarity of Neutrons and X-rays, Pan African and South African Conference on Crystallography within the 2014 International Year of Crystallography commemoration program of UNESCO and the IUCr (International Union of crystallography), 14 to 17 October 2014.

Promoting international visibility of the SA capabilities

A.M. Venter, D. Marais, C.J. Raaths, PR van Heerden, M. Hayes and Z Sentsho, Modernised Neutron diffraction facilities at SAFARI-1, 2nd Asia-Oceania conference on neutron scattering (AOCNS 2015), Manly, Australia, 18 – 23 July 2015.

AM Venter, D Marais, JC Raaths and PR van Heerden, MPISI: New material science diffractometer at SAFARI-1, MECASENS 2015,  Grenoble, France, 30 September – 2 October 2015.

AM Venter, Depth-resolved residual stress analyses using diffraction techniques, 1st African Light Source Workshop and Conference, ESRF Grenoble, 16-20 November 2015.

D. Marais, A.M.Venter, Towards near real-time data analysis and instrument calibration at the Necsa neutron strain scanner, New Opportunities for Better User Groups (NOBUGS2014), Tsukuba, Japan, 24-26 September 2014.

Non-specialist lectures

AM Venter, Neutron diffraction facilities MPISI and PITSI at SAFARI-1, 58th  annual conference of the South African Institute of Physics, 30 June to 03 July 2015. Invited non-specialist lecture.

AM Venter, Measurement of residual stress by diffraction techniques, 57th annual conference of the South African Institute of Physics, 10- 14 July 2012. Invited non-specialist lecture.

Specialist lectures

JC Raaths, PR van Heerden, D Marais, AM Venter. Safety systems at the SAFARI-1 neutron diffraction facility. Abstract and Oral presentation. NOBUGS 11 conference. 17-19 October 2016. Copenhagen, Denmark.

D Marais, AM Venter and J Markgraaff, Data reduction at the Necsa neutron diffraction facility, 58th Annual Conference of the South African Institute of Physics, 30 June to 03 July 2015.

AM Venter, D Marais, TP Ntsoane, Texture capabilities at Necsa’s diffraction facilities, Formability, microstructure and texture in metal alloys conference,17 – 19 September 2015, Rondebosch Cape Town.

AM Venter, Probing Techniques and Diagnostics, SAIP Winter School of the 57th Annual Conference of the SA Institute of Physics, 9th July, 2012. Specialist lecture.