Non-destructive evaluation (NDE) methods to be applied
Non-destructive methods for materials characterisation are based on physical principles that are correlated to macroscopic physical properties and microscopic effects. The non-destructive characterisation will be performed by means of micromagnetic, electrical and ultrasonic methods in various stages of material degradation caused by neutron irradiation. Micromagnetic techniques are used for the non-destructive characterisation of material properties of ferromagnetic materials (e.g. RPV steels).