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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).