Dr. Arthur T. Motta

138 Reber Building
University Park, PA 16802

(814) 865-0036

atm2@psu.edu

Publications

Master Publication List

2017

Michael J. Brova, Ece Alat, Mark A. Pauley, Rachel Sherbondy, Arthur T. Motta, Douglas E. Wolfe "Undoped and ytterbium-doped titanium aluminum nitride coatings for improved oxidation behavior of nuclear fuel cladding", Surface & Coatings Technology 331 (2017) 163-171.


B. Ensor, A.M. Lucente, M.J. Frederick, J. Sutliff, and A. T. Motta "The role of hydrogen in zirconium alloy corrosion", Journal of Nuclear Materials 496 (2017) 301-312.


Christopher J. Ulmer, and Arthur T. Motta "Modeling thermal spike driven reactions at low temperature and application to zirconium carbide radiation damage", Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research B 410 (2017) 200–206.


Brendan Ensor, Michael Moorehead, John R. Seidensticker, Adrien Couet, and Arthur T. Motta "XANES Study of Fe and Nb Oxidation in Zr-2.5Nb Oxide Layers", Winter ANS meeting, 2017.


C.J. Lissenden, S. Choi, H. Cho, A. Motta, K. Hartig, X. Xiao, S. Le Berre, S. Brennan, K. Reichard, R. Leary, B. McNelly, and I. Jovanovic "Toward Robotic Inspection of Dry Storage Casks for Spent Nuclear Fuel", Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology, Vol 139, June 2017.


Mahmut N. Cinbiz, Donald A. Koss, Arthur T. Motta, Jun-Sang Park, and Jonathan D. Almer "In situ synchrotron X-ray diffraction study of hydrides in Zircaloy-4 during thermomechanical cycling", Journal of Nuclear Material, 487 (2017) 247-259.


X. Xiao, S. Le Berre, K.C. Hartig, A.T. Motta, and I. Jovanivoc "Surrogate Measurement of Chlorine Concentration on Steel Surfaces by Alkali Element Detection via Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy", Spectrochimica Acta Part B: Atomic Spectroscopy, 130 (2017) 67-74.


Adrien Couet, Arthur T.Motta, Antoine Ambard, Didier Livigni, "In-situ electrochemical impedance spectroscopy measurements of zirconium alloy oxide conductivity: relationship to hydrogen pickup", Corrosion Science, 119 (2017) 1-13


2016

X. Xiao, K.C. Hartig, S. Le Berre, A. T. Motta, I. Jovanovic “Quantitative Determination of Chlorine Concentration by Measurement of Sodium Deposited on Steel via Laser-Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy”, Transactions of the American Nuclear Society, Vol. 115, Las Vegas, NV, November 6–10, 2016.


C.J. Lissenden, S. Choi, H. Cho, A. Motta, K. Hartig, X. Xiao, S. Le Berre, S. Brennan, K. Reichard, R. Leary, B. McNelly, and I. Jovanovic "Robotic Inspection of Dry Storage Casks for Spent Nuclear Fuel", ASME 2016 Pressure Vessels & Piping Conference, July 17-21, 2016.


Yan Dong, Arthur T. Motta, and Emmanuelle A. Marquis, "Multi-scale Characterization of Oxidized Zirconium Alloys", Microsc. Microanal., 22 (Suppl 3), 2016


M.S. Elbakhshwan, S.K. Gill, A.T. Motta, R. Weidner, T. Anderson, and L.E. Ecker "Sample environment for in situ synchrotron corrosion studies of materials in extreme environments,” Review of Scientific Instruments, 87, (2016) 1-8.


E. Alat, A.T. Motta, R.J. Comstock, J.M. Partezana, and D.E. Wolfe "Multilayer (TiN, TiAlN) ceramic coatings for nuclear fuel cladding," Journal of Nuclear Materials, 478, (2016) 236-244.


M.N. Cinbiz, D.A. Koss, and A.T. Motta "The influence of stress state on the reorientation of hydrides in a zirconium alloy," Journal of Nuclear Materials, 477, (2016) 157-164.


M. Desormeaux, B. Rouxel, A.T. Motta, M. Kirk, C. Bisor, Y. de Carlan, and A. Legris "Development of radiation damage during in-situ Kr++ irradiation of Fe-Ni-Cr model austenitic steels," Journal of Nuclear Materials, 475, (2016) 156-167.


E. Lacroix and A.T. Motta "Validation of BISON Calculation of Hydrogen Distribution by Comparison to Experiment", TMS2016 Annual Meeting Supplemental Proceedings, The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society, (2016) 263-272


2015

M.G.Mankosa, C.J.Piotrowski, M.N.Avramova, A.T. Motta, and K.N.Ivanov,S.Stafford, and R.L.Williamson "Anisotropic Azimuthal Power and Temperature Distribution as a Driving Force for Hydrogen Redistribution", NURETH-16, Chicago, IL, August 30-September 4, 2015.


J. Romero, J. Partezana, R.J. Comstock, L. Hallstadius, A. Motta, and A. Couet "Evolution of Hydrogen Pickup Fraction with Oxidation Rate on Zirconium Alloys", Westinghouse Electric Company LLC, (2015).


A. Couet, A.T. Motta, and A. Ambard "The coupled current charge compensation model for zirconium alloy fuel cladding oxidation: I. Parabolic oxidation of zirconium alloys," Corrosion Science, 100, (2015) 73-84.

J-Y. Park, I-H. Kim, A.T. Motta, C.J. Ulmer, M.A. Kirk Jr., E.A. Ryan, and P.M. Baldo "Irradiation-induced disordering and amorphization of Al3Ti-based intermetallic compounds," Journal of Nuclear Materials, 467, (2015) 601-606.

E. Alat, A.T. Motta, R.J. Comstock, J.M. Partezana, and D.E. Wolfe, "Ceramic Coating for Corrosion (C3) Resistance of Nuclear Fuel Cladding," Surface & Coatings Technology, 281, (2015) 133-143.

C.J. Ulmer, A.T. Motta, and M.A. Kirk, "In situ ion irradiation of zirconium carbide," Journal of Nuclear Materials, 466, (2015) 606-614.

C. Topbasi, D. Kaoumi, A.T. Motta, and M.A. Kirk, “Microstructural Evolution in NF616 (P92) and Fe-9Cr-0.1C-model Alloy under Heavy Ion Irradiation”, Journal of Nuclear Materials, 466, (2015) 179-186.

M.N. Cinbiz, D.A. Koss, and A.T. Motta, “The Effect of Stress Biaxiality on Hydride Reorientation Threshold Stress”, ANS LWR Fuel Performance Meeting, TopFuel 2015, September 13-17, 2015, Zurich, Switzerland, paper A0151.

B.M. Ensor, A. T. Motta, R. Bajaj, J.R. Seidensticker, and Z. Cai, “XANES Analysis of Iron in Zircaloy-4 Oxides Formed at Different Temperatures Studied with Microbeam Synchrotron Radiation”, ANS LWR Fuel Performance Meeting, TopFuel 2015, September 13-17, 2015, Zurich, Switzerland, paper A0191.

A.T. Motta, A. Couet, and R. J. Comstock, “Corrosion of Zirconium Alloys for Nuclear Fuel Cladding”, Annual Review of Materials Research, 45, (2015) 311-343.

Y. Liu, I. Bhamji, P.J. Withers, D.E. Wolfe, A.T. Motta, and M. Preuss, "Evaluation of the interfacial shear strength and residual stress of TiAlN coating on ZIRLOTM fuel cladding using a modified shear-lag model approach," Journal of Nuclear Materials (2015), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jnucmat.2015.06.003

D.J. Spengler, A. T. Motta, R. Bajaj, J.R. Seidensticker and Z. Cai, "Characterization of Zircaloy-4 corrosion films using microbeam synchrotron radiation," Journal of Nuclear Materials, 464, (2015) 107-118.

B. de Gabory, Y. Dong, A.T. Motta, and E.A. Marquis, "EELS and atom probe tomography study of the evolution of the metal/oxide interface during zirconium alloy oxidation," Journal of Nuclear Materials, 462, (2015) 304-309.

T.R. Allen, D. Kaoumi, J.P. Wharry, Z. Jiao, C. Topbasi, A. Kohnert, L. Barnard, A. Certain, K.G. Field, G.S. Was, D.L. Morgan, A.T. Motta, B.D. Wirth, and Y. Yang, "Characterization of microstructure and property evolution in advanced cladding and duct: Materials exposed to high dose and elevated temperature," Journal of Materials Research, 30, (2015) 1246-1274.

O. Courty, A. T. Motta, C. J. Piotrowski, and J. D. Almer, "Hydride precipitation kinetics in Zircaloy-4 studied using synchrotron X-ray diffraction," Journal of Nuclear Materials, 461, (2015) 180-185.

B. de Gabory, A. T. Motta, and K. Wang, "Transmission electron microscopy characterization of Zircaloy-4 and ZIRLO oxide layers." Journal of Nuclear Materials, 456, (2015) 272-280.


2014

C. Dances, C. Piotrowski, M. Mankosa, A. Motta, M. Avramova, and K. Ivanov, “Anisotropic Azimuthal Power and Temperature Distribution Impact on Hydride Distribution”, 2014 ANS Winter Meeting and Nuclear Technology Expo, November 9-13, 2014, Anaheim, CA.

A. Couet, A. T. Motta, and R. J. Comstock, “Effect of Alloying Elements on Hydrogen Pickup in Zirconium Alloys,” Zirconium in the Nuclear Industry: 17th International Symposium, STP 1543, Robert Comstock and Pierre Barberis, Eds., pp. 479–509, doi:10.1520/STP154320120215, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA 2014.

K. Colas, A. T. Motta, M. R. Daymond, and J. Almer, “Mechanisms of Hydride Reorientation in Zircaloy-4 Studied in Situ,” Zirconium in the Nuclear Industry: 17th International Symposium, STP 1543, Robert Comstock and Pierre Barberis, Eds., pp. 1107–1137, doi:10.1520/STP154320120168, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA 2014.

A. Couet, A. T. Motta, R. J. Comstock, and A. Ambard, "Oxide electronic conductivity and hydrogen pickup fraction in Zr alloys," in 2014 Annual Meeting on Transactions of the American Nuclear Society and Embedded Topical Meeting: Nuclear Fuels and Structural Materials for the Next Generation Nuclear Reactors, NSFM 2014, June 15, 2014 - June 19, 2014, Reno, NV, United states, 2014, pp. 845-848.

A. Couet, A. T. Motta, B. de Gabory, and Z. Cai, "Microbeam X-ray Absorption Near-Edge Spectroscopy study of the oxidation of Fe and Nb in zirconium alloy oxide layers," Journal of Nuclear Materials, 452, (2014) 614-627.

A. Couet, A. T. Motta, and R. J. Comstock, "Hydrogen Pickup Measurements in Zirconium Alloys: Relation to Oxidation Kinetics," Journal of Nuclear Materials, 451, (2014) 1-13.

O. Courty, A. T. Motta, and J. D. Hales, "Modeling and simulation of hydrogen behavior in Zircaloy-4 fuel cladding," Journal of Nuclear Materials, 452, (2014) 311-320.


2013

I. J. Davis, O. F. Courty, M. N. Avramova, A. T. Motta, and K. N. Ivanov, “High-Fidelity Multi-Physics Coupling for Prediction of Anisotropic Power and Temperature Distributions in Fuel Rod: Impact on Hydride Distribution.” The 15th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Reactor Thermal-Hydraulics, NURETH-15, 491, May 2013, Pisa, Italy.

B. de Gabory and A. T. Motta, “Structure of Zircaloy 4 Oxides Formed during Autoclave Corrosion”, ANS LWR Fuel Performance Meeting, TopFuel 2013, September 2013, Charlotte, NC, paper #8584.

J. Bischoff, A. T. Motta, C. Eichfeld, R. J. Comstock, G. Cao, and T. R. Allen, "Corrosion of ferritic-martensitic steels in steam and supercritical water," Journal of Nuclear Materials, 2013, 441, Issues 1–3, October 2013, 604-611.

Y. Dong, A. T. Motta, E. A. Marquis, "Atom probe tomography study of alloying element distributions in Zr alloys and their oxides", Journal of Nuclear Materials, 442, Issues 1–3, November 2013, Pages 270-281.

K. B. Colas, A. T. Motta, M. R. Daymond, J. D. Almer, “Effect of thermo-mechanical cycling on zirconium hydride reorientation studied in situ with synchrotron X-ray diffraction,” Journal of Nuclear Materials 440 (2013) 586-595.


2012

Motta, A. T. and Chen, Long-Qing. "Hydride Formation in Zirconium Alloys," The Journal of The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society, 64, (2012) 1403-1408. DOI 10.1007/s11837-012-0479-x

Allen, T. R., R. J. M. Konings, A. T. Motta, and J. M. K. Rudy, Editor-in-Chief, "5.03 - Corrosion of Zirconium Alloys," in Comprehensive Nuclear Materials, Oxford: Elsevier (2012) 49-68.

Bischoff, J. and A. T. Motta, "Oxidation behavior of ferritic-martensitic and ODS steels in supercritical water," Journal of Nuclear Materials 424, (2012) 261-276.

Raynaud, P. A., D. A. Koss, and A. T. Motta, "Crack growth in the through-thickness direction of hydrided thin-wall Zircaloy sheet," Journal of Nuclear Materials 420 (2012) 69-82.

Bischoff, J. and A. T. Motta, "EFTEM and EELS analysis of the oxide layer formed on HCM12A exposed to SCW," Journal of Nuclear Materials 430 (2012) 171-180.

Couet, A., A. T. Motta, R. J. Comstock, and R. L. Paul, "Cold neutron prompt gamma activation analysis, a non-destructive technique for hydrogen level assessment in zirconium alloys," Journal of Nuclear Materials 425 (2012) 211-217.

Topbasi, C., A. T. Motta, and M. Kirk, "In Situ Study of Heavy Ion Induced Radiation Damage in NF616 (P92) Alloy," Journal of Nuclear Materials 425 (2012) 48-53.


2011

Desquines, J., D. A. Koss, A. T. Motta, B. Cazalis, and M. Petit, "The issue of stress state during mechanical tests to assess cladding performance during a reactivity-initiated accident (RIA)," Journal of Nuclear Materials 412 (2011) 250-267.

Motta, A. T., "Waterside Corrosion in Zirconium Alloys," Journal of Metals 63 (2011) 59-63.

Bisor-Melloul, C., M. Tupin, P. Bossis, J. Chene, J. L. Bechade, and A. Motta, “Understanding of Hydriding Mechanisms during Corrosion in PWR Simulated Conditions and Influence of Zirconium Hydrides on Corrosion,” Revue Génerale Nucléaire, 2011 (2) March-April, 111-116.

Colas, K. B., A. T. Motta, M. R. Daymond, M. Kerr, and J. D. Almer, “Hydride Platelet Reorientation in Zircaloy Studied with Synchrotron Radiation Diffraction,” Journal of ASTM International, Vol. 8, No. 1 (2011) paper ID JAI103033.


2010

Bischoff, J., A. T. Motta, C. Eichfeld, R. J. Comstock, G. Cao, and T. R. Allen, “Corrosion of Ferritic‐Martensitic Steels in Steam and Supercritical Water,” Nuclear Fuels and Structural Materials, 2010, submitted to Journal of Nuclear Materials.

Colas, K. B., A. T. Motta, J. D. Almer, M. R. Daymond, M. Kerr, A. D. Banchik, P. Vizcaino, and J. R. Santisteban, "In situ study of hydride precipitation kinetics and re-orientation in Zircaloy using synchrotron radiation," Acta Materialia 58 (2010) 6575-6583.


2009

Bischoff, J., A. T. Motta, X. Ren, and T. R. Allen, "Comparison of the oxide structure formed on 9CrODS and NF616 in Supercritical water," 14th International Conference on Environmental Degradation of Materials in Nuclear Power Systems-Water Reactors, Virginia Beach, 2009.

Bentley, J., D. T. Hoelzer, J. T. Busby, A. G. Certain, T. R. Allen, D. Kaoumi, A. T. Motta, amd M. A. Kirk, "TEM Characterization of Crept and Irradiated Nano-structured Ferritic Alloys," Microscopy and Microanalysis, Vol. 15, Issue S2 (2009) 1350.

Kirk, M. A., P. M. Baldo, A. C. Y. Liu, E. A. Ryan, R. C. Birtcher, Z. Yao, S. Xu, M. L. Jenkins, M. Hernandez-Mayoral, D. Kaoumi, and A. T. Motta, "In situ transmission electron microscopy and ion irradiation of ferritic materials," Microscopy Research and Technique 72 (2009) 182-186.

Kaoumi, D., A. Motta, and M. Kirk, "Microstructure Evolution of Fe-9Cr-0.1C and Fe-12Cr-0.1C Model Martensitic Steels Ion-Irradiated In-Situ in a TEM," 138th Annual Meeting and Exhibition of the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS 2009), Symposium on Microstructural Processes in Irradiated Materials. Moscone West Convention Center, San Francisco, California (USA), 15-19 Feb 2009.

Kaoumi, D., A. T. Motta, M. Kirk, T. Faney, and B. Wirth, "Microstructure Evolution of a Model F/M Steel Irradiated with Ions In-Situ in a TEM and Modeling," EMMM09 (Electron Microscopy and Multiscale Modeling), Zurich, Switzerland, 27-30th October 2009.

Daum, R. S., Y. S. Chu, and A. T. Motta, “Identification and Quantification of hydride phases in Zircaloy-4 cladding using Synchrotron radiation Diffraction,” Journal of Nuclear Materials, 392 (3) (2009) 453-463.

Bischoff, J., A. T. Motta, Y. Chen, and T. R. Allen, "Oxidation of 9CrODS Exposed to Supercritical Water," Proceedings of the NACE 2009 Corrosion Conference, Atlanta, Ga, paper #09248.

Siwy, A. D., T. E. Clark, and A. T. Motta, “Transmission Electron Microscopy of oxide development on 9Cr ODS in Supercritical water,” Journal of Nuclear Materials, 392 (2009) 280–285.

Bischoff, J., A. T. Motta, and R. J. Comstock, “Evolution of the Oxide Structure of 9CrODS Exposed to Supercritical Water,” Journal of Nuclear Materials, 392 (2009) 272–279.


2008

Kaoumi, D., A. T. Motta, R. C. Birtcher, M. Kirk, and P. Baldo, "In Situ Studies of Phase Stability and Microstructure Evolution in Metal Alloys Under Ion Irradiation in the IVEM at ANL," In-Situ TEM-Ion Accelerator Techniques in the Study of Radiation Damage in Solids Workshop at the University of Salford, 2008.

Motta, A. and André Pineau, “Sommaire sur le RIA et Evaluation de la Strategie IRSN,” rapport, rédigé pour la Commission des Essais Globaux, le 4 février 2008.

Colas, K., A. Motta, M. Daymond, J. Santisteban, P. Vizcaino, D. Banchik, and Y. Chu, "Kinetics of Hydride Precipitation in Zr alloys Using Synchrotron Radiation," accepted for CIAM Workshop in the VII Meeting of the Brazilian Society for Research in Materials (SBPMat), Guaruja, Brazil, 2008.

Motta, A. T., J. Bischoff, A. Siwy, M. J. Gomes da Silva, R. J. Comstock, Z. Cai, and B. Lai, “Characterization of Oxide Layers Formed During Corrosion in Supercritical Water,” Proceedings of the 17th NACE International Corrosion Congress, Las Vegas, October 2008, paper #4868.

Flanagan, M. E., D. A. Koss, and A. T. Motta, “The Influence of Hydrogen on the Deformation Behavior of Zircaloy-4”, Proceedings of the 2008 Water Reactor Fuel Performance Meeting, October 19-23, 2008, Seoul, Korea.

Bischoff, J., A. T. Motta, L. Tan, and T. R. Allen, “Influence of Alloy Microstructure on Oxide Growth in HCM12A in Supercritical Water,” Materials Research Society (MRS) Proceedings Symposium R: Materials for Future Fusion and Fission Technologies, 2008, paper ID R # 519941.

Kaoumi, D., A. Motta, and M. Kirk, “Characterization and In-Situ Ion-Irradiation of MA957 ODS Steel,” Transactions of the American Nuclear Society, v 98, Embedded Topical Meetings: Nuclear Fuels and Structural Materials for the Next Generation Nuclear Reactors, NFSM, 2008, 1113-1114.

Kunkle, J., A. T. Motta, R. J. Comstock, and P. Hosemann, “Characterization of HT-9 Ferritic-Martensitic Steels Oxidized in Lead Bismuth Eutectic,” Transactions of the American Nuclear Society, v 98, Embedded Topical Meetings: Nuclear Fuels and Structural Materials for the Next Generation Nuclear Reactors, NFSM, 2008, 1115-1116.

Kaoumi, D., A. T. Motta, and R. C. Birtcher, “A Thermal Spike Model of Grain Growth under Irradiation,” Journal of Applied Physics, 104 (2008) 073525 (also October 20, 2008 issue of Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology).

Kaoumi, D., A. T. Motta, and R. C. Birtcher, “Influence of alloying elements on grain-growth in Zr(Fe), and Cu(Fe) thin-films under in situ ion irradiation,” Journal of Nuclear Materials, 382, n 2-3, Dec 1, 2008, 184-189.

Motta, A. T., M. J. Gomes da Silva, A. Yilmazbayhan, R. J. Comstock, J. Ilavsky, Z. Cai, and B. Lai, “Microstructural Characterization of Oxides Formed on Model Zr Alloys Using Synchrotron Radiation,” Journal of ASTM International, 2008, vol. 5 no. 2, paper ID# JAI101257.

Raynaud, P. A., D. A. Koss, A. T. Motta, and K. S. Chan, “Fracture Toughness of Hydrided Zircaloy-4 Sheet Under Through-Thickness Crack Growth Conditions,” Journal of ASTM International, vol. 5 no. 1 (2008) paper ID# JAI101183.


2007

Kaoumi, D., A. T. Motta, and R. C. Birtcher, “Grain Growth in Nanocrystalline Metal Thin Films under In Situ Ion-Beam Irradiation,” Journal of ASTM International, vol 4 (8) 2007, paper ID # JAI100743.

Raynaud, P. A., D. A. Koss, A. T. Motta, and K. S. Chan, “Fracture of Hydrided Zircaloy-4 Sheet under Through-Thickness Crack Growth Conditions,” Proceedings of the 2007 International LWR Fuel Performance Meeting, San Francisco, California, September 30–October 3, 2007, Paper 1032.

Raynaud, P. A., M. J. Meholic, D. A. Koss, A. T. Motta, and K. S. Chan. “Influence of Hydride Microstructure on Through-Thickness Crack Growth in Zircaloy-4 Sheet,” Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Environmental Degradation of Materials in Nuclear Systems-Water Reactors, Whistler, Canada (2007) TMS.

Motta, A. T., A. D. Siwy, J. M. Kunkle, J. B. Bischoff, R. J. Comstock, Y. Chen, and T. R. Allen, “Microbeam Synchrotron radiation Diffraction and Fluorescence Study of Oxide Layers formed on 9CrODS steel in Supercritical Water,” Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Environmental Degradation of Materials in Nuclear Systems-Water Reactors, Whistler, Canada (2007) TMS.

Peng, Q., E. Gartner, J. T. Busby, A. T. Motta, and G. S. Was, “Corrosion Behavior of Model Zirconium Alloys in Deaerated Supercritical Water at 500ºC,” Corrosion, 63(6) (2007) 577-590.

Motta, A., A. Yilmazbayhan, M. Gomes da Silva, R. J. Comstock, G. Was, J. Busby, E. Gartner, Q. Peng, Y. H. Jeong, and J. Y. Park, “Zirconium Alloys for Supercritical Water Reactor Applications: Challenges and Possibilities,” Journal of Nuclear Materials, vol. 371 (1-3) (2007) 61-75.


2006

Yilmazbayhan, A., E. Breval, A. Motta, and R. Comstock, "Transmission Electron Microscopy Examination of Oxide Layers Formed in Zr Alloys," Journal of Nuclear Materials, vol. 349 (2006) 265-281.


2005

Kaoumi, D., A. Motta, and R. C. Birtcher, "Grain growth in Zr-Fe thin films during in situ ion irradiation in a TEM," Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research B, vol. 242 (2005) 490-493.

Kaoumi, D., A. T. Motta, and R. C. Birtcher, "Irradiation-Enhanced Second-Phase Precipitation in Zr-Fe Nanocrystalline Thin Films," MRS Symposium Proceedings, Boston, MA (2005) vol. 908E.

Olander, D. R. and A. T. Motta, "A New Book: Light Water Reactor Materials," Nuclear Engineering and Technology, vol. 37 (2005) 309-3316.

Yilmazbayhan, A., M. G. da Silva, A. Motta, H.-G. Kim, Y. H. Jeong, J.-Y. Park, R. Comstock, B. Lai, and Z. Cai, "Characterization of Oxides Formed on Zirconium Alloys in 360 C Water Using Microbeam Synchrotron Radiation," 12th International Conference on Environmental Degradation of Materials in Nuclear Systems-Water Reactors, Snowbird, UT (2005) TMS 201-210.

Jeong, Y. H., J. Y. Park, H. G. Kim, J. T. Busby, E. L. Gartner, M. Atzmon, G. S. Was, R. Comstock, M. Silva, and A. T. Motta, "Corrosion of zirconium based fuel cladding alloys in supercritical water," 12th International Conference on Environmental Degradation of Materials in Nuclear Power Systems- Water Reactors, Snowbird, UT (2005) TMS 1369-1377.

Motta, A. T., A. Yilmazbayhan, R. J. Comstock, J. Partezana, S. G.P., Z. Cai., and B. Lai, "Microstructure and Growth Mechanism of Oxide Layers Formed in Zr Alloys Studied with Micro Beam Synchrotron Radiation," Journal of ASTM International, vol. 2 (2005) Paper # JAI 12375.

Glendening, A., D. A. Koss, O. N. Pierron, A. T. Motta, and R. S. Daum, "Failure of Hydrided Zircaloy-4 Under Equal-Biaxial and Plane-Strain Tensile Deformation," Journal of ASTM International, vol. 2 (2005) Paper ID 12441.


2004

Motta, A. T., A. Yilmazbayhan, R. J. Comstock, B. Lai, and Z. Cai, "Using small x-ray beams to understand corrosion in nuclear fuel cladding," Proceedings of IMECE04, ASME Annual Conference, Anaheim, CA (2004) Paper Number 62475.

Yilmazbayhan, A., A. T. Motta, R. J. Comstock, G. P. Sabol, B. Lai, and Z. Cai, "Structure of Zirconium Alloy Oxides formed in pure water studied with Synchrotron radiation and optical microscopy: relation to corrosion rate," Journal of Nuclear Materials, vol. 324 (2004) 6-22.


2003

Pierron, O. N., D. A. Koss, A. T. Motta, and K. S. Chan, "The Influence of Hydride Blisters on Fracture of Zircaloy 4," Journal of Nuclear Materials, vol. 322 (2003) 21-35.

Yilmazbayhan, A., O. Delaire, A. T. Motta, R. C. Birtcher, J. M. Maser, and B. Lai, "Determination of the Alloying Content in the Matrix of Zr Alloys Using Synchrotron Radiation Microprobe X-Ray Fluorescence," Journal of Nuclear Materials, vol. 321 (2003) 221-232.

Cumblidge, S. E., A. T. Motta, G. L. Catchen, G. Brauer, and J. Bohmert, “Evidence for neutron irradiation-induced metallic precipitates in model alloys and pressure-vessel weld steel,” Journal of Nuclear Materials, vol. 320 (2003) 245-257.

Pierron, O. N., D. A. Koss, and A. T. Motta, “Tensile Specimen Geometry and the Constitutive Behavior of Zircaloy 4,” Journal of Nuclear Materials 312 (2003) 257-261.

Daum, R. S., D. W. Bates, D. A. Koss, and A. T. Motta, "The influence of a hydrided layer on the fracture of Zircaloy-4 cladding tubes," International Conference on Hydrogen Effects on Material Behavior and Corrosion Deformation Interactions, Sep 22-26, 2002, Moran, WY, United States (2003) Minerals, Metals and Materials Society, Warrendale, PA 15086, United States, 249-258.


2002

Motta, A. T., R. A. Holt, and U. Colak, "Irradiation growth in Zirconium Alloys at Low Temperatures by Direct Athermal Deposition of vacancies at Extended Sinks," in Proceedings of the 11th International Symposium on Reactor Dosimetry, Brussels, Belgium (2002) 278.

Pierron, O. N., D. A. Koss, A. T. Motta, R. S. Daum, K. S. Chan, “Failure of Zircaloy-4 Sheet Containing Hydride Blisters,” Proceedings of the Nuclear Safety Research Conference, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, November 2002.

Poynor, N., S. E. Cumblidge, R. L. Rasera, G. L. Catchen, and A. T. Motta, “Hyperfine Interactions of 181Ta in Zr2Ni Observed Using PAC Spectroscopy,” Hyperfine Interactions, 136(3) (2002) 549-553.

Motta, A. T., K. T. Erwin, O. Delaire, R. C. Birtcher, Y. Chu, J. Maser, D. Mancini, and B. Lai, “Synchrotron Radiation Study of Second Phase Particles and Alloying Elements in Zircaloy-4,” 13th International Symposium on Zirconium in the Nuclear Industry, ASTM STP 1423 (2002) 59-76.

Daum, R. S., S. Majumdar, M. C. Billone, D. W. Bates, D. A. Koss, and A. T. Motta, “On the Embrittlement of Zircaloy-4 under RIA Relevant Conditions,” 13th International Symposium on Zirconium in the Nuclear Industry, ASTM STP 1423 (2002) 696-713.

Daum, R. S., S. Majumdar, H. Tsai, T. S. Bray, D. A. Koss, A. T. Motta, and M. C. Billone, “Mechanical Property Testing of Irradiated Zircaloy Cladding under Reactor Transient Conditions,” Small Specimen Test Techniques: Fourth Volume, ASTM STP 1418, M. A. Sokolov, J. D. Landes, and G. E. Lucas, Eds., American Society for Testing and Materials, West Conshohocken, PA (2002) 195-210.


2001

Kwon, J. and A. T. Motta, “Role of Radiation in BWR Core Shroud Cracking,” Reactor Dosimetry, ASTM STP 1398, John G. Williams, David W. Vehar, Frank H. Ruddy, and David M. Gilliam, Eds., American Society for Testing and Materials, West Conshohocken, PA (2001) 607-616.

Cumblidge, S. E., G. L. Catchen, A. T. Motta, G. Brauer, and J. Böhmert, "Effects of Neutron Irradiation and Thermal Annealing on Model Alloys using Positron Annihilation Techniques," Effects of Radiation on Materials: 20th International Symposium ASTM STP 1405, S. T. Rosinski, M. L. Grossbeck, T. R. Allen, and A. S. Kumar, Eds., American Society for Testing and Materials, West Conshohocken, PA (2001) 247-261.

Motta, A. T., A. Paesano, R. C. Birtcher, and L. Amaral, “Grain Growth in Zr-Fe Multilayers Under In-Situ Ion Irradiation,” Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research B, 175-177 (2001) 521-525.

Erwin, K. T., O. Delaire, A. T. Motta, R. C. Birtcher, Y. Chu, and D. Mancini, “Observation of Second Phase Particles in bulk Zirconium Alloys Using Synchrotron Radiation,” Journal of Nuclear Materials 294 (2001) 299-304.

Moura, C. S., A. T. Motta, N. Q. Lam, and L. Amaral, “Point Defect Energetics in the ZrNi and Zr2Ni Intermetallics,” Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research B, 175-177 (2001) 526-530.

Motta, A. T., S. E. Cumblidge, G. L. Catchen, S. B. Legoas, A. Paesano, Jr., and L. Amaral, “Electric-field gradients at the Zr-sites in Zr3Fe: measured using perturbed-angular-correlation spectroscopy and calculated using band theory,” Physical Review B (2001), B 65 (2001) 14115.

Moura, C. S., A. T. Motta, N. Q. Lam, and L. Amaral, “Atomistic Simulations of Point Defects in Zr-Ni Intermetallic Compounds,” Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research B, 180 (2001) 257-264.


2000

Erwin, K. T., O. Delaire, A. T. Motta, R. C. Birtcher, Y. Chu, and D. Mancini, “Study of Second Phase Particles in Zr alloys using the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory,” Proceedings of ICONE-8, 8th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering, ASME (2000) Baltimore, Paper # 8319.

Delaire, O., K. T. Erwin, A. T. Motta, R. C. Birtcher, J. Maser, and B. Lai, “Study of Alloying Elements in the Matrix of Zr alloys using the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory,” Proceedings of ICONE-8, 8th International Conference on Nuclear Engineering, ASME (2000) Baltimore, Paper # 8320.

Bates, D. W., D. A. Koss, A. T. Motta, and S. Majumdar, "Influence of Specimen Design on the Zircaloy Ductility," Proceedings of the ANS International Topical Meeting on Fuel Performance, Park City, Utah (2000) American Nuclear Society, LaGrange Park, IL, pp.296-305.

Kwon, J. and A. T. Motta, “Gamma Displacement Cross Sections in Various Materials,” Annals of Nuclear Energy, 27 (2000) 1627-1642.

Link, T. M., D. A. Koss, and A. T. Motta, "Strain Localization in Sheets Containing a Geometric Defect," Metallurgical Transactions A Letters, 31A (2000) 1883-1886.


1999

Daum, R. S., A. T. Motta, D. D. Macdonald, and D. A. Koss, “Hydrogen Assisted failure of Alloys X-750 and 625 under Slow Strain Rate Conditions,” Proceedings of the 9th NACE International Symposium on Environmental Degradation of Materials in Nuclear Power Systems, TMS (1999) Newport Beach, pp. 179-187.

Motta, A. T., L. M. Howe, and P. R. Okamoto, "Amorphization of Zr3Fe under Electron Irradiation," Journal of Nuclear Materials, 270 (1999) 174.

Motta, A. T., S. E. Cumblidge, G. L. Catchen, R. L. Rasera, A. Paesano, Jr., and L. Amaral, "Defects and Magnetic Hyperfine Fields in ZrFe2 Studied Using Perturbed Angular Correlation Spectroscopy," Physical Review B (1999) 60 (2), 1188-1196.

Motta, A. T., A. Paesano, Jr., R. C. Birtcher, M. E. Bruckmann, S. R. Teixeira, and L. Amaral, "Phase Formation in Zr-Fe Multilayers: Effect of Irradiation," Journal of Applied Physics, vol. 85 (10), (1999) 7146.


1998

Weber, W. J., R. C. Ewing, C. R. A. Catlow, T. Diaz de la Rubia, L. W. Hobbs, C. Kinoshita, Hj. Matzke, A. T. Motta, M. A. Nastasi, E. H. K. Salje, E. R. Vance, and S. J. Zinkle, “Radiation Effect in Crystalline Ceramic Phases Relevant to the Immobilization and disposition of Nuclear Waste and Weapons Plutonium,” Journal of Materials Research, 13(6) (1998), 1434-1484.

Link, T. M., D. A. Koss, and A. T. Motta, “Failure of Zircaloy Cladding Under Severe Loading Conditions,” Nuclear Engineering and Design, 186 (1998) 379-394.


1997

Paesano, Jr., A., A. T. Motta, R. C. Birtcher, E. A. Ryan, S. R. Teixeira, and L. Amaral, “Ion-Beam Mixing and Solid State reaction in Zr-Fe Multilayers,” Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings, vol. 439 (1997) 419-424.

Cumblidge, S. E., A. T. Motta, and G. L. Catchen, “Neutron Damage in Reactor Pressure-Vessel Steel Examined using Positron Annihilation Lifetime Spectroscopy,” Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings, vol.439 (1997) 483-488.

Link, T. M., A. T. Motta, and D. A. Koss, “On the Influence of an Embrittled Rim on the Ductility of Zircaloy Cladding,” Proceedings of the 1997 ANS International Topical Meeting on Light Water Reactor Fuel Performance, (1997) 634-642.

Motta, A. T., "Amorphization of Intermetallic Compounds under Irradiation: a Review," Journal of Nuclear Materials, 244 (1997) 227-250.

Pagano Jr., L., A. T. Motta, and R. C. Birtcher, “Formation of Kr Bubbles in Zirconium Alloys,” Journal of Nuclear Materials, 244 (1997) 295-304.


1996

Faldowski, J. A., A. T. Motta, L. M. Howe, and P. R. Okamoto, “Influence of Stacking Faults and Alloy Composition on Irradiation-Induced-Amorphization of ZrCr2, ZrFe2 and Zr3 (Fex,N1-x),” Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings, vol. 398 (1996) 183-188.

Pagano Jr., L., A. T. Motta, and R. C. Birtcher, “Bubble Formation in Zr and Zr Alloys under Heavy Ion Irradiation,” Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings, vol. 398 (1996) 201-206.

Link, T. M., A. T. Motta, and D. A. Koss, “On the Issue of Zircaloy Ductility during a Reactivity Initiated Accident,” Proceedings of the 24th Water Reactor Safety Meeting, Washington, NUREG/CP-0157 (1996) 141-149.

Howe, L. M., D. Philips, H. Zou, J. Forster, R. Siegele, J. A. Davies, A. T. Motta, J. A. Faldowski, and P. R. Okamoto, “Application of Ion Beam Techniques to the Study of Irradiation Damage in Zirconium Alloys,” Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research B 118 (1996) 663-669.

Faldowski, J. A., A. T. Motta, L. M. Howe, and P. R. Okamoto, “Effect of Electron Energy on Amorphization of ZrCr2,” Journal of Applied Physics, 80 (2) (1996) 729-733.

Motta, A. T., L. M. Howe, and P. R. Okamoto, “In-Situ Studies of Phase Transformations in Zr Alloys and Compounds under Irradiation,” 11th ASTM Symposium on Zr in the Nuclear Industry, ASTM STP 1295 (1996) 557-579.


1995

Motta, A. T., L. M. Howe, and P. R. Okamoto, “Crystalline-to-Amorphous Transformation of Intermetallic Compounds in the Zr-Fe-M System Induced By Irradiation,” Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings, vol. 373 (1995) 183-188.

Macdonald, D. D., T. K. Yeh, and A. T. Motta, “Simultaneous Radiolysis, ECP and Crack Growth Modeling of Components in BWR Coolant Systems,” Corrosion 95 Conference, NACE International, Houston, TX, Paper # 403.

Yeh, T. K., D. D. Macdonald, and A. T. Motta, “Modeling Water Chemistry, ECP and Crack Rate in the BWR Heat Transport Circuits. Part I: The Damage-PREDICTOR Algorithm,” Nuclear Science and Engineering 121 (1995) 468-482.


1994

Lemaignan, C. and A.T. Motta. "Zirconium alloys in nuclear applications." Materials Science and Technology, A Comprehensive Treatment. Ed. B.R.T. Frost. Vol. 10B. VCH, (1994): 1 - 51.

Motta, A. T., L. M. Howe, and P. R. Okamoto, “Electron Energy Dependence of Amorphization in Zr3Fe,” Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings, vol. 316 (1994) 265-270.

Howe, L. M., D. Phillips, A. T. Motta, and P. R. Okamoto, “Irradiation Induced Phase Transformations in Zr Alloys,” Surface & Coatings Technology, 66 (1994) 411-418.

Pêcheur, D., F. Lefebvre, A. T. Motta, C. Lemaignan, and D. Charquet, “Oxidation of Intermetallic Precipitates in Zircaloy-4: Impact of Irradiation,” 10th International Symposium on Zirconium in the Nuclear Industry, ASTM STP 1245 (1994) 687-705.


1993

Motta, A. T., L. M. Howe, and P. R. Okamoto, “Amorphization Kinetics of Zr(Cr,Fe)2 Under Ion Irradiation,” Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings, 279 (1993) 517-522.

Pêcheur, D., F. Lefebvre, A. T. Motta, C. Lemaignan and D. Charquet, "Effect of Irradiation on the Precipitate Stability in Zr Alloys," Journal of Nuclear Materials, 205 (1993) 445-451.

Motta, A. T., L. M. Howe, and P. R. Okamoto, “Amorphization Kinetics of Zr3Fe under Electron Irradiation,” Journal of Nuclear Materials, 205 (1993) 258-266.


1992

Pêcheur, D., F. Lefebvre, A. T. Motta, C. Lemaignan, and J. F. Wadier, “Precipitate Evolution in the Zircaloy-4 Oxide Layer,” Journal of Nuclear Materials, 189 (1992) 2318-332.

Motta, A. T., C. Lemaignan, and D. R. Olander, “Segregation of Tin in Zircaloy-2 under Proton Irradiation,” 15th International Symposium on the Effects of Irradiation on Materials, Nashville, TN, ASTM STP 1125, (1992) 689-702.

Pêcheur, D., A. T. Motta, and C. Lemaignan, “Amorphization During Sample Preparation by Ion Milling,” Journal of Nuclear Materials, 195 (1992) 221-227.

Motta, A. T. and C. Lemaignan, “A Ballistic Mixing Model for Neutron Irradiation Induced Amorphization of Precipitates in Zircaloy,” Journal of Nuclear Materials, 195 (1992) 277-285.

Motta, A. T. and Lemaignan, C., “Mechanisms of Radiation Induced Amorphization,” Ordering and Disordering in Alloys (1992) ed. R. Yavari, Elsevier Applied Science, London, NY, 255-276.


1990

Motta, A. T. and D. R. Olander, “Theory of Amorphization under Electron Irradiation,” Acta Metallurgica et Materialia, Vol. 38 (11) (1990) 2175-2185.

Motta, A. T., F. Lefebvre, and C. Lemaignan, “Amorphization of Precipitates in Zircaloy with Neutron and Charged-Particle Irradiation,” 9th International Symposium on Zirconium in the Nuclear Industry, Kobe, Japan, November 1990, ASTM STP 1132, 718-739.


1988

Motta, A. T., D. R. Olander, and A. J. Machiels, “Electron-Irradiation-Induced Amorphization of Precipitates in Zircaloy,” 14th International Symposium on the Effects of Irradiation on Materials, Andover, MA, June 1988, ASTM STP 1046, 457-469.