Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Neutrons Improve Weld Integrity of Underwater Wind Turbine Foundations

Newswise imageMassive offshore structures like oil rigs and wind turbines are designed to withstand the myriad punishments oceans tend to mete out. However, over time, just the saltwater itself can significantly decrease the durability of a structure's welds. That's why researchers are using neutron analysis at ORNL's HFIR to validate a more advanced method of welding involving high-power lasers.