Arthur Motta

Coordinating Council Member
Affiliate Researcher
Titles and Affiliations
Professor, Ken and Mary Alice Lindquist Department of Nuclear Engineering

Research Summary

Research interests include behavior of nuclear reactor materials under irradiation, including structural components and fuel cladding; materials under irradiation; phase transformations; corrosion; mechanical behavior of materials; materials characterizat

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Recent Publications

Emulation of neutron-irradiated microstructure of austenitic 21Cr32Ni model alloy using dual-ion irradiation

Ayanoglu, M. & Motta, A. T., Nov 2022, In: Journal of Nuclear Materials. 570, 153944.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Investigation of breakaway corrosion observed during oxide growth in pure and low alloying element content Zr exposed in water at 360°C

Ensor, B., Motta, A. T., Lucente, A., Seidensticker, J. R., Partezana, J. & Cai, Z., Jan 2022, In: Journal of Nuclear Materials. 558, 153358.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Predicting the hydride rim by improving the solubility limits in the Hydride Nucleation-Growth-Dissolution (HNGD) model.

Passelaigue, F., Simon, P. C. A. & Motta, A. T., Jan 2022, In: Journal of Nuclear Materials. 558, 153363.

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Sensitivity analysis for characterizing the impact of HNGD model on the prediction of hydrogen redistribution in Zircaloy cladding using BISON code

Seo, S. B., Duchnowski, E. M., Motta, A. T., Kammenzind, B. F. & Brown, N., Jul 2022, In: Nuclear Engineering and Design. 393, 111813.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

In-situ irradiation-induced studies of grain growth kinetics of nanocrystalline UO2

Yu, Z., Xu, X., Chen, W. Y., Sharma, Y., Wang, X., Chen, A., Ulmer, C. J. & Motta, A. T., Jun 1 2022, In: Acta Materialia. 231, 117856.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Characterization of in-situ ion irradiated Fe-21Cr-32Ni austenitic model alloy and alloy 800H at low doses

Ayanoglu, M., Ulmer, C. J. & Motta, A. T., Nov 2021, In: Journal of Nuclear Materials. 555, 153149.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Emulation of fast reactor irradiated 21Cr32Ni model alloy using dual-ion beam

Ayanoglu, M. & Motta, A. T., 2021, In: Transactions of the American Nuclear Society. 124, 1, p. 260-262 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalConference articlepeer-review

Void shrinkage in 21Cr32Ni austenitic model alloy during in-situ ion irradiation

Ayanoglu, M. & Motta, A. T., Jan 2021, In: Journal of Nuclear Materials. 543, 152636.

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Implementation and Validation of the Hydride Nucleation-Growth-Dissolution (HNGD) model in BISON

Passelaigue, F., Lacroix, E., Pastore, G. & Motta, A. T., Feb 2021, In: Journal of Nuclear Materials. 544, 152683.

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Sensitivity analysis of BISON model for characterization of impact of experimental parameters on hydrogen migration and redistribution in zirconium-based alloys

Seo, S. B., Duchnowski, E. M., O'Neal, M., Motta, A. T., Passelaigue, F., Kang, S., Pastore, G., Manera, A., Petrov, V., Huang, P. H. & Brown, N. R., Jul 2021, In: Journal of Nuclear Materials. 550, 152941.

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Erratum: “The effects of introducing elasticity using different interpolation schemes to the grand potential phase field model” (Computational Materials Science (2020) 183, (S0927025620302810), (10.1016/j.commatsci.2020.109790))

Simon, P. C. A., Aagesen, L. K., Motta, A. T. & Tonks, M. R., Jun 15 2021, In: Computational Materials Science. 194, 110432.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debatepeer-review

Investigation of δ zirconium hydride morphology in a single crystal using quantitative phase field simulations supported by experiments

Simon, P. C. A., Aagesen, L. K., Jokisaari, A. M., Chen, L. Q., Daymond, M. R., Motta, A. T. & Tonks, M. R., Dec 15 2021, In: Journal of Nuclear Materials. 557, 153303.

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Quantifying the effect of hydride microstructure on zirconium alloys embrittlement using image analysis

Simon, P. C. A., Frank, C., Chen, L. Q., Daymond, M. R., Tonks, M. R. & Motta, A. T., Apr 15 2021, In: Journal of Nuclear Materials. 547, 152817.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

In-situ ion irradiation induced grain growth in nanocrystalline ceria

Ulmer, C. J., Chen, W. Y., Wolfe, D. E. & Motta, A. T., Mar 2021, In: Journal of Nuclear Materials. 545, 152688.

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Emulation of neutron damage with proton irradiation and its effects on microstructure and microchemistry of Zircaloy-4

Wang, P., Bowman, J., Bachhav, M., Kammenzind, B., Smith, R., Carter, J., Motta, A., Lacroix, E. & Was, G., Dec 15 2021, In: Journal of Nuclear Materials. 557, 153281.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review