Arthur T. Motta

Arthur T. Motta is a Professor of Nuclear Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering and Chair of the Nuclear Engineering program at Pennsylvania State University. He earned his B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering and M.Sc. in Nuclear Engineering from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.

Professor Motta researches radiation damage and environmental degradation of materials in nuclear power plants with an emphasis in zirconium alloys.

Representative Publications

Desormeaux, M., et al. “Development of radiation damage during in-situ Kr++ irradiation of Fe Ni Cr model austenitic steels.” Journal of Nuclear Materials 475 (2016): 156-167.

Couet, Adrien, et al. “Cold neutron prompt gamma activation analysis, a non-destructive technique for hydrogen level assessment in zirconium alloys.” Journal of Nuclear Materials 425.1 (2012): 211-217.

Desquines, J., et al. “The issue of stress state during mechanical tests to assess cladding performance during a reactivity-initiated accident (RIA).” Journal of Nuclear Materials 412.2 (2011): 250-267.

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