Nuclear Materials Group Candace Chabot March 9, 2018


The Nuclear Materials Group

Queen’s University is home to a dedicated group of nuclear material researchers.


Our Focus


The Nuclear Materials group carries out research on the performance, production and optimization of structural components that are both inside the reactor and in the heat transfer system. The group’s funding is centered on an NSERC/UNENE/Nu-Tech Industrial Research Chair (IRC). The IRC and other grants held within the group support an R&D program to address life management issues in the existing fleet of CANDU operating reactors, in particular of the fuel channel, a key mechanical system in CANDU reactors. It also supports development programs at Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd. and with Generation 4 partners to develop improved materials and designs for the refurbishment of existing plants and for future generations of power plants in the short, medium and long term.

The group collaborates with industry, government laboratories and universities throughout the world including:
• Companies: AECL Ltd, Kinectrics Ltd, Rolls-Royce Ltd (UK).
• Government Labs: CNL Chalk River, Los Alamos National Labs (USA), Rutherford Appleton Lab. (UK), Argonne National Lab (USA), CNEA Bariloche (Argentina), Brookhaven National Lab (USA).
• Universities: McGill, McMaster, UWO, Penn State (USA), U. Manchester (UK), Open University (UK), Polytechnical University of Hong Kong.



Recent Publications


Over the years, members of the Queen’s University Nuclear Materials Group have been been published in several journals, papers, and articles. Below are a sampling of some that have been featured over the past couple of years.


•Wang, C.D. Judge, C. Howard, M. Mattucci, H. Rajakumar, S. Hoendermis, C. Dixon, M.R. Daymond, G. Bickel, Investigation on the deformation mechanisms and size-dependent hardening effect of He bubbles in 84 dpa neutron irradiated Inconel X-750 micro-tensile specimens, Nuclear Materials and Energy, v28, 101025 (2021)
•S.M. Hanlon, M. Topping, M.R. Daymond, C. Gillen, P. Frankel, “Fracture Mechanics I-SCC Testing and Review of Out-Reactor PCI Behaviour”, in Progress on Pellet–Cladding Interaction and Stress Corrosion Cracking IAEA-TECDOC-1960, IAEA Vienna, p165-177 (2021).
• C. Dai, C. Varvenne, P. Saidi, Z. Yao, M.R. Daymond, L.K. Béland, Stability of vacancy and interstitial dislocation loops in α-zirconium: atomistic calculations and continuum modelling, J. Nucl. Materials, v554, 153059 (2021)
• P.-C.A. Simon, C. Frank, L.-Q. Chen, M.R. Daymond, M.R. Tonks, A.T. Motta, “Quantifying the effect of hydride microstructure on zirconium alloys embrittlement using image analysis”, J. Nuc. Materials, v547, 152817 (2021)
• M. Mattucci, I. Cherubin, P. Changizian, T. Skippon, M.R. Daymond, “Indentation Size Effect, Geometrically Necessary Dislocations and Pile-Up Effects in Hardness Testing of Irradiated Nickel”, Acta Mater., v207, 116702 (2021)
• P.F.D. Bennett, M. Topping, P.R. Underhill, J.E. Morelli, M.R. Daymond, and T.W. Krause, “Effects of Heat Treatment on CANDU Pressure Tube Electrical Resistivity”, J. Nuc. Materials, v545, 152597 (2021)
• P. Changizian, Z. Yao, M.R. Daymond, “Deformation Mechanism Characteristics in a Ni-based Superalloy Inconel X-750: Dislocation/Precipitate interaction”, Materials Characterization, v172, 110891 (2021)
• F. Long, N.N. Badr, Z. Yao, M.R. Daymond, “Towards resolving a long existing phase stability controversy in the Zr-H, Ti-H system”, J. Nuclear Materials, v543, 152540 (2021)
• P. Saidi, M. Topping, C. Dai, F. Long, L.K. Béland, M.R. Daymond, “The dependence of damage accumulation on irradiation dose rate in zirconium alloys: rate theory, atomistic simulation and experimental validation”, J. Nuc. Materials, v543, 152478 (2021)


• P. Saidi, L.K. Béland, M.R. Daymond, “Graphene oxide membranes for water isotope filtration: insight at the nano- and microscale”, J. Physical Chemistry C, v124(49), p26864-26873 (2020)
• A. Mohammadi, M.R. Daymond, A. Docosolis, “Graphene oxide membranes for isotopic water mixture filtration: preparation, physicochemical characterization, and performance assessment”, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, , v12(31), p34736-34745 (2020).
• D. Kerr, C. Cochrane, M.R. Daymond, “Phase transformation and variant selection in a Zr2.5Nb pressure tube”, Met. Mat. Trans. A, v51(6), p2724-2737 (2020)
• F. Long, M. Griffiths, Z. Yao, M.R. Daymond, “Characterization of phases in the Zr-Nb-Fe ternary system at the Zr-Nb rich side of the phase diagram”, J. Nuclear Materials, v534, 152142 (2020)
• Linjiang Chai, Jiahong Dai, Jiying Xia, Korukonda L Murty, Ning Guo, Mark R Daymond, “Influences of -cooling rates on microstructural, textural characteristics and hardness of Ti-6Al-4V sheet”, J. Materials Science, v55, p8346-8362 (2020)
• P. Saidi, P. Changizian, E. Nicholson, H.K. Zhang, Z. Yao, C.V. Singh, M.R. Daymond, L.K. Beland, “Effect of He on the Order-Disorder Transition in Ni3Al under Irradiation”,
Physical Review Letters, v124, 075901 (2020).
• Z. Wang, Q. Dong, N. Guo, M.R. Daymond, “Crack propagation path selection and plastic deformation at a crack tip in zirconium”, Mat. Sci. Eng. A, v779, 139143 (2020).
• S. Xu, F. Long, S.Y. Persaud, N. Guo, Z. Yao, M.R. Daymond, G. Wenhau, L. Zhang, Z. Zhou, “Oxidation behavior of 9Cr-4.5Al ODS steel in 600 °C supercritical water and the effect of pre-oxidation”, Corrosion Science, v165, 108380 (2020).
• J. Hiscocks, M.R. Daymond, B.J. Diak, A.P. Gerlich, “High-resolution residual stress mapping of magnesium AZ80 friction stir welds for three processing conditions”, Met. Mat. Trans. A, v51(3), p1195-1207 (2020).
• Q. Dong, P. Saidi, L. Béland, Z. Yao, C. Dai, M.R. Daymond, “In situ TEM and multiscale study of dislocation loop formation in the vicinity of a grain boundary”, J. Nuc. Materials, v528, 151872 (2020).
• H. Qin, Q. Dong, V. Fallah, M.R. Daymond, “Rapid solidification and non-equilibrium phase constitution in Laser Powder Bed Fusion (LPBF) of Al10SiMg alloy: Analysis of nano-precipitates, eutectic lamellae and hardness evolution”, Met. Mat. Trans. A. v51(1), p448-466 (2020).
• P. Saidi, Z. Wang, Y. Mao, L.K. Béland, Z. Yao, M.R. Daymond, “A method for calculation of bias factors in anisotropic mediums, application to a-zirconium”, J. Nuc. Materials, v528, 151882 (2020).
• Q. Wang, C. Cochrane, T. Skippon, Z. Wang, H. Abdolvand, M.R. Daymond, “Orientation-dependent irradiation hardening in pure Zr studied by nanoindentation, electron microscopies, and crystal plasticity finite element modeling”, Int. J. Plasticity, v124, p133-154 (2020).


• F. Long, N.N. Badr, Z. Yao, M.R. Daymond, “Characterizing the crystal structure and formation induced plasticity of y-hydride phase in zirconium”, Materialia, v8, 100454 (2019)
• C. Dai, P. Saidi, L.K. Béland, Z. Yao, M.R. Daymond, “An atomistic simulation of tension-compression asymmetry response of pyramidal dislocations in deformed hcp zirconium”, Comp. Mat. Sci., v170, 109183 (2019).
• C. Dai, P. Saidi, M. Topping, L.K. Béland, Z. Yao, M.R. Daymond, “A formation mechanism of c-component vacancy loops in -zirconium”, Scripta Mater., v172, p72-76 (2019) Download
• O. Muránsky, L. Balogh, M. Tran, C.J. Hamelin, J.-S. Park, M.R. Daymond, “On the Measurement of Dislocations and Dislocation Structures using EBSD and HRSD Techniques”, Acta Mater., v175, p297-313 (2019)
• H. Yu, Q. Dong, H.K. Zhang, Z. Yao, M. Kirk, M.R. Daymond, “In-situ study of heavy ion irradiation induced lattice defects and phase instability in β-Zr of a Zr–Nb alloy”, J. Nuc. Materials, v522, p192-199 (2019).
• C. Dai, F. Long, P. Saidi, L. K. Béland, Z. Yao, M.R. Daymond, “Primary damage production in the presence of extended defects and growth of vacancy-type dislocation loops in α-zirconium”, Physical Review Materials, v3(4), p043602 (2019).
• C. Cochrane, T. Skippon, M.R. Daymond, “Effect of rate on the deformation properties of metastable β in a high Sn content zirconium alloy”, Int. J. Plasticity, v119, p102-122 (2019)
• O. Shiman, M.R. Daymond, “Phase transformation and microstructural changes during the hydriding and aging processes in a dual phase Zr alloy”, Material Chemistry and Physics, v231 ,p48-59 (2019)
• Q.B. Ho, O. Osazuwa, R. Modler, M.R. Daymond, M. Gallerneault, M. Kontopoulou, “Exfoliation of graphite and expanded graphite by melt compounding to prepare reinforced, thermally and electrically conducting polyamide composites”, Comp. Sci. and Tech., v176, p111-120 (2019)
• T. Skippon, L. Balogh, M.R. Daymond, “Comparison of Electron Backscattering and X-ray Diffraction Techniques for Measuring Dislocation Density in Zircaloy-2”, J. Applied Crystallography, v52, p415-427 (2019)
• A. Motta, L. Capolungo, L.Q. Chen, M.N. Cinbiz, M.R. Daymond, D. Koss, E. Lacriox, A. Manera, G. Pastore, P.C. Simon, M. Tonks, B. Wirth, M. Zikry, “Hydrogen in Zirconium Alloys: a review”, J. Nuclear Materials, v518, p440-460 (2019)
• Q. Dong, Z. Yao, H. Qin, M.R. Daymond, “Effect of the addition of Cu on irradiation induced defects and hardening in Zr-Nb alloys”, J. Nuclear Materials, v519, p10-21 (2019)
• C. Dai, P. Saidi, L.K. Béland, Z. Yao, M.R. Daymond, “Deformation-free nanotwin formation and growth in hcp materials”, in Material Research Letters, v247, p111-114 (2019)
• Q. Dong, P. Saidi, H. Yu, Z. Yao, M.R. Daymond, “A direct comparison of annealing in TEM thin foils and bulk material: application to Zr-2.5Nb-0.5Cu alloy”, Materials Characterisation, v151, p175-181 (2019)
• Q. Wang, N. Guo, F. Long, M.R. Daymond, “Effect of heavy ion irradiation on Zr-2.5Nb pressure tube alloy, Part 1: orientation dependent mechanical response”, J. Applied Physics, v125, 085108 (2019)
• Q. Wang, L. Balogh, Q. Dong, N. Guo, Z. Yao, M.R. Daymond, “Effect of heavy ion irradiation on Zr-2.5Nb pressure tube alloy, Part 2: orientation dependent dislocation loop propagation and elemental redistribution”, J. Applied Physics, v125, 085109 (2019)
• C. Cochrane, M.R. Daymond, “Effect of temperature and loading sense on transformation-induced plasticity in a high Sn content zirconium alloys”, Mat. Sci. Eng. A, v748(4), p313-326 (2019).
• Z. Wang, Q. Wang, M.R. Daymond, “Mode I Fracture Testing on Non-Plane Strain Zirconium Foils”, Eng. Fracture Mechanics, v209, p48-60 (2019)
• S.M. Hanlon, S.Y. Persaud, F. Long, A. Korinek, M.R. Daymond, “A solution to FIB induced artefact hydrides in Zr alloys”, J. Nuclear Materials, v515, p122-134 (2019)
• P. Changizian, Z. Yao, C. Lu, F. Long, M.R. Daymond, “Radiation Effect on Nano-indentation Properties and Deformation Mechanism of a Ni-based Superalloy X-750”, J. Nuclear Materials, v515, p1-13 (2019)
• T. Skippon, C. Cochrane, M.R. Daymond, “Crystallographic Orientation Sensitive Measurement of Strain Rate Sensitivity in Zircaloy-2 via Synchrotron X-ray Diffraction”, Int. J. Plasticity, v113, p1-17 (2019)
• Q. Dong, Z. Yao, H. Qin, M.R. Daymond, “Irradiation damage and hardening in pure Zr and Zr-Nb alloys at 573 K from self-ion irradiation”, Materials and Design, v161, p147-159 (2019)
• Z. Wang, C. Cochrane, T. Skippon, Q. Dong, M.R. Daymond, “Dislocation evolution at a crack tip in a hexagonal close packed metal under plane-stress conditions”, Acta Mater., v164, p25-38 (2019)
• S. Xu, Z. Zhou, F. Long, H. Jia, N. Guo, Z. Yao, M.R. Daymond, “Combination of back stress and Orowan strengthening in bimodal structured Fe-9Cr-Al ODS steel with high Al addition”, Materials Science and Engineering A, v739, p45-52 (2019)


• C. Cochrane, M.R. Daymond, “Phase transformation temperatures and solute redistribution in a quartenary zirconium alloy”, Met. Mat. Trans. A, v49(8), p3468-3485(2018)
• F. Long, J. Kacher, Z. Yao, M.R. Daymond “A tomographic TEM study of tension-compression asymmetry response of pyramidal dislocations in a deformed Zr-2.5Nb alloy”, Scripta Mater., v153, p94-98 (2018)
• S.M. Hanlon, S.Y. Persaud, F. Long, M.R. Daymond, “Advanced Characterization of Hydrides in Zirconium Alloys. In: J. Jackson, D. Paraventi, M. Wright (eds) Proc. of 18th Int. Conf. on Environmental Degradation of Materials in Nuclear Power Systems – Water Reactors.” The Minerals, Metals & Materials Series. Springer, vol 2, p577-597, (2018)
• H.K. Zhang, Z. Yao, Z. Zhou, O. Kaitasov, M.R. Daymond, “In-situ heavy ion irradiation in ferritic/martensitic ODS steels at 500ºC”, Mat. Sci. Tech., v34(1), p42-46 (2018)
• O.V. Shiman, E. Tulk, M.R. Daymond, “Synchrotron X-ray diffraction study of zirconium hydride distribution in Zr-2.5%Nb and its redistribution during thermal cycling”, Materials Characterisation, v136, p183-195 (2018).
• N. Guo, Z. Zhang, Q. Dong, H. Yu, B. Song, L. Chai, C. Liu, Z. Yao, M.R. Daymond, “Strengthening and toughening austenitic steel by introducing gradient martensite via cyclic forward/reverse torsion”, Materials & Design, v143, p150-159 (2018).
• P. Changizian, A. Brooks, Z. Yao, M.R. Daymond, “Nano-scale mechanical properties and microstructure of irradiated X-750 Ni-based superalloy”, Met. Mat. Trans. A, v 49(2), p498-514, selected as Editors Choice Free Access article.(2018)
• N.L. Buitrago, J.R. Santisteban, A. Tartaglione, J. Marín, L. Barrow, M.R. Daymond, M. Schulz, M. Grosse, A. Tremsin, E. Lehmann, A. Kaestner, J. Kelleher, S. Kabra, “Determination of very low concentrations of hydrogen in zirconium alloys by neutron imaging”, J. Nucl. Materials, v503, p98-109, (2018).


• Yu, H., Dong, Q., Yao, Z., Daymond, M.R., “Stacking faults observed in {10-12} extension twins in a compressed high Sn content Zr alloy”, Scripta Materialia v141, p72-75 (2017).
• Dai, C., Saidi, P., Yao, Z., Daymond, M.R., “Atomistic simulations of Ni segregation to irradiation induced dislocation loops in Zr-Ni alloys”, Acta Materialia v140, p56-66 (2017).
• Liang, J., Yu, H., Barry, A., Corcoran, E.C., Daymond, M.R., “Re-investigation of phase transformations in the Zr-Excel alloy”, Journal of Alloys and Compounds v716, p7-12 (2017).
• Brooks, A.J., Yao, Z. “Spectral and raw quasi in-situ energy dispersive X-ray data captured via a TEM analysis of an ODS austentic stainless stell sample under 1MeV Kr2+ high temperature irradiation”, Data in Brief v14, p707-712 (2017).
• Yu, H., Yao, Z., Daymond, M.R., “The stability of thermodynamically morphology and applied stress/strain”, Journal of Nuclear Materials v493, p84-95 (2017).
• Yu, H., Yao, Z., Idrees, Y., Zhang, H.K., Daymond, M.R., “Accumulation of dislocation loops in the α phase of Zr Excel alloy under heavy ion irradiation”, Journal of Nuclear Materials v491, p232-241(2017)
• Brooks, A.J., Yao, Z., Daymond, M.R., Yu, H., Zhang, G., “Quasi in-situ energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy observation of matrix and solute interactions on Y-Ti-O oxide particles in an austenitic stainless steel under 1MeV Kr2+ high temperature irradiation”, Acta Materialia (2017).
• Ahmmed, K.F., Balogh, L., Idrees, Y., Kerr, D., Daymond, M.R., “Thermal creep behaviour in heat-treated and modified textured Zr-Excel pressure tube material”, Materials Science and Engineering:A v698, p326-340 (2017).
• Yu, H., Liang, J., Yao, Z., Kirk, M.A., Daymond, M.R., “Effect of heavy ion irradiation on thermodynamically equillibrium Zr-Excel alloy”, Journal of Nuclear Materials v488, p33-45 (2017).


• Dong, Q., Yu, H., Yao, Z., Long, F., Daymond, M.R., “Study of microstructure and precipitates of a Zr-2.5 Nb-0.5 Cu CANDU spacer material”, Journal of Nuclear Materials v481, p153-163 (2016).
• Dai, C., Balogh, L., Yao, Z., Daymond, M.R., “Atomistic simulations of the formationof component dislocation loops in α-zirconium”, Journal of Nuclear Materials v478, p125-134 (2016).
• Yu, H., Zhang, K., Yao, Z., Kirk, M.A., Daymond, M.R., “Metastable phases in Zr-Excel alloy and their stability under heavy ion (Kr2+) irradiation”, Journal of Nuclear Materials v469, p9-19 (2016).
• Ahmmed, K.F., Daymond, M.R., Gharghouri, M.A., “Microstructural evaluation and crystallographic texture modification of heat-treated zirconium Excel pressure tube material”, Journal of Alloys and Compounds v687, p1021-1033 (2016).
• Mareau, C., Daymond, M.R., “Micromechanical modelling of twinning in polycrystalline materials: Application to magnesium”, International Journal of Plasticity v85, p156-171 (2016).
• Knight, S., Diak, B.J., Daymond, M.R., “Crystal plasticity modeling of damage accumulation in dissimilar Mg alloy bi-crystals under high-cycle fatigue”, International Journal of Fatigue v90, p99-108 (2016).
• Knezevic, M., Daymond, M.R., Beyerlein, I.J., “Modeling discrete twin lamellae in a microstructural framework”, Scripta Materialia v121, p84-88 (2016).
• Long, F., Balogh, L., Brown, D.W., Mosbrucker, P., Daymond, M.R., “Effect of neutron irradiation on deformation mechanisms operating during tensile testing of Zr-2.5 Nb” Acta Materialia v102, p352-363 (2016).


• Di, S., Yao, Z., Daymond, M.R., Zu, X., Gao, F., “Dislocation-accelerated void formation under irradiation in zirconium”, Acta Materialia v82, p94-99 (2015).
• Liang, J., Zhang, M., Ouyang, Y., Yuan, G., Daymond, M.D., “Contribution on the phase equilibria in Zr-Nb-Fe system”, Journal of Nuclear Materials v466, p627-633 (2016).
• Abdolvand, H., Majkut, M., Oddershede, J., Wright, J.P., Daymond, M.D., “Study of 3-D stress development in parent and twin pairs of a hexagonal close-packed polycrystal: Part II-crystal plasticity finite element modeling”, Acta Materialia v93, p235-245 (2015).
• Abdolvand, H., Majkut, M., Oddershede, J., Schmidt, S., Daymond, M.R., “On the deformation twinning of Mg AZ31B: A three-dimensional synchrotron X-ray diffraction experiment and crystal plasticity finite element model”, International Journal of Plasticity v70, p77-97 (2015).
• Abdolvand, H., Majkut, M., Oddershede, J., Wright, J.P., Daymond, M.D., “Study of 3-D stress development in parent and twin pairs of a hexagonal close-packed polycrystal: Part I-in-situ three-dimensional synchrotron X-ray diffraction measurement”, Acta Materialia v93, p246-255 (2015).
• Cai, S., Schaffer, J.E., Ren, Y., Daymond, M.R., “Discovery of a <210> -fiber texture in medical-grade metastable beta titanium wire”, Acta Materialia v87, p390-398 (2015).


• Zhang, H.K., Yao, Z., Zhou, Z., Wang, M., Daymond, M.R., “Radiation induced microstructures in ODS 316 austenitic steel under dual-beam ions”, Journal of Nuclear Materials v455(1-3), p242-247 (2014).
• Zhang, H.K., Yao, Z., Morin, G., Griffiths, M., “TEM characterization of in-reactor neutron irradiated CANDU spacer material Inconel X-750”, Journal of Nuclear Materials v451(1-3), p88-96 (2014).
• Zhang, H.K., Yao, Z., Daymond, M.R., Kirk, M.A., “Elevated temperature irradiation damage in CANDU spacer material Inconel X-750”, Journal of Nuclear Materials v445(1-3), p227-234 (2014).
• A.Khan, Z. Yao, M.R. Daymond, “Microstructure Evolution during Electron and Ion Irradiation in Commercial Purity Magnesium”, Phil Mag A, v94(17), p190-1923 (2014)
• M. Sattari, R.A. Holt, M.R. Daymond, ‘Aging Response and characterization of precipitates in Zr alloy Excel pressure tube material”, J. Nuc. Mat., v453(1-3), p265-272 (2014)
• M. Sattari, R.A. Holt, M.R. Daymond, ‘Variant Selection and Transformation Texture in Zirconium Alloy Excel”, J. Nuc. Mat. v453(1-3), p120-123, (2014)
• E. Francis, B.M Grant, J. Quinta da Fonseca, P.J. Phillips; M.J. Mills; M.R Daymond; M. Preuss, “High temperature deformation mechanisms in a polycrystalline nickel base superalloy studied by neutron diffraction and electron microscopy”, v74(1), p18-29, Acta Mater. (2014)
• H.K. Zhang, Z. Yao, M.R. Daymond, M.A. Kirk, “Cavity morphology in a Ni based superalloy under heavy ion irradiation with cold pre-injected helium”, v115, 103508, J. App. Physics (2014)
• H.K. Zhang, Z. Yao, M. Kirk, M.R. Daymond, “Stability of Ni3(Al, Ti) gamma prime precipitates in a nickel based superalloy Inconel X-750 under heavy ion irradiation”, Met. Mat. Trans. A, v45A, p3422-3428 (2014).


• Colas, K.B., Motta, A.T., Daymond, M.D., Almer, J.D., “Effect of thermo-mechanical cycling on zirconium hydride reorientation studied in situ with synchroton X-ray diffraction”, Journal of Nuclear Materials v440(1-3), p586-595 (2013).
• Grant, B.M.B., Francis, E.M., Quinta da Fonseca, J., Preuss, M., Daymond, M.R., “The effect of γ’ size and alloy chemistry on dynamic strain ageing in advanced polycrystalline nickel base superalloys”, Materials Science and Engineering: A v573, p54-61 (2013).
• Di, S., Yao, Z., Daymond, M.R., Gao, F., “Molecular dynamics simulations of irradiation cascades in alpha-zirconium under macroscopic strain”, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms v303, p95-99 (2013).
• Abdolvand, H., Daymond, M.R., “Multi-scale modeling and experimental study of twin inception and propagation in hexagonal close-packed materials using a crystal plasticity finite element approach-Part I: Average behaviour”, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids v61, p783-802 (2013).
• Abdolvand, H., Daymond, M.R., “Multi-scale modeling and experimental study of twin inception and propagation in hexagonal close-packed materials using a crystal plasticity finite element approach; part II: Local behaviour”, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids v61, p803-818 (2013).
• A.T.W. Barrow, A. Koreinek, M.R. Daymond, “Evaluating zirconium-zirconium hydride interfacial strains by nano-beam electron diffraction”, J. Nucl Mater, v432(1-2), p366-370 (2013).
• S. Cai, M.R. Daymond, R. Yang, D.M. Bailey, L.E. Kay, “Influence of short time anneal on recoverable strain in Beta III Ti alloy”, Mat. Sci. Eng. A, v562(1), p172-179 (2013)
• M. Sattari, R.A. Holt, M.R. Daymond, “Phase transformation temperatures of Zr alloy Excel”, J. Nucl. Mater. v435(1-3), p241-249 (2013)
• A.T.W. Barrow, C. Tofflon-Masclet, J. Almer, M.R. Daymond, “The role of chemical free energy and elastic strain in the nucleation of zirconium hydride”, J. Nucl. Mater., v441(1-3), p395-401 (2013)
• S. Cai, M.R. Daymond, Y. Ren, “Stress induced martensite transformation in Co-28Cr-6Mo alloy during room temperature deformation”, Mat. Sci. Eng. A, v580, p209-216 (2013)
• S. Cai, M.R. Daymond, Y. Ren, J.E. Schaffer, “Evolution of lattice strain phase transformation of  III Ti alloy during room temperature cyclic loading”, Acta Mater., v61(18), p6830-6842 (2013)
• L. Barrow, A.T.W. Barrow, J.D. Almer, M.R. Daymond, “The Zr20Nb-H phase diagram and the characterisation of hydrides in -Zr”, J. Nuc. Mat., v442(1-3), p292-297 (2013).
• Y. Idrees, Z. Yao, M. Kirk, M.R. Daymond, “In-Situ Study of Defect Accumulation in Zirconium under Heavy Ion Irradiation”, J. Nucl. Mater., v433(1-3), p95-107, (2013)
• O. Muransky, M.R. Daymond, D. Bhattacharyya, S.C. Vogel, L. Edwards, “Load partitioning and evidence of deformation twinning in dual-phase fine-grained Zr-2.5Nb alloy”, Mat. Sci. Eng. A, v564(1), p548-558 (2013)
• F. Long, F. Xu, M.R. Daymond, “Temperature dependence of the activity of deformation modes in an hcp zirconium alloy”,Met. Mat. Trans. A., v44(9), p4183-4193 (2013)
• Y. Idrees, Z. Yao, M. Sattari, M.A. Kirk, M.R. Daymond, “Irradiation Induced Microstructural Changes in Zr-Excel Alloy”, J. Nucl. Mater., v441(1-3), p138-151 (2013)
• T. Skippon, B. Clausen, M.R. Daymond, “Effect of loading method on lattice strain measurements via neutron diffraction”, Mat. Sci. Eng. A, v577, p169-178 (2013)
• H.K. Zhang, F. Long, Z. Yao, M.R. Daymond “Novel techniques of preparing TEM samples for characterisation of irradiation damage”, J. of Microscopy, v252(3), p251-257 (2013).
• Covey-Crump, S.J., Schofield, P.F., Stretton, I.C., Daymond, M.R., Knight, K.S., Tant, J., “Monitoring in situ stress/strain behaviour during plastic yielding in polymineralic rocks using neutron diffraction”, J. Structural Geology, v47, p36-51 (2013)


• A. Khan, Z. Yao, M.R. Daymond, R.A. Holt, “Irradiation damage in commercial purity magnesium”, Nucl. Inst. Methods B.v 272(1) p231-235 (2012).
• E. Tulk, M. Kerr, M.R. Daymond, “Material Yield Strength Effect on the Precipitation of Hydride Phases in Zirconium Alloys”, J. Nucl. Materials. v425, p93-104 (2012).
• H. Abdolvand, M.R. Daymond, “Internal strain and texture development during twinning; comparing neutron diffraction measurements with crystal plasticity finite element approaches”, Acta Mater. v60 p2240-2248 (2012)
• S. Cai, M.R. Daymond, R.A. Holt, “Deformation of high -phase Zr-Nb alloys at room temperature”, Acta Mater. 2012, v60 p3355–3369 (2012)
• G.B. Allen, M. Kerr, M.R. Daymond, “Measurement and modelling of strain fields in hydrides precipitated at a stress concentration”, J. Nucl. Mater, v430, p27-36 (2012)
• A. Khan, Z. Yao, M.R. Daymond, R.A. Holt, “Effect of foil orientation on damage accumulation behaviour in magnesium during irradiation and annealing response of dislocation loops”, J. Nucl. Mater.423, 132–141 (2012)
• G. Tutuncu , M. Motahari, M.R. Daymond, E.Ustundag, “A modified Rietveld method to model highly anisotropic ceramics”, Acta Mater., (2012) v60, p1494-1502
• H.M. Reiche, S.C. Vogel, P. Mosbrucker, E.J. Larson, M.R. Daymond, “A furnace with rotating load frame for in situ high temperature deformation and creep experiments in a neutron diffraction beam line“ Rev. Sci. Instrum. (2012) v83, 053901
• T. Skippon, C. Mareau, M.R. Daymond, “On the determination of single crystal plasticity parameters by diffraction: optimization of a polycrystalline plasticity model using a Genetic Algorithm”, J. Appl. Cryst., v45, p527-643, (2012)
• L. Balogh, D.W. Brown, P. Mosbrucker, F. Long, M.R. Daymond, “Dislocation structure evolution induced by irradiation and plastic deformation in Zr-2.5Nb nuclear structural material determined by neutron diffraction line profile analysis”, Acta Mater.v60(15), p5567-5577 (2012)
• B.M.B. Grant, E.M. Knoche, J.Q. da Fonseca, M.R. Daymond, M. Preuss, “Deformation of an advanced nickel based superalloys at room temperature studied by neutron diffraction and electron microscopy”, Acta Mater. v60(19), p6829-6941 (2012).


• W. Li, R.A. Holt, M.R. Daymond, F. Xu “Modeling creep anisotropy of internally pressurized Zr-2.5Nb tubes”, J. Nuclear Materials, v412(1), p138-144 (2011)
• R.Y. Zhang, M.R. Daymond, R.A. Holt, “Parametric study of stress state development during twinning using 3D finite element modeling”, Mat. Sci. Eng. A. vA528 (2011) pp 2725-2735.
• H. Abdolvand, M.R. Daymond, C. Mareau,“Incorporation of twinning into a crystal plasticity finite element model: evolution of lattice strains and texture in Zircaloy-2”, Int. J. Plasticity v27, p1721–1738(2011),
• Cai, S.,Daymond M.R., Holt R.A., Oliver E.C., “Evolution of internal strains in a two phase zirconium alloy during cyclic loading”, Acta Mater v59(13), p5305-5319(2011)
• C. Mareau, M.R. Daymond, “Comparison of experimentally determined texture development in Zircaloy-2 with predictions from a rate dependent polycrystalline model”, Mat. Sci. Eng A, v528(29-30), p8676-8686 (2011).
• Colas, K.B., A.T. Motta, M.R. Daymond, M. Kerr, J.D. Almer “Hydride platelet reorientation in Zircaloy studied with synchrotron radiation diffraction”, J. ASTM Int., v8(1), JAI103033. (2011).
• Mosbrucker, P., M.R. Daymond, R.A. Holt “In situ studies of variant selection during the  phase transformation of Zr2.5Nb”, J. ASTM Int., v8(1), JAI103066. (2011).
• Benson, M.L. , P.K. Liaw, H. Choo, D.W. Brown, M.R. Daymond, D.L. Klarstrom, “Strain-induced phase transformation in a cobalt-based superalloy during different loading modes”, Mat. Sci. Eng. A, v528(18), p6051-6058, (2011).
• B.M.B. Grant, E. Knoche, M. Preuss, J.Q. da Fonseca, M.R. Daymond, “Effect of lattice misfit on deformation mechanisms at high temperature”, Advanced Materials Research, v278, p144-149. (2011)
• Akhtar, R., Daymond, M.R., Almer, J.D., Mummery, P.M., “Lattice strains and load partitioning in bovine trabecular bone”, ActaBiomaterialia, 7(2), p716-723 (2011)


• Kerr, M., Daymond, M.R., Holt, R.A., Almer, J.D., Stafford, S., “Observation of growth of a precipitate at a stress concentration”, Scripta Mater., v62(6), p341-344 (2010)
• Kerr, M., Daymond, M.R., Holt, R.A., Almer, J.D., “Mapping of crack tip strains and twinned zone in an hcp alloy”, Acta Mater. v58(5), p1578-1588 (2010)
• C. Mareau, M.R. Daymond “Study of internal strain evolution in Zircaloy-2 using polycrystalline models: comparison between a rate-dependent and a rate-independent formulation”, Acta Mater., v58(9); p3313-3325 (2010).
• M. Preuss, J.Q. da Fonseca, V. Allen, D.G. Leo-Prakash, M.R. Daymond, “Twinning in structural materials with an hcp crystal structure”, J. Strain Analysis, v45; p377-389 (2010)
• M.R. Daymond, R.A. Holt, S. Cai, P. Mosbrucker, S. Vogel “Texture inheritance and variant selection through an hcp – bcc – hcp phase transformation”, Acta Mater. v58, p4053-4066 (2010).
• Colas, K.B., A.T. Motta, Y.S. Chu, 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 Mater., v58(20) p6575-6583 (2010).