Research Areas: Materials Characterization
Biography: Robert Schley is a research scientist with more than 25 years of experience at Idaho National Laboratory. He has served as PI and team member on numerous research and development projects focused primarily on laser based material properties measurement. Projects include the design and fabrication of the Thermal Conductivity Microscope (TCM) - a laser based instrument that allows the noncontact measurement of thermal conductivity on small length scales, the Material Properties Microscope (MPM) – a laser based instrument for measuring sample mechanical properties, and a device to perform laser based resonant ultrasound spectroscopy measurements on small samples in the high gamma radiation fields at the ATR Gamma Tube. Additional research includes the use of photorefractive nonlinear optics for sensing applied to applications in the measurement of traveling waves in thin plate materials, vibration mode detection and photothermal laser spectroscopy. He received his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Brigham Young University and has studied hydrogen, engineering acoustics, nuclear engineering and internal combustion engines at University of Idaho in Idaho Falls.
B.S., Mechanical Engineering - Brigham Young University
D. H. Hurley, R. S. Schley, M. Khafizov, B. L. Wendt, “Local measurement of thermal conductivity and diffusivity,” Review of Scientific Instruments 86, 123901 (2015); doi: 10.1063/1.4936213.
S. J. Reese, Z. N. Uteglov, F. Farzbod, R. S. Schley, D. H. Hurley, “Examination of the epicentral waveform for laser ultrasound in the melting regime,” Ultrasonics 53 (2013) 799-802.
R. S. Schley, David H. Hurley, and Z. Hua, “Optical Fiber Technique for in-reactor mechanical properties measurement,” in Review of Progress in QNDE, 32B, edited by D. O. Thompson and D. E. Chimenti, AIP Conference Proceedings vol. 1511, American Institute of Physics, Melville, NY (2013), pp. 1701-1709.
Z. Hua, H. Ban, M. Khafizov, R. Schley, R. Kennedy, D. H. Hurley, “Spatially localized measurement of thermal conductivity using a hybrid photothermal technique,” JAP 111, 103505 (2012).
R. S. Schley, K. L. Telschow, J. B. Walter, and D. L. Cottle, “Real-Time Measurement of Material Elastic Properties in a High Gamma Irradiation Environment,” Nuclear Technology. 159, 202-207 (Aug 2007).
N. Thantu and R. S. Schley, “Ultrafast third-order nonlinear optical spectroscopy of chlorinated hydrocarbons,” Vibrational Spectroscopy 32 (2), 215-223 (2003).
N. Thantu, R. S. Schley, B. L. Justus, “Tunable room temperature second harmonic generation in glasses doped with CuCl nanocrystalline quantum dots,” Optics Communications 220 (2003) 203-210.
R. S. Schley and K. L. Telschow, “Containerless photothermal spectroscopy using photorefractive interferometric detection,” Optical Engineering 41 (7), 1688-1695 (2002).
R. S. Schley and K. L. Telschow, “Containerless photoacoustic spectroscopy using photorefractive interferometry,” in Advanced Environmental and Chemical Sensing Technology, Tuan Vo-Dinh, Stephanus Buttgenbach, Editors, Proceedings of SPIE Vol. 4205, 18-24 (2001).
R. S. Schley, K.L. Telschow, J. Holland, "Static and Dynamic Two-wave Mixing in GaAs," J Opt. Soc. Am. 39 (24), 4348-4354 (2000).
V. A. Deason, K.L. Telschow, R. S. Schley, S. M. Watson, “Imaging the Anisotropic Elastic Properties of Paper with the INEEL Laser Ultrasonic Camera,” CP509, Reviews of Progress in Quantitative NDE, edited by D. O. Thompson and D. E. Chimenti (2000 American Institute of Physics, 1-56396-930-0) 255-261.
K.L. Telschow, V. A. Deason, K.L. Ricks and R. S. Schley, "Photorefractive laser ultrasound spectroscopy for materials characterization," Nondestructive Characterization of Materials VIII, ed. R. E. Green, Jr., (Plenum Press, New York, 1998) 79-84.
K.L. Telschow, V. A. Deason, R. S. Schley and S. M. Watson, " Imaging of Lamb Waves in Plates for Quantitative Determination of Anisotropy using Photorefractive Dynamic Holography,” Reviews of Progress in Quantitative NDE, Vol. 18A, edited by D. O. Thompson and D. E. Chimenti (Plenum Press, New York, 1998) pp 999-1005.
K.L. Telschow, V. A. Deason, R. S. Schley and S. M. Watson, "Direct Imaging of Lamb Waves in Plates using Photorefractive Dynamic Holography," J.Acoust. Soc. Am. 106 (5), 2578-87 (1999).
V. A. Deason, K. L. Telschow, G. D. Lassahn, S. M. Watson, R. S. Schley, “Real Time Imaging using the INEEL Laser Ultrasonic Camera,” Proc. SPIE Vol. 3783, "Optical Diagnostics for Fluids/Heat/Combustion and Photomechanics for Solids", Soyoung S. Cha; Peter J. Bryanston-Cross; Carolyn R. Mercer; Eds. (SPIE, 10/1999), p. 144-152.
K.L. Telschow, V. A. Deason, R. S. Schley and S. M. Watson, “Material property measurement of metallic parts using the INEEL laser ultrasonic camera ,” Advanced Sensors for Metals Processing, eds. B. W. Brusey, J. F. Bussière, M. Dubois and A. Moreau, (Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum, Montreal, Quebec, 1999) 29-40.
K.L. Telschow, V. A. Deason, R. S. Schley and S. M. Watson, “Direct Imaging of Anisotropic Material Properties using Photorefractive Laser Ultrasound,” CP497, Nondestructive Characterization of Materials IX, edited by R. E. Green, Jr., (American Institute of Physics, #1-56396-911-4, 1999) 162-167.
Informal and Internal Reports
J. Rempe, D. Knudson, J. Daw, T. Unruh, B. Chase, K. Davis, J. Palmer, and R. Schley, Advanced In-Pile Instrumentation for Materials Testing Reactors, INL/CON-13-28029, Idaho National Laboratory (June 2013).
J. Rempe, J. Daw, D. Knudson, R. Schley, T. Unruh, B. Chase, and J. Palmer, In-Pile Instrumentation to Support Fuel Cycle Research and Development – FY12 Status Report, INL/EXT-12-26921, Idaho National Laboratory (September 2012).
J. Rempe, H. MacLean, R. Schley, D. Hurley, J. Daw, S. Taylor, J. Smith, J. Svoboda, D. Kotter, D. Knudson, S.C. Wilkins, M. Guers, L. Bond, L. Ott, J. Mcduffe, E. Parma, and G. Rochau, New In-Pile Instrumentation to Support Fuel Cycle Research and Development, FCRD-FUEL-2011-000033, (also issued as INL/EXT-10-19149, Idaho National Laboratory) January 2011.
K.L. Telschow, R. S. Schley, N. Thantu, V. A. Deason, and S. M. Watson, Adaptive Sensing, in Environmental Systems Research, FY-99 Annual Report, INEEL/EXT-99-01008, 273-292, January 2000.
K. L. Telschow, V. A. Deason, J. B. Walter, R. S. Schley, and S. M. Watson, “INEEL Laser Ultrasonic Measurements on Paper,” INEEL External Report INEEL/EXT-98-00920, January 1999.
R. S. Schley, “Conceptual Design Report for the Assay Examination of Remote-Handled Transuranic Waste Drums,” INEEL Report E3-30-92-061, July 1992.
R. S. Schley, “Conceptual Design Report for the Radiographic Examination of Remote-Handled Transuranic Waste Drums,” INEEL Report E3-30-92-058, July 1992.
R. S. Schley, “Report of the Remote-Handled Transuranic Waste Filter Insertion Trade Off Study,” INEEL Report E3-30-91-035, August 1991.
K. L. Telschow and R. S. Schley, “Laser Ultrasonic Measurements at ATR,” ATR User Workshop 2004, Teton Village, Wy. October 21-22, 2004.