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Title: X-ray Microtomographic Imaging and Analysis for Basic Research

Abstract

For research facilities with access to synchrotron X-ray sources, X-ray absorption microtomography (XMT) has evolved from an experimental imaging method to a specialized, if not yet routine, microscopy for imaging the three-dimensional (3D) distribution of linear attenuation coefficients and, in some cases, elemental concentration with micron spatial resolution. Recent advances in source and detector design have produced conventional X-ray source instruments with comparable spatial resolution but with lower throughput and without element specific imaging. Both classes of instrument produce 3D images for analysis. We discuss an integrated approach for the implementation of analytical XMT to support basic research into the structure-property relationships of a variety of materials. The essential components include instrumentation for collecting quantitative 3D images, a 3D image processing environment to address questions as to the quantity, composition, geometry, and relationships among the features in one or more images, and visualization to provide insight and communicate results. We give examples of image analysis of resolved and unresolved pore spaces of sandstones.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) National Synchrotron Light Source
Sponsoring Org.:
Doe - Office Of Science
OSTI Identifier:
930636
Report Number(s):
BNL-81011-2008-JA
Journal ID: ISSN 0885-7156; PODIE2; TRN: US0900014
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC02-98CH10886
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Powder Diffraction; Journal Volume: 21; Journal Issue: 2
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
43 PARTICLE ACCELERATORS; ABSORPTION; ATTENUATION; DESIGN; DISTRIBUTION; GEOMETRY; IMAGE PROCESSING; IMPLEMENTATION; MICROSCOPY; SANDSTONES; SPATIAL RESOLUTION; SYNCHROTRON RADIATION; X-RAY SOURCES; national synchrotron light source

Citation Formats

Dunsmuir,J., Bennett, S., Fareria, L., Mingino, A., and Sansone, M.. X-ray Microtomographic Imaging and Analysis for Basic Research. United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
Dunsmuir,J., Bennett, S., Fareria, L., Mingino, A., & Sansone, M.. X-ray Microtomographic Imaging and Analysis for Basic Research. United States.
Dunsmuir,J., Bennett, S., Fareria, L., Mingino, A., and Sansone, M.. Mon . "X-ray Microtomographic Imaging and Analysis for Basic Research". United States. doi:.
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title = {X-ray Microtomographic Imaging and Analysis for Basic Research},
author = {Dunsmuir,J. and Bennett, S. and Fareria, L. and Mingino, A. and Sansone, M.},
abstractNote = {For research facilities with access to synchrotron X-ray sources, X-ray absorption microtomography (XMT) has evolved from an experimental imaging method to a specialized, if not yet routine, microscopy for imaging the three-dimensional (3D) distribution of linear attenuation coefficients and, in some cases, elemental concentration with micron spatial resolution. Recent advances in source and detector design have produced conventional X-ray source instruments with comparable spatial resolution but with lower throughput and without element specific imaging. Both classes of instrument produce 3D images for analysis. We discuss an integrated approach for the implementation of analytical XMT to support basic research into the structure-property relationships of a variety of materials. The essential components include instrumentation for collecting quantitative 3D images, a 3D image processing environment to address questions as to the quantity, composition, geometry, and relationships among the features in one or more images, and visualization to provide insight and communicate results. We give examples of image analysis of resolved and unresolved pore spaces of sandstones.},
doi = {},
journal = {Powder Diffraction},
number = 2,
volume = 21,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2007},
month = {Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2007}
}