skip to main content
DOE PAGES title logo U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

Title: Advanced Real-Time Optical Imaging: Part I

Abstract

Materials research is significantly assisted by information gathered from imaging. Images may be macroscopic or microscopic; different imaging techniques ranging from conventional microscopes to synchrotron tomography are selected for various research purposes and goals. While most materials imaging is performed in static environments at room temperature because of its appropriateness (or due to device limitations), simple optical imaging may transform into a powerful tool if it is dynamically captured during materials treatments, processing, or physical/chemical exposures. Real-time observations this way provide researchers with vital information on materials behaviors under controlled but various conditions. In the field of energy materials, it is not uncommon to require materials studies under high-temperature, high-pressure, and/or corrosive conditions. In gasifiers, for example, investigations of sensor alloy degradation, slag-refractory reactions, and coal agglomeration require samples to undergo severe environments where direct imaging would be difficult using conventional experimental methods. Finally, while post mortem analysis often provides critical information, interpretation may sometimes be complicated without confirming such occurrences under those conditions.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. National Energy Technology Lab. (NETL), Albany, OR (United States); AECOM, Albany, OR (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), Pittsburgh, PA, Morgantown, WV, and Albany, OR (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Fossil Energy (FE)
OSTI Identifier:
1478366
Grant/Contract Number:  
FE0004000
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
JOM. Journal of the Minerals, Metals & Materials Society
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 70; Journal Issue: 7; Journal ID: ISSN 1047-4838
Publisher:
Springer
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Nakano, Jinichiro. Advanced Real-Time Optical Imaging: Part I. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1007/s11837-018-2953-6.
Nakano, Jinichiro. Advanced Real-Time Optical Imaging: Part I. United States. doi:10.1007/s11837-018-2953-6.
Nakano, Jinichiro. Fri . "Advanced Real-Time Optical Imaging: Part I". United States. doi:10.1007/s11837-018-2953-6. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1478366.
@article{osti_1478366,
title = {Advanced Real-Time Optical Imaging: Part I},
author = {Nakano, Jinichiro},
abstractNote = {Materials research is significantly assisted by information gathered from imaging. Images may be macroscopic or microscopic; different imaging techniques ranging from conventional microscopes to synchrotron tomography are selected for various research purposes and goals. While most materials imaging is performed in static environments at room temperature because of its appropriateness (or due to device limitations), simple optical imaging may transform into a powerful tool if it is dynamically captured during materials treatments, processing, or physical/chemical exposures. Real-time observations this way provide researchers with vital information on materials behaviors under controlled but various conditions. In the field of energy materials, it is not uncommon to require materials studies under high-temperature, high-pressure, and/or corrosive conditions. In gasifiers, for example, investigations of sensor alloy degradation, slag-refractory reactions, and coal agglomeration require samples to undergo severe environments where direct imaging would be difficult using conventional experimental methods. Finally, while post mortem analysis often provides critical information, interpretation may sometimes be complicated without confirming such occurrences under those conditions.},
doi = {10.1007/s11837-018-2953-6},
journal = {JOM. Journal of the Minerals, Metals & Materials Society},
number = 7,
volume = 70,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {6}
}

Journal Article:
Free Publicly Available Full Text
Publisher's Version of Record

Save / Share:

Works referenced in this record:

“<I>In-situ</I>” Real Time Observation of Planar to Cellular and Cellular to Dendritic Transition of Crystals Growing in Fe–C Alloy Melts
journal, January 1996


Development of Double and Single Hot Thermocouple Technique for in Situ Observation and Measurement of Mold Slag Crystallization.
journal, January 1998


"In-situ" Observation of Collision, Agglomeration and Cluster Formation of Alumina Inclusion Particles on Steel Melts.
journal, January 1997