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3D X-ray microtomography

Published: 29 March 2017

A new state-of-the-art x-ray microtomography system was installed at LTU 2016 (John Field Laboratory, E-building). The system (Zeiss Xradia 510 Versa) together with an in-situ load module, which allows both mechanical and thermal loading, is completely unique in Sweden.

X-ray microtomography (XMT) enables 3D in-situ imaging and characterization of materials, including minerals, rocks, metals, composites and wood, with sub-micron resolution. From the acquired 3D data it is possible to make a quantitative characterization of internal features such as porosity, cracks, grains, fibers etc., as well as determine material deformation and strain.