Non Destructive Three Dimensional Imaging of Aluminium Alloys
This paper generally presents different techniques available to image the microstructure of materials in three dimensions (3D) at different scales. It then focuses on the use of the more versatile of these techniques for aluminum alloys : X-ray tomography. The paper describes the recent improvements (spatial and the temporal resolution, grain imaging). Electron tomography is also presented as a promising technique to improve the spatial resolution.
W.J. Poole, M.A. Wells and D.J. Lloyd
É. Maire, J. Y. Buffière, R. Mokso, P. Cloetens, W. Ludwig, "Non Destructive Three Dimensional Imaging of Aluminium Alloys", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 519-521, pp. 1367-1372, 2006