X-Ray Phase-Contrast Tomography for Quantitative Characterisation of Self-Healing Polymers


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X-ray phase-contrast imaging and tomography add an additional dimension to conventional x-ray methods by exploiting the x-ray refraction effects in addition to x-ray absorption in forming an image. This greatly enhances the visibility of edges, voids and boundaries within a sample. It also makes it possible to characterise weakly x-ray absorbing samples which would produce little or no contrast in conventional x-ray imaging. Here we described the application of a laboratory-based x-ray phase-contrast microscope to x-ray micro-tomography of a self-healing polymer system and the quantitative analysis of the resulting three dimensional (3D) datasets to better understand the healing and ageing processes.



Materials Science Forum (Volumes 654-656)

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Jian-Feng Nie and Allan Morton




S. Mayo et al., "X-Ray Phase-Contrast Tomography for Quantitative Characterisation of Self-Healing Polymers", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 654-656, pp. 2322-2325, 2010

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June 2010




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