X-ray micro-tomography an attractive characterisation technique in materials science

Abstract : X-ray tomography is a non-destructive technique which provides 3D information of materials. It is consequently very attractive in Materials Science since the relation between macroscopic properties and the micro-structure of a material is very frequently required. The aim of this paper is to present selected results obtained in various investigations of metallic materials such as superplastic deformation, materials in the semi-solid state and metallic foams. Depending on the studied features, several tomography analysis modes were used: conventional absorption mode, phase contrast and holotomography, a new technique, which provides the 3D distribution of the electron density in the bulk of the material. Furthermore micro-tomography enables one to perform in situ experiments either by using a mechanical test machine or a furnace.
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L. Salvo, P. Cloetens, Eric Maire, S. Zabler, J.J. Blandin, et al.. X-ray micro-tomography an attractive characterisation technique in materials science. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms, Elsevier, 2003, pp.273-286. ⟨hal-00475146⟩



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