Burning issues in tomography analysis
Researchers are using 3D multispectral imaging methods such as synchrotron X-ray tomography to assess the effectiveness of blending polystyrene with flame retardants to make them safer. The ability to image materials with a wide range of X-ray energies yields 3D elemental maps. These maps measure chemical homogeneity and with time-dependent imaging, diffusion and transport properties. The beamlines are mostly automated and can be enhanced with sample changers. Experienced users and staff scientist will manually adjust optics, slits, monochromators, interferometers, scintillators, and detectors for maximum performance. Users need secure, remote access to imaging equipment, and beamlines need protection from unauthorized users.
Publication Source (Journal or Book title)
Computing in Science and Engineering
Ham, K., Barnett, H., & Butler, L. (2008). Burning issues in tomography analysis. Computing in Science and Engineering, 10 (2), 78-81. https://doi.org/10.1109/MCSE.2008.51