A brief guide to synchrotron radiation-based microtomography in (structural) geology and rock mechanics

Fusseis, F., Xiao, X., Schrank, C., & De Carlo, F. (2014) A brief guide to synchrotron radiation-based microtomography in (structural) geology and rock mechanics. Journal of Structural Geology, 65, pp. 1-16.

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This contribution outlines Synchrotron-based X-ray micro-tomography and its potential use in structural geology and rock mechanics. The paper complements several recent reviews of X-ray microtomography. We summarize the general approach to data acquisition, post-processing as well as analysis and thereby aim to provide an entry point for the interested reader. The paper includes tables listing relevant beamlines, a list of all available imaging techniques, and available free and commercial software packages for data visualization and quantification. We highlight potential applications in a review of relevant literature including time-resolved experiments and digital rock physics. The paper concludes with a report on ongoing developments and upgrades at synchrotron facilities to frame the future possibilities for imaging sub-second processes in centimetre-sized samples.

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ID Code: 70743
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: X-ray Microtomography, Sychrotron, Digital Rock Physics, 3D Petrography
DOI: 10.1016/j.jsg.2014.02.005
ISSN: 1873-1201
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Earth, Environmental & Biological Sciences
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Elsevier
Deposited On: 30 Apr 2014 23:31
Last Modified: 17 Dec 2014 01:38

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