348 pages | 94 B/W Illus.
Due to the availability of commercial laboratory systems and the emergence of user facilities at synchrotron radiation sources, studies of microcomputed tomography or microCT have increased exponentially. MicroComputed Technology provides a complete introduction to the technology, describing how to use it effectively and understand its results.
The first part of the book focuses on methodology, covering experimental methods, data analysis, and visualization approaches. The second part addresses various microCT applications, including porous solids, microstructural evolution, soft tissue studies, multimode studies, and indirect analyses. The author presents a sufficient amount of fundamental material so that those new to the field can develop a relative understanding of how to design their own microCT studies.
One of the first full-length references dedicated to microCT, this book provides an accessible introduction to field, supplemented with application examples and color images.
X-Ray Contrast and Imaging
Reconstruction from Projections
MicroCT Systems and Their Components
Absorption MicroCT Methods
Synchrotron Radiation Systems
NanoCT (Full-Field, Microscopy-Based
MicroCT with Phase, Fluorescence, or Scattering Contrast
MicroCT in Practice
Performance: Precision and Accuracy
Data Acquisition Challenges
Experimental Design, Data Analysis, Visualization
Simple Metrology and Microstructure Quantification
Distribution of Phases
Metrology and Phylogeny
Cellular or Trabecular Solids
Static Cellular Structures
Temporally Evolving, Nonbiological Cellular Structures
Implants and Tissue Scaffolds
Engineered Network Solids
Networks of Pores
Evolution of Structures
Bone and Soft Tissue Adaptation
Mechanically Induced Damage, Deformation, and Cracking
Monolithic Materials: Crack Face Interactions and Crack Closure
Sea Urchin Teeth
Sulfate Ion Attack of Portland Cement
Fatigue Crack Path and Mesotexture
Load Redistribution in Damaged Monofilament Composites