Time-resolved 3D imaging with X-rays has rapidly emerged as an essential technique to understand materials evolution; facilitating in situ investigations ranging from mechanical deformation to fluid flow in porous materials. Imaging of dynamic processes is one of the key applications at synchrotron micro-CT beamlines, extending the limits of temporal resolution further and further. However, access to those facilities is often limited and operational costs are quite high.
In the laboratory, image quality and spatial resolution have been significantly improved, however this has often been at the cost of temporal resolution. Recent developments at TESCAN XRE have made it possible to visualize and inspect dynamic processes in the laboratory with a temporal resolution below 10 seconds.
In this talk we explore the challenges and innovations that have led to this capability, highlighting a number of applications across materials science, life science and geoscience applications.
Luke Hunter is the regional product manager for North and South America for TESCAN’s Micro-CT product lines. He recently joined TESCAN in the spring of this year. Prior to TESCAN, Luke spent 11+ years in the X-ray microscopy and Micro-CT industries, as an application specialist, applications team manager, and solutions marketing manager. He received his MSc. from University of California, Berkeley (Berkeley, CA USA) in Mechanical Engineering and his B.A. in Mechanical Engineering from Washington State University (Pullman, WA USA).
TESCAN is a global supplier of scientific instrumentation and microscopy solutions, headquartered in Brno, Czech Republic. The company is focused on research, development and manufacturing of scientific instruments and laboratory equipment including electron- and ion microscopy, micro-CT and more.