A dedicated micro-CT beamline for the Australian synchrotron and the remote-CT project

S. C. Mayo, T. E. Gureyev, Y. I. Nesterets, D. A. Thompson, K. K W Siu, K. Wallwork

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Abstract

A dedicated micro-CT beamline is planned for the Australian Synchrotron which will extend the synchrotron's imaging and tomography capability down to the smaller scale, incorporating phase-contrast and absorption-contrast, and an additional focussing-based mode for high-resolution. The beamline will use multi-layer mirror monochromators for enhanced flux, and will focus particularly on dynamic and high throughput studies in both monochromatic and pink-beam mode. Together with the existing Imaging and Medical beamline, this beamline will produce numerous large datasets of 10 GB or more, providing a significant data-processing challenge. The Remote-CT project addresses this by combining the "MASSIVE" supercomputing GPU cluster with XLI / X-TRACT software, developed at CSIRO. This software has extensive functionality for both processing and simulation of absorption and phase-contrast tomography data and has now been modified for parallel operation on a GPU cluster to take maximum advantage of the speed-up this enables.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012002
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Volume463
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

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Mayo, S. C., Gureyev, T. E., Nesterets, Y. I., Thompson, D. A., Siu, K. K. W., & Wallwork, K. (2013). A dedicated micro-CT beamline for the Australian synchrotron and the remote-CT project. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 463(1), [012002]. https://doi.org/10.1088/1742-6596/463/1/012002