Laboratory-based x-ray micro-tomography with submicron resolution

S. Mayo, P. Miller, S. W. Wilkins, B. Gao, T. Gureyev

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X-ray Microtomography bridges the 3D analysis gap between conventional x-ray tomography and TEM tomography. The use of a laboratory-based microfocus source opens up the opportunity to gain additional benefits from in-line phase contrast for enhancing the visibility of fine features, cracks, voids and boundaries in individual views. Coupled with phase retrieval methods, such images can be used as input to conventional reconstruction algorithms for three dimensional visualization. Working at high resolution brings challenges of physical stability of the system. Software approaches to overcoming these difficulties have enabled submicron resolution 3D reconstructions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDevelopments in X-Ray Tomography V
Publication statusPublished - 13 Nov 2006
Externally publishedYes
EventDevelopments in X-ray Tomography 2006 - San Diego, United States of America
Duration: 15 Aug 200617 Aug 2006
Conference number: 5th

Publication series

NameProgress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE
ISSN (Print)1605-7422


ConferenceDevelopments in X-ray Tomography 2006
CountryUnited States of America
CitySan Diego
Internet address


  • Micro-tomography
  • Phase-contrast
  • X-ray microscopy

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