Talk , Advice , Workshop

An overview tour showing the capabilities of the 3D X-Ray Computer Tomography

3D X-Ray CT Facility

A free one-hour tour of the Royce Institute 3D X-Ray Computer Tomography Facility in the Maxwell Centre at Cambridge University.

The 3D X-Ray Computer Tomography microscope is used for in-situ characterisation of the composition, deformation and damage development of materials for ICT at length scales on the order of 1 micron. It is useful for determining the relationship between processing and microstructure, for observing fracture mechanisms, for investigating properties at multiple length scales, and for quantifying and characterising microstructural evolution.

It can perform in-situ and 4D (time dependent) studies to understand the impact of heating, cooling, oxidation, wetting, tension, tensile compression, imbibition, drainage and other simulated environmental studies. It can perform non-destructive views into deeply buried microstructures that may be unobservable with 2D surface imaging; compositional contrast for studying low Z or “near Z” elements and other difficult-to-discern materials.

A particular emphasis will be the development of specialised loading stages that will allow for accurate monitoring of 3D deformation processes (such as the swelling of a battery) during operation.

This tour will give an overview of the capabilities of the 3D X-Ray Computer Tomography microscope as well as information on booking, funding opportunities and the work of the Royce Institute.

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Location: Maxwell Centre, JJ Thomson Avenue, Cambridge CB3 0HE

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