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µ-VIS: Multidisciplinary, Multiscale, Microtomographic Volume Imaging

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Engineering Sciences

3D rendering of GFRP
Glass Fibre Reinforced Polymer
3D rendering of a part of an aircraft wing scanned using a 450kV X-ray source and a curved linear detector array
Aircraft wing (450 kVp Source + CLDA detector )
Failure processes may be monitored in microscopic detail as failure occurs, with precise 3D mapping of strains
Static fracture in composites
3D rendering of fibre orientation and damage observed in laminates
3D rendering of fibre orientation and damage in CFRPs
Radiography study of a whole cart wheel
Radiography study of a whole cart wheel
MicroCT supports both initialization and validation of physically-based simulations of composite failure within a direct engineering context
Finite element & fracture analysis
3D rendering in composites
GFRP void-crack interation
Grain boundaries and crack
Grain boundaries and crack in aluminium composite

Medical & Biological Sciences

MicroCT supports both initialization and validation of physically-based simulations of composite failure within a direct engineering context
Lung tissue correlative imaging

Environmental Sciences

3D rendering of Pliosaur jaw and human skull
Pliosaur fossil - 3D rendering of Pliosaur jaw (human skull to scale)
Soft bodied marine fauna (Dinley et al., 2009)
Nephtys hombergi - Soft bodied marine fauna (Dinley et al., 2009)
Detailed 3D measurements of form and dimensions may be made in an automated manner across many samples, supporting paleoclimatology analysis
Planktonic forminifera microfossil
Transport of medical X-ray contrasting agent within living plant roots. Distribution and kinetics of plant root transport processes may be monitored in support of computational simulation
Imaging living plants roots to inform computational simulations
High concentrations of peripheral rami suggest sensory system may be similar to crocodile pressure receptors or shark electroreceptors
Giant pliosaur neurovascular system
Identification and quantification of role of root hairs in crop nutrition
Nutrient uptake in a rice plant
coral core imaging
High-throughput mapping of coral development over 10 meters of core
'Culicoides sonorensis' (Biting Midge )
'Culicoides sonorensis' (Biting Midge )

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