In-Situ Synchrotron X-Ray Microtomography Studies of Microstructure and Damage Evolution in Engineering Materials (pages 939–950)
F. Beckmann, R. Grupp, A. Haibel, M. Huppmann, M. Nöthe, A. Pyzalla, W. Reimers, A. Schreyer and R. Zettler
Version of Record online: 21 NOV 2007 | DOI: 10.1002/adem.200700254
In materials science X-ray microtomography has evolved as an increasingly utilized technique for characterizing the 3D microstructure of materials. The fundamentals of X-ray microtomography experimental methods and the reconstruction and data evaluation processes are briefly described. A review of in-situ synchrotron X-ray microtomography studies in literature is given. Examples of recent work include in-situ microtomography investiagtions of metallic foams, in-situ studies of the sintering of copper particles, and in-situ investigations of creep damage evolution in composites. Future perspectives of in-situ X-ray microtomography studies in materials science are outlined.