Particle, Pore, and Fiber Analysis

X-ray CT (computed tomography) can image objects in 3D non-destructively and analyze sizes and shapes of particles, pores, and fibers at millimeter to sub-micron scale. This technique is often applied to analyze pores in foams, grains in geological samples, fibers and fillers in composites, etc.

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How does it work?

Analysis procedure

The particle, pore, and fiber analysis involves the following steps:

  1. Obtain a CT scan of the object.
  2. The CT images are segmented into different materials, such as pores and matrices.
  3. The elements, such as pores, are separated and indexed to individually analyze their sizes and shapes.

Learning resources

To learn more about general image segmentation:

To learn about CT's application to foams and composites:

To learn more about X‑ray micro-CT:

Particle, pore, and fiber analysis application examples

Explore application examples to see if this technique can help you with your research or production challenges.

What is micro-CT?

How does it work? How much does it cost? Do I need It? What are the common problems?
To learn everything you need to know about micro-CT, you can start here: What is micro-CT?

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