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X-ray micro-computed tomography of beech wood and biomorphic C, SiC and Al/SiC composites

Wilkes, T. E. and Stock, S. R. and De Carlo, F. and Xiao, X. and Faber, K. T. (2009) X-ray micro-computed tomography of beech wood and biomorphic C, SiC and Al/SiC composites. Philosophical Magazine, 89 (17). pp. 1373-1389. ISSN 1478-6435.

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The microstructures of beech wood and of beech wood-derived carbon, silicon carbide (SiC), and an aluminum/SiC composite were studied using both scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and synchrotron X-ray micro-computed tomography (µCT). As opposed to traditional two-dimensional imaging techniques, the µCT data allowed nondestructive evaluation of relatively large sample volumes. Nondestructive three-dimensional data analysis led to the observation of microstructural features, such as varying pore-wall topographies not previously seen in SEM, calculations of the volume fraction of porosity and characterization of the interconnectivity of porosity in the SiC material.

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Additional Information:© 2009 Taylor & Francis. Received 2 January 2009; final version received 6 April 2009. Published online: 11 Oct 2010. Funding for this work was provided by National Science Foundation Grant DMR-0710630. Use of the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory was supported by the US Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, under Contract No. DE-AC02-06CH11357.
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Department of Energy (DOE)DE-AC02-06CH11357
Subject Keywords:synchrotron; X-ray micro-computed tomography; composite; wood; silicone carbide
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