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    X-ray Microscopic Examination of the Coffee Roasting Process

    Figure 1: Photograph of beans moving from unroasted, to medium roast, to dark roast  Roasting coffee beans causes meaningful changes in their microstructure, such as the increase in total pore volume, porosity, and density due to the rupture of bonds in the internal structure of the coffee beans during roasting. These changes …

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    Micro-CT Examination of a Hockey Stick

    Fiber-reinforced plastics (or polymers) are composite materials made of a polymer matrix that is reinforced with fibers. Typically, most of these composites have strong, stiff fibers in a matrix, which produces a component that often has a low density yet is strong and stiff. Fibers, such as glass (as in fiberglass), carbon, …

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    Micro-CT Examination of Ceramic Pottery

    Examining the internal structure of archaeological artifacts can provide unique insights that can help us understand the people who made them, their culture, and the technology they developed to shape the world around them. Archaeometry, or the application of scientific techniques to the analysis of archaeological artifacts, is transforming modern archaeology and …

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    Micro-CT Examination of a Rusty Screw Point

    Corrosion in metals can affect a wide array of man-made materials, from reinforced steel in concrete to historic monuments and implanted medical devices. Corrosion causes a loss of strength that can lead to safety hazards in bridges, buildings, and pipelines, as well as in medical devices. The annual direct cost of metallic …

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    January 2019: Micro-CT Applications for Digital Dissections of Biological Samples

    Using MicroCT to Identify Micro Snail Species ABSTRACT Thorn snails are small, fragile Ellobioidea-related snails that are an important component of leaf litter decomposition in stable environments. They increase biodiversity in the decomposition process and assist releasing nutrients into the soil, thus improving the health of vegetation. Studying these tiny snails and …

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    Micro-CT Applications for Particle Analysis

    MICRO-CT NEWS, ARTICLES, AND INFORMATION Micro-CT Applications for Particle Analysis 2D & 3D particle size analysis of micro-CT images This article demonstrates that 3D micro-CT is a powerful tool for the analysis of particle sizes and states that “3D analysis of individual particles is the most versatile method to obtain quantitative information …

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    Micro-CT of Adhesive Bonds in Wood, Using the Bruker SkyScan 1275

    Micro-CT of Adhesive Bonds in Wood, Using the Bruker SkyScan 1275     Animation of Superglue in Wood 3D Rendering Animation of Wood Glue in Wood 3D Rendering   Using Micro-CT to Examine Material Structural Properties of Adhesive-Bonded Wood     Adhesive bonding of wood is important in the manufacture of building …

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    Micro-CT Applications in Entomology

    MICRO-CT NEWS, ARTICLES, AND INFORMATION February 2018: Micro-CT Applications in Entomology The following articles illustrate benefits in using micro-CT for studying ant taxonomy and biodiversity, as well as for morphological documentation. Also included is an article on using micro-Ct for scanning live insects. More X-Ray microtomography for ant taxonomy This in-depth exploration …

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    Thoughts on Turning Points and Scientific Innovation

    Scientific research has always been global to some extent, with major contributions coming from around the world. But globalization has sped up, with increasing exchanges of ideas, research tools, and scientific collaboration, all made possible by the development of the internet. Micro Photonics has played its own part in this transformation since …

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