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Micro-CT Applications for Product Development

3D Micro-CT scan of a polyelectrolyte complex (PEC) film used as an excipient for the formulation of active agents in drug delivery systems. Credit; “Micro-Computed Tomography (Micro-CT) Analysis as a New Approach for Characterization of Drug Delivery Systems”, Kılıçarslan, Müge, et al, Micro-computed Tomography (micro-CT) in Medicine and Engineering. Springer, Cham, 26 …

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Customer Feature: Micro-CT for Personal Hygiene Product Development

Micro-CT has been found to be an effective tool for studying and contributing to improvements of consumer hygiene products such as tampons.  Tampons are typically made up of fibrous materials, including rayon and other natural and/or polymeric fibers, and are a key product in the world of women’s health and hygiene. The …

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Micro-CT Examination of a Tree Mushroom

Polypores are a group of fleshy fungi with pores or tubes underneath. Taxonomically, the polypores are complicated and not completely understood, with an amazing amount of morphological diversity. While many can be identified by their macro features and the host tree they are attached to, if a mushroom grows on a large …

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Micro-CT Applications for Food Safety

Imaging food freezing using X‐ray microtomography ABSTRACT This study evaluates the effectiveness of micro-CT for visualizing ice crystal structures formed during freezing of a number of foods. The study looked at various frozen materials, including meat, fish, chicken, potato, cheese, and carrot. The food materials were freeze-dried to remove the ice crystal …

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Micro-CT Examination of Sardines Packed in Oil

The food processing and manufacturing industry utilizes micro-CT analysis in several ways, from studying the distribution of ingredients within products to inspecting finished packaging for foreign materials and checking product distribution within the packaging. Further, micro-CT allows researchers to study intact internal microstructure data non-invasively, as we were able to demonstrate with …

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Micro-CT Applications for Primate Studies

Skull reconstruction of the late Miocene ape Rudapithecus hungaricus from Rudabánya, Hungary ABSTRACT This study presents a reconstruction of a well-preserved ape skull from late Miocene deposits in Rudabánya, Hungary. The study utilized micro-CT scans of the original Rudapithecus hungaricus partial cranium RUD 200 and the associated mandible RUD 212 to “realign …

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Micro-CT for Primate Studies

Micro-CT examination of the primate cranial morphospace allows scientists to explore developmental, evolutionary, and functional influences that have contributed to primate cranial diversity. The primate cranium is quite complex, supporting vital functions such as respiration, olfaction, food acquisition and mastication, communication, and protection of the brain and eyes. Natural selection within different …

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Micro-CT Examination of Additively Manufactured Parts

Micro-CT has become widely used to analyze and test additively manufactured parts, particularly for porosity analysis and dimensional measurement. In conventional manufacturing, a weld would always be inspected for voids and inclusions, but in additive manufacturing the entire sample is essentially one large weld. Therefore, to qualify and verify safety-critical aerospace, automotive, …

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Micro-CT Applications for Fiber-Reinforced Plastics

Fiber characterization and orientation analysis Fibrous structures occur frequently in both natural and synthetic materials. With micro-CT, it is possible to analyze individual fiber properties (such as diameter), and orientation distribution. With several software tools, in-depth geometric characterization of fibers is possible. “The interface between fiber and matrix material in composites and …

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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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