AXIA-tomogram "Like a fish out of water" won first price in this year's Science as Art competition at iNANO.
The tomogram was acquired with AXIA's 3D X-ray microscope and visualized in Dragonfly 2022.1 (ORS) using a discrete version of the Rainbow lookup table from a transparent purple (flesh and fish scales) through blue and green (skeleton) to an opaque red for increasingly dense material.
We have been so fortunate to work with researchers from the Skrydstrup group and Danish Technological Institute who have developed a chemical process to extract virgin-grade materials from wind turbine blades in one process. The quality of the extracted glass fibres was assessed using our Xradia 620 Versa microscope among other exciting techniques. The work has been published in nature.
In the course, the students were taught the basic principles of computed tomography followed by four days of experimental and computer exercises to learn the instrumentation as well as simple tools for data analysis.
We look forward to repeating the success next year!
The system is already being used efficiently, most recently in combination with Ga ion fibbing guided by µCT images to produce ultra-small samples for a synchrotron experiment currently being conducted at the NanoMAX beamline at MAX-IV in Lund.