Symposium on Tomographic Examination Methods

At this year’s WerkstoffWoche (Material Week), which will take place in Dresden from 18 to 20 September 2019, the German Electron Synchrotron (DESY), the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) and the Helmholtz Center Geesthacht (HZG) are organising a symposium on “Tomographic Methods for Material Characterisation“.

Computed tomography provides deep and precise insights which are needed to characterise different material systems. Modern microtomography achieves very high resolutions and offers the opportunity to apply new contrast modes that e.g. image the electron density to increase the density resolution or exploit the refraction of x-ray light.

Completely new fields of application arise when large-scale devices are used as light sources for microtomography. Synchrotron x-ray sources are very intense and allow ultra-fast exposure times to study kinetic events like the melting of alloys or the transport of liquids through porous materials. Neutron sources combined with computed tomography make it possible to display large objects with special contrast.

The symposium “Tomographic Methods for Material Characterisation” will demonstrate the advantages of microtomography by means of expert lectures with sample applications from material research.

As target group, the event is aiming at companies and researchers.

Contributions to the symposium (presentations or posters) can be submitted until 28 February 2019.


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