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X-ray phase-contrast micro-tomography and image analysis of wood microstructure

Mayo, Sheridan and Evans, Robert and Chen, Fiona and Lagerstrom, Ryan (2009) X-ray phase-contrast micro-tomography and image analysis of wood microstructure. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, 186 (1). 012105.

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A number of commercially important properties of wood depend on details of the wood micro- and nano- structure. CSIRO Forest Biosciences have developed SilviScan, an analytical instrument which uses a number of high-speed techniques for analyzing these properties. X-ray micro-tomographic analysis of wood samples provides detailed 3D reconstructions of the wood microstructure which can be used to validate results from SilviScan measurements. A series of wood samples was analysed using laboratory-based phase-contrast x-ray micro-tomography. Image analysis techniques were applied to the 3D data sets to extract significant features and statistical properties of the specimens. These data provide a means of verification of results from the more rapid SilviScan techniques, and will clarify the results of micro-diffraction studies of wood microfibrils.

Item Type:Article
ID Code:11328
Deposited By:Prof. Alexey Ivanov
Deposited On:02 Nov 2011 00:05
Last Modified:02 Nov 2011 00:47

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