High-resolution observation of steel using X-ray tomography technique

Hiroyuki Toda, Fukuto Tomizato, Frank Zeismann, Yasuko Motoyashiki-Besel, Kentaro Uesugi, Akihisa Takeuchi, Yoshio Suzuki, Masakazu Kobayashi, Angelika Brueckner-Foit

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A common, serviceable form of steel has been observed by employing synchrotron X-ray microtomography technique. Spatial resolution has been optimized using a test object with varying experimental conditions. Reasonably high resolution, which is close to the theoretical upper limit for the projection-type Xray tomography, has been achieved for a reasonably large specimen. Its application has made it possible to clearly observe a fatigue crack and its opening behavior in steel, and to demonstrate some quantitative mechanical evaluations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)516-521
Number of pages6
Journalisij international
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry


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