For exploring internal structure and details XRM technology is indispensable. The non-destructive characteristic of 3D X-ray imaging allows quantitative analysis of structural parameters such as porosity, grain size, feature orientation and local thickness. Also, µCT can be used to follow up dynamic processes. Slow processes can be monitored by scanning a sample at different steady states (time-lapse CT) whilst fast processes can be studied by using fast scans at acquisition times down to 65 seconds (4D CT).
If the non-destructive characteristic is not needed the system can be equipped in-situ compression, tensile and temperature stages for mechanical experiments. This way, the correlation between a sample’s structure and mechanical properties can be investigated in high detail.