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Meeting 2017 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
Symposium Characterization of Materials through High Resolution Coherent Imaging
Presentation Title Soft-X-ray Ptychographic Imaging of Shale
Author(s) Namhey Lee, Peter Nico, David Shapiro, Manika Prasad, Timothy Kneafsey, Benjamin Gilbert
On-Site Speaker (Planned) Namhey Lee
Abstract Scope Shales are important sedimentary rock formations for energy resources and geologic storage of waste materials due to their very low permeability. Soft-X-ray ptychography provides a new approach for imaging the pore structures in shale that is complementary to electron microscopy, helium ion microscopy and scanning transmission X-ray microscopy. Ptychography acquires the complex refractive index of the sample that is better suited to low-density materials such as kerogen. We performed non-resonant soft-X-ray ptychographic imaging of carbonate rich (Niobara) and organic rich (Bakken) shale rocks thinned to 0.5 µm using focused ion beam milling. In all samples, two-dimensional (2D) projection images revealed complex internal structure with 5-nm features resolved. In organic-rich shale, 2D transmission images reveal nanoscale porosity consistent with HIM images of fractured shale. Wavy lamellar structures within organic components are likely clay minerals. However, determination of nanoscale pore structure is affected by statistical noise in the diffraction data.
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Biological and Bio-inspired Multifunctional Structural Materials
Biological Imaging Using Combined Ptychography and X-ray Fluorescence
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Coherent Diffractive Imaging with Wavelength Spatial Resolution using 13.5nm High Harmonics: Full Field, High-contrast Imaging on a Tabletop
Coherent X-ray Diffraction Measurements of Lattice Distortions Caused by Ion Bombardment
Coherent X-ray Imaging at Future High Brightness Synchrotron Sources
High Resolution Coherent Imaging for Materials
High Speed Tomographic Imaging of Materials during Uniaxial Loading
Imaging Strain Fields by Ptychographic Topography
In-Situ and In-Operando Examination of Structure-Functional Relations in Porous Materials for Energy Conversion and Storage with Nano- and Micro- Synchrotron X-ray Computed Tomography
In-situ Deformation and Damage Assessment in Materials under Dynamic Loading Using High Speed Synchrotron X-ray Phase Contrast Imaging
In-situ Phase Contrast Nano-tomography at ID16B
Nanoscale 4D Microstructural Evolution of Precipitates in Aluminum Alloys Using Transmission X-Ray Microscopy (TXM)
Nanoscale Chemical Imaging of an Individual Catalyst Particle with Soft X-ray Ptychography
Phase Contrast Tomography to Document Gypsum Dehydration in Single Crystals and Polycrystalline Materials
Photoelastic Ptychography: A New Approach for Quantitative Stress Determination
Polychromatic Bragg Coherent X-ray Diffraction Imaging for Rapid Measurements
Progress towards Dichroic Bragg Coherent Diffractive Imaging
Real-time Direct and Diffraction Hard X-ray Imaging of Ultra-fast Processes
Revolutions in Coherent X-ray Sources Will Enable Dynamic Nanometer Scale Strain Imaging in Structural Materials
Soft-X-ray Ptychographic Imaging of Shale
Some Recent Advances in the Theory and Modeling of Phase Contrast Imaging
Speckle-based X-ray Imaging at Diamond Light Source
Unraveling the Structure-function Relationships in Ion Implanted Nanodiamonds
Zernike Phase Contrast for Hard X-ray Microscopy

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