|About this Abstract
||2016 TMS Annual Meeting & Exhibition
||Characterization of Minerals, Metals, and Materials
||Synchrotron X-ray Tomographic Quantification of Microstructural Evolution in Multi-phase Soft Material
||Enyu Guo, Guang Zeng, Peter Rockett, Julian Bent, Joan Vila-Comamala, Peter D Lee
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In situ Synchrotron X-ray tomography offers a unique tool to quantify microstructural evolution in multiphase materials, allowing the kinetics of transformations to be quantified in real time. In this study, a bespoke cold stage was designed for the Diamond-Manchester Branchline (at Diamond Light source) that allows quantification of the evolution of phase fractions and morphologies in soft solids with high accuracy temperature cycle control. Inline phase contrast tomography and 3D data analysis was used to quantify the microstructural evolution of ice cream samples. The connections and the size distribution of the microstructures were revealed in this typical/complex three phase soft material that consists of air bubbles, ice crystals and unfrozen matrix. The morphology and size of the 3D microstructures were correlated to taste testing to help us understand how they influence our sensorial perception of taste.
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