May 19

Rock porosity

This example showcases the capability for X-ray microscopy. In some small samples, it is very difficult to physically cut and image the sample using SEM or optical microscopy, especially when looking for porosity. In this example a rock fragment is imaged, showing very high resolution detail such as porosity and inclusions. This was done at 2 micron resolution and the size of the physical sample is shown in the photo. Similar scans will be possible with the new submicron CT, allowing 500 nm resolution.

rock scale

porosity slice image 2 micron

rock porosity slice image