Unveil the secrets of composite materials using synchrotron light
Data / Ora
Date(s) - 31/03/2017
10:15 am - 11:00 am
Using synchrotron light Photoemission quantitative and qualitative chemical characterization of
As an example, it is possible to study the internal failure mechanisms of composites using 3D imaging (X-ray tomography) and assess the position, size and orientation of particles in carbon nanotube fibres using a combination of wide-angle X-ray scattering and fluorescence data. Moreover the use of microfocus X-ray beams is helpful to characterise nanostructure of fibre-reinforced composites and high performance fibres or analyse the open porosity in foams and residual porosity in sintered objects and the physico-chemical properties.
Using X-Ray Diffraction, residual stress and texture analysis, phase identification and structural studies and kinetic studies could be performed. Systems that can be investigated vary from organic and inorganic thin films to thermally and/or mechanically modified surfaces of mechanic components. Even polymers, catalysts and highly disordered materials in the form of films, powders, fibers can be studied as well as residual strains in the metal and ceramic phases separately and simultaneously in metal matrix composites.
This workshop presents a unique opportunity to get hands-on practical experience of the various X-ray techniques available at the ESRF and ELETTRA that are offered to industrial customers for proprietary experiments with a fast and flexible access and a modular, personalized service under the close guidance and support of the scientists.
Ennio Capria (ESRF)
Marco Peloi (Elettra)
Place: Compotec Hall, Pav. D
European Synchrotron (ESRF) – France