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Applications of X-ray computed tomography in the geosciences

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F. Mees
F. Mees
Department of Geology and Soil Science, Ghent University, Krijgslaan 281 S8, B-9000 Ghent, Belgium (e-mail: florias.mees@rug.ac.be)
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R. Swennen
R. Swennen
Physico-chemical Geology, K. U. Leuven, Celestijnenlaan 200C, B-3001 Heverlee, Belgium
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M. Van Geet
M. Van Geet
Physico-chemical Geology, K. U. Leuven, Celestijnenlaan 200C, B-3001 Heverlee, Belgium
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P. Jacobs
P. Jacobs
Department of Geology and Soil Science, Ghent University, Krijgslaan 281 S8, B-9000 Ghent, Belgium (e-mail: florias.mees@rug.ac.be)
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Published:
January 01, 2003

Abstract

X-ray computed tomography (CT) is a non-destructive technique with wide applications in various geological disciplines. It reveals the internal structure of objects, determined by variations in density and atomic composition. Large numbers of parallel 2D sections can be obtained, which allows 3D imaging of selected features. Important applications are the study of porosity and fluid flow, applied to investigations in the fields of petroleum geology, rock mechanics and soil science. Expected future developments include the combined use of CT systems with different resolutions, the wider use of related X-ray techniques and the integration of CT data with results of compatible non-destructive techniques.

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Geological Society, London, Special Publications

Applications of X-ray Computed Tomography in the Geosciences

F. Mees
F. Mees
Ghent University, Belgium
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R. Swennen
R. Swennen
Physico-chemical Geology, K. U. Leuven, Belgium
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M. Van Geet
M. Van Geet
SCK-CEN, Belgium
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P. Jacobs
P. Jacobs
Ghent University, Belgium
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Geological Society of London
Volume
215
ISBN electronic:
9781862394636
Publication date:
January 01, 2003

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