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Applications of high-resolution X-ray computed tomography in petrology, meteoritics and palaeontology

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W. D. Carlson
W. D. Carlson
Department of Geological Sciences, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 78712, USA (e-mail: wcarlson@mail.utexas.edu)
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T. Rowe
T. Rowe
Department of Geological Sciences, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 78712, USA (e-mail: wcarlson@mail.utexas.edu)
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R. A. Ketcham
R. A. Ketcham
Department of Geological Sciences, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 78712, USA (e-mail: wcarlson@mail.utexas.edu)
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M. W. Colbert
M. W. Colbert
Department of Geological Sciences, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas 78712, USA (e-mail: wcarlson@mail.utexas.edu)
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Published:
January 01, 2003

Abstract

High-resolution and ultra-high-resolution X-ray computed tomography are rapid, non-destructive and extremely powerful techniques for three-dimensional examination and measurement of a great variety of geological materials and specimens with sizes from several millimetres to several decimetres. A review of recent applications in petrology, meteoritics and palaeontology, which utilized an instrument optimized for geological studies (High-Resolution X-ray Computed Tomography Facility of the University of Texas at Austin), documents an abundance of novel scientific results and illuminates the potential for still broader application of these techniques in the earth sciences.

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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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