Shimadzu Review Vol.79[1・2](2022)
Green Innovation


Application of X-Ray Phase Imaging for CFRP Evaluation

by Lisa IshikawaTakahiro DokiNaoki Morimoto, Ph.D.Kenji KimuraKeishi Kitamura, Ph.D.

Shimadzu Review 79[1・2] (2022)


X-ray phase imaging is an imaging technique that offers high sensitivity to light-element materials, which are difficult to identify by conventional X-ray absorption imaging. Due to detection of small-angle scattering, X-ray phase imaging enables observation of fibers and other microstructures in a large field of view. Consequently, it is anticipated for use in the design and quality control of molded carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) products. This article describes the CFRP evaluation software that extracts information from captured images. The article also reports results of a comparison between the extracted characteristic quantities and the destructive tests.

Advanced Analysis Unit, Technology Research Laboratory, Shimadzu Corporation, Kyoto, Japan

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