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Neutron tomography

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Neutron tomography

Neutron tomography is a form of computed tomography involving the production of three-dimensional images by the detection of the absorbance of neutrons produced by a neutron source.[1] It created a three-dimensional image of an object by combining multiple planar images with a known separation.[2] It has a resolution of around 200–500 μm.[3] Whilst its resolution is lower than that of X-ray tomography, it can be useful for specimens containing low contrast between the matrix and object of interest; for instance, fossils with a high carbon content, such as plants or vertebrate remains.[4]

Neutron tomography can have the unfortunate side-effect of leaving imaged samples radioactive if they contain appreciable levels of certain elements.[4]

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  2. ^ McClellan Nuclear Radiation Center
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