Tomoscopy is a technique for the continuous and time-resolved in-situ and in-operando investigation of dynamic processes in various fields of research (biology, energy, materials science, etc.) in three spatial dimensions. The high flux of modern synchrotron (or liquid metal lab) X-ray sources and achieved sensitivities of new detectors allow a fast image acquisition rate, which in combination with the rotation of the investigated sample and the manipulation of the environment (temperature, pressure, atmosphere, etc.) allows tomographic imaging throughout the process.
Depending on the availability of experimental stations, the students will perform time-resolved imaging experiments investigating material scientific questions. They will go through the processing of the collected data to reconstruct them and extract quantitative information, gaining understanding of the observed process.
More about the technique can be found in García-Moreno, F., Kamm, P. H., Neu, T. R., Bülk, F., Mokso, R., Schlepütz, C. M., Stampanoni, M. & Banhart, J. (2019). Using X-ray tomoscopy to explore the dynamics of foaming metal. Nature communications, 10(1), 1-9 and García-Moreno, et al. J. Synchrotron Radiat. 25 (2018)