March 2020 


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Example of a neutron microtomography using the PSI 'Neutron Microscope’ at the ILL-D50 beamline: A vertical slice from a neutron microtomography dataset showing dendritic
microstructures of lead, voids and gold in a sample of a gold-lead alloy.
Figure published in the WCNR-11 paper:
"PSI ‘Neutron Microscope’ at ILL-D50 Beamline - First Results"

Pavel Trtik, Michael Meyer, Timon Wehmann, Alessandro Tengattini, Duncan Atkins, Eberhard Lehmann, Markus Strobl
Materials Research Proceedings 15 (2020) 23-28
Reproduced by permission of the authors.
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April 2020 



Egyptian objects from the Kha and Merit grave goods.

Left: sealed ceramic vase investigated through neutron techniques, neutron radiography, and PGAA plot with the labels of the detected isotopes;

Right: Egyptian metallic vase (situla), neutron radiography and one of the acquired diffraction patterns

Figure published in the paper:

"Neutrons for Cultural Heritage—Techniques, Sensors, and Detection"

Giulia Festa , Giovanni Romanelli , Roberto Senesi, Laura Arcidiacono, Claudia Scatigno, Stewart F. Parker, M. P. M. MarquesCarla Andreani 

Sensors 2020, 20(2), 502;             


Reproduced with permission from G. Romanelli, Sensors; published by MDPI, 2020.

May 2020 


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Left: radiographic image of maltodextrin particles (x = 3.55 mm, c = 0.05 w/w) with the respective transmission scale;

Right: tomographic image of the maltodextrin particle (x = 3.55 mm, c = 0.05 w/w) at a height of 1.55 mm (red line in the left image) with the absorption scale (a.u.); the particle edge is represented by the red dotted line; the green line indicates the actual position of the drying front.


Figure published in the paper:-

"Development of an experimental setup for in situ visualization of lyophilization using neutron radiography and computed   tomography."

Hilmer MPeters JSchulz MGruber SVorhauer NTsotsas E, Foerst P

Reproduced from The Review of Scientific Instruments, 01 Jan 2020, 91(1):014102, with the permission of AIP Publishing.

DOI: 10.1063/1.5126927 PMID: 32012547 

June 2020 


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Photo (a) and a fast neutron image (b) of the Li-fueled reactor, post-operation. The flat and dark-field corrected radiographic image reveals a heat exchanger coil, the upper highly oxidized region (dark-gray), and the lower, primarily non-oxidized, elemental Li-rich portion (light gray). The image was taken over four minutes of exposure time. The red line represent roughly the beam size at the detector position.

Figure published in the WCNR-11 paper:

"Fast Neutron Imaging at a Reactor Beam Line"

R. Zboray, Ch. Greer, A. Rattner, R. Adams, Z. Kis

Materials Research Proceedings 15 (2020) 180-184

Reproduced by permission of the authors.

July 2020 


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Organisation of electrode unrolling (top, middle, bottom) and analysis of the lithium distribution in the LixMnO2 electrode during discharging using neutron tomography data

Figure published in the paper:-

"4D imaging of lithium-batteries using correlative neutron and X-ray tomography with a virtual unrolling technique"

Ralf F. ZiescheTobias ArltDonal P. FineganThomas M. M. Heenan

Alessandro TengattiniDaniel BaumNikolay KardjilovHenning Markötter

Ingo MankeWinfried KockelmannDan J. L. Brett & Paul R. Shearing

Nature Communications volume 11, Article number: 777 (2020)

Reproduced with permission from P.R. Shearing

August 2020 


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Figure published in the paper:-

"Neutron Dark-Field Imaging with Edge Illumination"

Marco Endrizzi, Gibril K. Kallon, Triestino Minniti, Rolf Brönnimann, Alessandro Olivo

arXiv:2006.12171v1 [physics.ins-det] 22 Jun 2020

Reproduced with permission from Marco Endrizzi

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September 2020 


Figure 5

a) Neutron CT slice shows layers of textile wrapping;

b) X-ray CT slice shows higher grayscale contrast;

c) Segmented and visualised calcaneus bone [green area in b)];

d) Close-up showing layered wrapping of varying tightness and coarseness [red box on a)]

Figure published in the WCNR-11 paper:-

"Digitally Excavating the Hidden Secrets of an Egyptian
Animal Mummy: a Comparative Neutron and X-ray CT Study"
Carla A Raymond and Joseph J Bevitt

Materials Research Proceedings 15 (2020) 250-255
Reproduced by permission of the authors.

October 2020 


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Figure published in:-

"Electric field imaging using polarized neutrons"

Yuan-Yu Jau, Daniel S. Hussey, Thomas R. Gentile, Wangchun Chen

arXiv:2006.03728 [physics.ins-det]

Reproduced by permission of the authors

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November 2020 


Figure 7. X-μCT- (A) and n-μCT-based (B) mesiodistal virtual sections through the buccal cusps of the lower molar SMF-8888. The white arrows indicate the positions of two pulp horns barely discernible on the X-ray image (A) but clearly rendered by the neutron-based record (B). The dotted line in (B) highlights the enamel-dentine boundary, not visible in (A).

Figure published in:-

"When X-Rays Do Not Work. Characterizing the Internal Structure of Fossil Hominid Dentognathic Remains Using High-Resolution Neutron Microtomographic Imaging"

Clément Zanolli, Burkhard Schillinger, Ottmar Kullmer, Friedemann Schrenk, Jay Kelley, Gertrud E. Rössner and Roberto Macchiarelli

Front. Ecol. Evol., 27 February 2020

Reproduced by permission of Clément Zanolli

December 2020 


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Figure 4.

(a) The horizontal cut through the tomography image of the partially dried sample (after 11.5 h of drying) reveals the dry zones. The light-gray regions contain water and maltodextrin (it is noted that maltodextrin and heavy water are not distinguished from this image).

(b) Schematic illustration of the different zones that are distinguished from the tomography image. The red arrows depict the expansion direction of the dry zones.

1: accumulation of maltodextrin inside the peripheral maltodextrin belt;

2: peripheral sublimation zone with fractal front;

3: ring of frozen water and maltodextrin;

4: sublimation fingering zone.

Figure published in:-

"Freeze-Drying with Structured Sublimation Fronts—Visualization with Neutron Imaging"

Nicole Vorhauer-Huget, David Mannes, Mathias Hilmer, Sebastian Gruber, Markus Strobl, Evangelos Tsotsas, Petra Foerst

Processes 2020, 8(9), 1091

Reproduced by permission of Nicole Vorhauer-Huget

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January 2021 


Fig. 8. NCT-rendered images of pristine (room temperature) and pyrolyzed (1000 °C) samples: (a) axial and (b) radial throughcuts of the samples defined in Table 2 and shown in Fig. 9.

Figure published in "Dynamics of hydrogen loss and structural changes in pyrolyzing biomass by neutron imaging"

Frederik Ossler, Charles E.A.Finney, Jeffrey M.Warren, Jean-Christophe Bilheux, Yuxuan Zhang, Rebecca A.Mills, Louis J.Santodonato, Hassina Z.Bilheux

Carbon, Available online 26 November 2020

Reproduced by permission of Frederik Ossler.

February 2021 


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Figure 5. Tomography test results on coin battery samples as an outer side

(a), longitude slice (b), cross-cut slices (c) and vertical arrangement image (d)

Figure published in:-

"Neutron tomography study of a lithium-ion coin battery" 

Yustinus Purwamargapratala, Sudaryanto, dan Fahrurrozi Akbar

IOP Conf. Series: Journal of Physics: Conf. Series 1436 (2020) 012029 IOP Publishing doi:10.1088/1742-6596/1436/1/012029

Published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 licence.

Reproduced by permission of Yustinus Purwamargapratala.

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March 2021 


Fig 2. Neutron image of the setup 64.2 minutes after being pressurized with CH4 from 1.0 to 81.4 bar, 7.0 °C.


Left cell: n-C10D22, right cell: C2D6O. Inner diameter of the measuring cell was 9.0±0.1 mm, outer 12 mm, grey intensity corresponds to transmittance. The regions used for the evaluation of the average intensity are depicted as yellow boxes; the methane phase and the length variable are indicated.

Figure published in:-

"One-pot neutron imaging of surface phenomena, swelling and diffusion during methane absorption in ethanol and n-decane under high pressure"

Vopička O, Číhal P, Klepić M, Crha J, Hynek V, Trtík K, Boillat P, Trtik P, Prescott S

PLoS One. 2020; 15(9): e0238470.Published online 2020 Sep 10.doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0238470, PMCID: PMC7482935

Reproduced by permission of Ondrej Vopicka and Pavel Trtik

April 2021 


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Fig. 3   Representative NR scans during the dry-down and recovery

Figure published in the paper "Differences in grapevine rootstock sensitivity and recovery from drought are linked to fine root cortical lacunae and root tip function"

Cuneo IF, Barrios-Masias F, Knipfer T, Uretsky J, Reyes C, Lenain P, Brodersen CR, Walker MA, McElrone AJ

The New Phytologist, 14 Mar 2020

doi: 10.1111/nph.16542 PMID: 32171020

Reproduced by permission of The New Phytologist and Italo Cuneo.

May 2021 


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Graphical abstract published with the paper

"Spectral neutron tomography"

K.V.Tran, R.Woracek, N.Kardjilov, H.Markötter, A.Hilger, W.Kockelmann, J.Kelleher, S.B.Puplampu, D.Penumadu, A.S.Tremsin, J.Banhart, I.Manke

MaterialsToday Advances, Volume 9, March 2021, 100132

Reproduced by permission of the authors, in particular, Robin Woracek

June 2021 

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Combining neutron and X-ray tomography. a 3D-rendered image of co-registered X-ray (rendered in grey) and neutron data (red). Virtual cuts reveal the interior structure of the sand column including the cardboard disc and some of the potential MP particles. The front cutting plane is also displayed in 2D as X-ray (b) and neutron image (c) to illustrate the complementary character of these imaging modalities. d The bivariate histogram of a sample sub-volume containing a plastic and a mineral particle labelled with “1” and “2”, respectively. The histogram illustrates that the different components can be better identified by dual-mode imaging. The red-marked area is the target range fulfilling both thresholds and thus the voxels assigned to belong to MPs

Figure 3 from the paper "Non-invasive detection and localization of microplastic particles in a sandy sediment by complementary neutron and X-ray tomography" by C. Tötzke, S.E. Oswald, A. Hilger and N. Kardjilov, published in the Journal of Soils and Sediments in Jan 2021.

This paper was published under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International Public License and permission for displaying this figure was given by S.E. Oswald.