publication . Article . 2010

Synchrotron radiation X-ray tomographic microscopy (SRXTM) of brachiopod shell interiors for taxonomy: preliminary report

Neda Motchurova-Dekova; David Harper;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2010 Journal: Geološki Anali Balkanskoga Poluostrva (issn: 0350-0608, eissn: 2406-0747, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Faculty of Mining and Geology, Belgrade
Abstract
Synchrotron radiation X-ray tomographic microscopy (SRXTM) is a non-destructive technique for the investigation and visualization of the internal features of solid opaque objects, which allows reconstruction of a complete three-dimensional image of internal structures by recording of the differences in the effects on the passage of waves of energy reacting with those structures. Contrary to X-rays, produced in a conventional X-ray tube, the intense synchrotron light beams are sharply focused like a laser beam. We report encouraging results from the use of SRXTM for purely taxonomic purposes in brachiopods: an attempt to find a non-destructive and more efficient ...
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free text keywords: brachiopods, internal morphology, non-destructive technique, SRXTM, tomographic reconstructions, holotypes, Geology, QE1-996.5, Synchrotron radiation, Paleontology, Laser beams, X-ray, Opacity, Microscopy, Synchrotron, law.invention, law, Rhynchonella, biology.organism_classification, biology, Mineralogy
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publication . Article . 2010

Synchrotron radiation X-ray tomographic microscopy (SRXTM) of brachiopod shell interiors for taxonomy: preliminary report

Neda Motchurova-Dekova; David Harper;