Coherence Branchline (I13-1):
+44 (0) 1235 778827
Diamond Manchester Imaging Branchline (I13-2):
+44 (0) 1235 778831
Principal Beamline Scientist:
Tel: +44 (0) 1235 778796
Tel: +44 (0)1235 778583
The Diamond-Manchester Imaging Branchline is used for a broad range of scientific applications. These include biology, materials science, geology, medicine, archaeology, paleontology and engineering - as well as development of X-ray imaging and tomographic techniques. Some examples are shown below.
Biology: A polarisation analyser discovered in the eyes of orchid bees
See http://www.paneuropeannetworkspublications.com/ST19/#48 for details.
Materials science: Using tomography to help develop better concrete
Hydrated cement with 10% calcium hydroxide, studied to provide insight into dependence of mechanical properties on particle morphologies (slices through X-ray microtomogram).
A Jupe, AJ Bodey & D O'Hare.
Paleontology: Imaging fossilised plankton to understand prehistoric climate change
E Read, AJ Bodey & S Redfern.
Biology: Compound eye of an orchid bee, imaged to understand navigation in complex environments
G Taylor, E Baird & AJ Bodey.
Biology: Structure and function of the cochlea
C Richter, C Rau, AJ Bodey, et al.
Materials science: Understanding failure in lithium batteries caused by electrochemical deposition
Taken from D Eastwood, et al, 10.1039/c4cc03187c.
Geology: Understanding the permeability of carbonate rock
N Lopes Archilha, C Hollis, et al.
Biomedical science: Silica-gelatin hybrid cell scaffold for tissue engineering
M Nelson, et al.
Paleontology: 20 million year old fossilised sea creatures
O Branson, et al.
Biomaterials science: Investigating the use of coir for novel applications
(with Zernike phase contrast)
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