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  1. #1 Searching Samples for X-Ray Analysis 
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    We are doing a project for which we have to find a use for a certain machine. This machine uses x-rays together with special software to make a 3D image of an object. The software can “cross-cut” the object so its inside can be seen as well. Lastly the software can analyze different aspects of the object, like density, size, etc.

    Therefore we are looking for samples to research with this machine that can also be useful for certain industries. These samples have a few prerequisites.

    -The sample cannot be larger than 2x2x2 centimetres
    -The sample’s state must be solid
    -The sample should preferably be made of either a porous or a light material
    -The sample shouldn’t consist of living animal tissue

    We would really appreciate it if you would share your ideas with us.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Karanum
    We are doing a project for which we have to find a use for a certain machine. This machine uses x-rays together with special software to make a 3D image of an object. The software can “cross-cut” the object so its inside can be seen as well. Lastly the software can analyze different aspects of the object, like density, size, etc.

    Therefore we are looking for samples to research with this machine that can also be useful for certain industries. These samples have a few prerequisites.

    -The sample cannot be larger than 2x2x2 centimetres
    -The sample’s state must be solid
    -The sample should preferably be made of either a porous or a light material
    -The sample shouldn’t consist of living animal tissue

    We would really appreciate it if you would share your ideas with us.
    Your size limitation is rather restrictive, as is the limitation on the types of materials that are allowable. That eliminates almost all examples that come to mind.

    Maybe you could look for foreign bodies in White Castel hamburgers.

    BTW what you have described is a pretty standard computed tomography apparatus, and those exist that can handle very large objects, which need not be either light or porous, and in fact can be highly flammable and even explosive.


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    There are certain important types of bones that might fit in that box. You can always put a very light medium (jello, aerogel, whatever) around it if you need to completely fill up the box. Further uses would depend on how high of a resolution it could achieve.
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    wood block?
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    I'm like DrRocket - I don't see how it's different than a CAT scan.
    It might be useful to examine a weld for cracks, look for pits in tubing, or something like that.
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