Exploring the potential of neutron imaging for life sciences on IMAT

Genoveva Burca, Srikanth Nagella, Thomas Clark, Dimitar Tasev, Russell Garwood, Alan Spencer, Martin Turner

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Neutron imaging has been employed in life sciences in recent years and has proven to be a viable technique for studying internal features without compromising integrity and internal structure of samples in addition to being complementary to other methods such as X‐ray or magnetic resonance imaging. Within the last decade, a neutron imaging beamline, IMAT, was designed and built at the ISIS Neutron and Muon Source, UK, to meet the increasing demand for neutron imaging applications in various fields spanning from materials engineering to biology. In this paper, we present the first neutron imaging experiments on different biological samples during the scientific commissioning of the IMAT beamline mainly intended to explore the beamline's capabilities and its potential as a noninvasive investigation tool in fields such as agriculture (soil‐plants systems), palaeontology and dentistry.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Microscopy
Early online date15 Oct 2018
Publication statusPublished - 2018


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