Articles | Volume 7, issue 4
Solid Earth, 7, 1059–1073, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-7-1059-2016

Special issue: Pore-scale tomography & imaging - applications, techniques...

Solid Earth, 7, 1059–1073, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/se-7-1059-2016

Research article 15 Jul 2016

Research article | 15 Jul 2016

4-D imaging of sub-second dynamics in pore-scale processes using real-time synchrotron X-ray tomography

Katherine J. Dobson et al.

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State-of-the-art synchrotron x-ray imaging was used to observe micron scale transport processes in real time. The 20 Hz 3-D image acquisition rates give experimental data free from motion artefacts, and suitable for detailed quantitative analysis of the dynamic fluid distribution, flow pathways and processes. The method marks a major breakthrough in our ability to capture both sub-second and lower frequency non-equilibrium process in many geological or engineering systems.