Neutron tomography is a powerful non-destructive technique used to study the internal structure of objects. As opposed to the X-ray tomography, neutron tomography can penetrate objects made of an element with high atomic numbers. High-pressure apparatus such as the Paris-Edinburgh press are used routinely up to10 GPa and 1500 °C. Adapting such apparatus to be used in a neutron tomography beam will allow us to obtain in-situ 2D and 3D images of samples while held at high pressures and temperatures to induce density changes. My work included (1) a selection of neutron friendly materials for the frame structure of the press and the sample assembly, (2) pressure and temperature calibration of the new sample assembly cell, and (3) image quality analysis of the DINGO beamline.
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