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Issue 98, 2016, Issue in Progress
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Microstructural characterization of biobased carbon foam by means of X-ray microtomography and compared to conventional techniques

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Abstract

The objective of this work is to compare three techniques for characterizing the morphology of porous bio-based carbon foam, namely mercury intrusion porosimetry, scanning electron microscopy and X-ray microtomography. The first two techniques are commonly used in this field, while X-ray microtomography is a more recent characterization technique derived from medical tomography. Our study demonstrates the added value of the latter technique, especially concerning the evaluation of porosity, cell size distributions and cell connectivity. In this study we have shown that the material have a total porosity of around 90% with a cell size of less than 100 microns.

Graphical abstract: Microstructural characterization of biobased carbon foam by means of X-ray microtomography and compared to conventional techniques

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Submitted
01 Jul 2016
Accepted
29 Sep 2016
First published
07 Oct 2016

RSC Adv., 2016,6, 96057-96064
Article type
Paper

Microstructural characterization of biobased carbon foam by means of X-ray microtomography and compared to conventional techniques

J. Merle, P. Sénéchal, F. Guerton, P. Moonen, P. Trinsoutrot, M. Birot and F. Charrier-El Bouhtoury, RSC Adv., 2016, 6, 96057
DOI: 10.1039/C6RA16969D

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