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Specimens of carbon or glass fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP, GFRP) can be imaged using both conventional laboratory X-ray micro-computed tomography (µXCT) equipment and synchrotron light sources (µSCT). The image quality when using intense (partially) coherent synchrotron light is still superior, especially when applying phase-retrieval algorithms. In the(More)
One way of generating light weight composites is to insert porous ceramic grains into the melt of the matrix. The foam like inner structure of the grains causes a considerable weight reduction. On the other hand, it is desired that the mechanical properties of the matrix carry over to the composite. The properties of the composite depend both on the(More)
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