ZEISS invites you to learn and interact with eminent researchers at the Webinar on 3D Imaging Solutions for Bio-composites and Hierarchical Micro-architectures by Arun Torris, Technical Faculty, Polymer Science and Engineering Division, CSIR – National Chemical Laboratory India on 25 July 2019 at 11: 00 AM.
Special introduction session by Dr. Manohar V. Badiger, Chief Scientist, Polymer Science & Engineering Division, CSIR - NCL
- Visualization of internal morphology
- Micro-structure of internal components
- Probing hierarchical structures
- Un-wrapping self-assembly process
Imaging tools to visualize the internal features and morphology of multi-component systems such as composites, porous materials, self-assembled structures, etc are very essential to understand their micro-architecture, which in turn is both pivotal and detrimental in their structure-property relationships, end-use applications or to understand their assembly process. Conventional high-resolution imaging techniques can fetch only surface morphology of these systems and non-destructive imaging of their internal structures are still a tough task. In this scenario, X-ray micro-tomographic imaging has revolutionized the imaging platform by providing solutions to non-destructive three-dimensional imaging of multi-component systems and devices.
In this webinar, we discuss three different case studies; first one is the 3D imaging solutions for the visualization of fiber micro-particles in a bio-composite. Second study deals with the hierarchical architecture in a porous form which contains pores in the nano-, micro- and macro- scales. Third one deals with a study on the internal morphology of self-assembled nucleolipids, which exhibits selective morphologies with respect to various nucleolipid combinations.
Arun focus on leveraging the X-ray microscopy facility at CSIR – National Chemical Laboratory for the benefit of various in-house inter-disciplinary research programs such as fiber-reinforced bio-composites, porous xerogels for biomedical applications, micro-granules as vehicles for payload delivery, porous ceramic systems for catalytic applications, polymeric energy storage devices, etc.