Synchrotron computed microtomography of porous media: Topology and transports

P. Spanne, J. F. Thovert, C. J. Jacquin, W. B. Lindquist, K. W. Jones, P. M. Adler

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Computed microtomography is applied to a piece of Fontainebleau sandstone in order to determine the geometrical structure of the pores. The topology of the void space is then derived from the tomographic image of the volume. Permeability and conductivity are computed and found in good agreement with experimental data. Perspectives offered by this new nondestructive method with a potential resolution of the order of one micrometer or less are analyzed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2001-2004
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number14
StatePublished - 1994


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