Dynamic X-ray elastography: A new tool for characterizing soft materials

Chika Kamezawa, Tomokazu Numano, Yoshihiko Kawabata, Shota Inoue, Masaru Kawakami, Hidemitsu Furukawa, Kazuyuki Hyodo, Wataru Yashiro

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Dynamic X-ray elastography using propagating shear waves is a novel technique to visualize the spatial distribution of elasticity in soft materials. We demonstrate that it can be applied to a gel sample with a fine structure. We prepared a viscoelastic gel sample with a two-dimensional lattice structure filled with ZrO2 particles, and applied the technique to map storage and loss moduli. The obtained storage modulus map successfully distinguished the harder lattice structure from the soft gel matrix with a spatial resolution much higher than those of other conventional elastography techniques using magnetic resonance and ultrasound.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)46-50
Number of pages5
JournalMRS Communications
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Feb

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)


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