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Blob3D – UTCT – University of Texas


The following overview is excerpted from: Ketcham, R.A. (2005a) Computational methods for quantitative analysis of three-dimensional features in geological specimens. Geosphere, 1, 32-41.

Blob3D is designed for efficient measurement of up to thousands of discrete features (e.g. clasts, mineral grains, porphyroblasts, voids) within a single sample. Blob3D is unique because it gives the program operator primary control over data interpretation and measurement, and all computations are carried out in 3D, rather than individually on a series of 2D slices.

A “blob” is a contiguous set of voxels (3D pixels) that meets some user-defined criteria. Three steps are involved in Blob3D data processing. In the first step, Segment, a set of criteria are defined by the user that defines which voxels belong to the material of interest. The second step, Separate, distinguishes contiguous sets of segmented voxels (i.e. blobs) and allows the operator to divide interconnected or touching objects into individual objects. The third step, Extract, performs measurements on separated objects, such as size, shape, orientation, and contact relationships. Another feature in the Extract module allows the user to input sample coordinates (e.g. strike and dip) and the program calculates geographic coordinates for mineral grains or other features of interest in a sample.

Blob3D is a powerful quantitative tool for CT data and has been applied to the study of a wide variety of problems. Geological examples include textural analysis of porphyroblasts in metamorphic rocks (Ketcham et al., 2005), measurement of vesicles in meteoritic basalts (Benedix et al., 2003; McCoy et al., 2002) and troilite particles in chondritic meteorites (Nettles and McSween, 2006), and grading and orientation analysis of gold grains in ores (Kyle and Ketcham, 2003; Mote et al., 2005). It can also be used for engineering applications, such as quantifying aggregate clasts in asphalt concretes (Ketcham and Shashidhar, 2001) and the pore structure of tissue scaffolds (Dunkers et al., 2005). It can also be used for segmenting and quantifying complex three-dimensional structures such as nasal passageways (Rowe et al., 2005).

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Example of BLOB3D processing for cluster of garnet porphyroblasts. Because garnet is the only porphyroblast, it can be segmented using a simple grayscale threshold (A, B). When inspected in two dimensions (B) and three dimensions (C) it is apparent that the cluster consists of four individual crystals. Separation was accomplished (D) using erosion-dilation operations. To estimate the extended volume and center of nucleation for lower-right crystal (E), a sphere primitive was fit to outer surface (F) by excluding from consideration points in contact with other garnet (from Ketcham, 2005a).
Example of typical processing operations in Separate module. Part A shows a sample of computed tomography (CT) data of a cluster of spheres; field of view is 70 mm. A three-dimensional volume searching algorighm finds all voxels in contact, up to limits imposed by computer memory (B); faces truncated by the algorithm are marked in red. “Stair steps” on upper and lower portions of spheres are caused by 3:1 voxel aspect ratio (inter-slice vs. inter-pixel spacing). An erosion/dilation operator successfully separates most of the spheres (C). Those contacting truncated faces have their processing postponed (D), allowing interior spheres to be processed (from Ketcham, 2005a).

Papers Utilizing Blob3D

2024 Top of Page

Yogi, M.T.A.G., Gaides, F., Heldwein, O.K.A., and Rice, H.N. (in press) Mechanisms and durations of metamorphic garnet crystallization in the lower nappes of the Caledonian Kalak Nappe Complex, Arctic Norway. Journal of Metamorphic Geology.

2023 Top of Page

Bussey, J.M., Weber, M.H., Smith-Gray, N.J., Sly, J.J., and McCloy, J.S. (2023) Examining phase separation and crystallization in glasses with X-ray nano-computed tomography. Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, 600, 121987.
Gaidies, F., McCarron, T., Simpson, A.D., Easton, R.M., Glorie, S., Putlitz, B. and Trebus, K. (2023) Polymetamorphism during the Grenvillian Orogeny in SE Ontario: Results from trace element mapping, in situ geochronology, and diffusion geospeedometry. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 42, 35-61.
Gawronska, A.J. (2023) Investigating extraterrestrial magmatic processes: New insights from the physical and chemical characteristics of Apollo basalts. PhD dissertation, Geology and Environmental Earth Sciences, Miami University, 302p.
Goodwin, A., Tartèse, R., Garwood, R.J., and Almeida, N.V. (2023) A 3D petrofabric examination of Martian breccia NWA 11220 via X-ray computed tomography: Evidence for an impact lithology. JGR Planets, 128, e2023JE007916.
Kono, Y., Kuwahara, H., Gréaux, S., Rivers, M.L., Wang, Y., Higo, Y., Mitsu, K., and Kondo, N.. (2023) Strong effect of liquid Fe-S on elastic wave velocity of olivine aggregate: Implication for the low velocity anomaly at the base of the lunar mantle. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 618, 118287.
Polaczyk, P., Ma, Y., Jarrar, Z., Jiang, X., Xiao, R., and Huang, B. (2023) Quantification of asphalt mixture interlocking utilizing 2D and 3D image processing. Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, 35, 04022382.
Wilbur, Z.E., Barnes, J.J., Eckley, S.A., Ong, I.J., Brounce, M., Crow, C.A., Erickson, T., Kent, J.J., Boyce, J.W., Mosenfelder, J.L., Hahn Jr., T., McCubbin, F.M., Zega, T.J., and the ANGSA Science Team. (2023) Volatiles, vesicles, and vugs: Unraveling the magmatic and eruptive histories of Steno crater basalts. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 58, 1600-1628.
Zeigler, S., Metcalf, J., and Flowers, R. (2023) A practical method for assigning uncertainty and improving the accuracy of alpha-ejection corrections and eU concentrations in apatite (U-Th)/He chronology. Geochronology, 5, 197-228.

2022 Top of Page

Aboulhassan, A., Brun, F., Kourousias, G, Lanzafame, G., Voltolini, A., Contillo, A., and Mancini, L. (2022) PyPore3D: an open source software tool for imaging data processing and analysis of porous and multiphase media. Journal of Imaging, 8, 187.
Biguenet, M., Chaumillon, E., Sabatier, P., Paris, R., Vacher, P., and Feuillet, N . (2022) Discriminating between tsunamis and tropical cyclones in the sedimentary record using X-ray tomography. Marine Geology, 450, 106864.
Cooperdock, E.H.G., Hoffman, F., Tibbetts, R.M.C., Carrera, A., Takase, A., and Celestian, A.J. (2022) Technical note: Rapid phase identification of apatite and zircon grains for geochronology using X-ray micro-computed tomography. Geochronology, 4, 501-515.
Eckley, S.A. (2022) Magmatic thermal histories and emplacement mechanisms of Martian shergottite meteorites. PhD dissertation, Geological Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin, 212p.
Eckley, S.A., and Ketcham, R.A. (2022) The utility of X-ray computed tomography in astromaterials research and curation: A case study from Martian meteorites. Microscopy Microanalysis, 28 (Suppl. S1), 2678-2680.
Ferraz da Costa, M., Kyle, J.R., Lobato, L.M. Ketcham, R.A., Figueiredo e Silva, R.C., and Fernandes, R.C. (2022) Orogenic gold ores in three-dimensions: A case study of distinct mineralization styles at the world-class Cuiabá deposit, Brazil, using high-resolution X-ray computed tomography on gold particles. Ore Geology Reviews, 140, 104584.
Friedrich, J.M., Chen, M.M., Giordiano, S.A., Matalka, O.K., Strasser, J.W., Tamucci, K.A., Rivers, M.L., and Ebel, D.S. (2022) Size-frequency distributions and physical properties of chondrules from X-ray computed microtomography and digital data extraction. Microscopy Research & Technique, 85, 1814-1824.
Gaidies, F., Heldwein, O.K.A.,Yogi, M.T.A.G., Cutts, J.A, Smit, M.A., and Rice, A.H.N. (2022) Testing the equilibrium model: An example from the Caledonian Kalak Nappe Complex (Finnmark, Arctic Norway). Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 40, 859-886.
Gawronska, A.J., McLeod, C., Blumenfeld, E.H., Hanna, R.D., and Zeigler, R.A. (2022) New interpretations of lunar mare basalt flow emplacement from XCT analysis of Apollo samples. Icarus, 388, 115216.
Giamas, V., Koutsovitis, P., Sideridis, A., Turberg, P., Grammatikopoulos, T.A., Petrounias, P., Giannakopoulou, P.P., Koukouzas, N., and Hatzipanagiotou, K. (2022) Effectiveness of X-ray micro-CT applications upon mafic and ultramafic ophiolitic rocks. Micron, 158, 103292.
Giamas, V., Koutsovitis, P., Sideridis, A., Turberg, P., Grammatikopoulos, T., Petrounias, P., Giannakopoulou, P., Koukouzas, N., and Hatzipanagiotou, K. (2022) An approach to 3D rock fabric analysis of ophiolitic rocks via X-ray micro-computed tomography. Bulletin of the Geological Society of Greece, Special Issue, 702-702.
Hanna, R.D, Ketcham, R.A., Edey, D.R., and O’Connell, J. (2022) 3D porosity structure of the earliest solar system material. Scientific Reports, 12, 8369.
Lois-Morales, P., Evans, C., and Weatherly, D. (2022) Methodology for quantitative rock characterization using multiple imaging systems and random particles generation. MethodsX, 9, 101792.
Melchert, D.S. (2022) Acoustic patterning of 3D printed composites for anisotropic conductivity and multifunctionality. PhD dissertation, Materials, University of California Santa Barbara, 168p.
Melchert, D.S., Tahmasebipour, A., Liu, X., Mancini, J., Moran, B., Giera, B., Joshipura, I.D, Shusteff, M., Meinhart, C.D., Cobb, C.L., Spadaccini, C., Gianola, D.S., and Begley, M.R. (2022) Anisotropic thermally conductive composites enabled by acoustophoresis and stereolithography. Advanced Functional Materials, 32, 2201687.
Nagurney, A.B., Caddick, M.J., and White, C.E. (2022) Garnet crystallization mechanisms and localized polymetamorphism in the southwestern Meguma Terrane, Nova Scotia, Canada. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 40, 1383-1404.
Pressley, L.A. (2022) Defects by design enhancing synthesis and characterization of quantum materials. Ph.D. dissertation, The Johns Hopkins University, Chemistry, 112p.
Pressley, L.A., Edey, D., Hanna, R., Chae, S., Heron, J.T., Khan, M.A., and McQueen, T.M. (2022) Informing quantum materials discovery and synthesis using X-ray micro-tomography. npj Quantum Materials, 7, 121.
Ramandi, H.L., Irtza, S., Sirojan, T., Naman, A., Mathew, R., Sethu, V., and Roshan, H. (2022) FracDetect: A novel algorithm for 3D fracture detection in digital fractured rocks. Journal of Hydrology, 607, 127482.
Saur, H. (2022) Microstructure investigation by means of X-ray computed tomography: Application to fine-grained clastic rocks. PhD dissertation. Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour, Geosciences, 211p.
Turk, J.K., and Graham, R.C. (2022) Microbial activity and temperature change affect growth of vesicular pores. Geoderma, 423, 115957.
Yang, X., Hanna, R.D., Davis, A.M., Neander, A.I., and Heck, P. (2022) A record of post-accretion asteroid surface mixing preserved in the Aguas Zarcas meteorite. Nature Astronomy, 6, 1051-1058.

2021 Top of Page

Coban, S.B., Lionheart, W.R.B., and Withers, P.J. (2021) Assessing the efficacy of tomographic reconstruction methods through physical quantification techniques. Measurement Science and Technology, 32, 075404.
Friedrich, J.M., Weisberg, M.K., Malecek, L.C., and Nehru,C.E.  (2021) Three-dimensional petrography of the Tucson meteorite. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 56, 1933-1943.
Goldfarb, E.J. (2021) Predictive digital rock physics. Ph.D. dissertation, The University of Texas at Austin, Geology, 179p.
Ireland, S., McLeod, C., Gawronska, A., and Shaulis, B. (2021) Insights into the petrogenesis of lunar basaltic breccia Dominion Range 18666. AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts, New Orleans, LA, P55E-1984.
Malvoisin, B., and Baumgartner, L.P. (2021) Mineral dissolution and precipitation under stress: Model formulation and application to metamorphic reactions. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 22, e2021GC009633.
Mattsson, T., Petri, B., Almqvist, B., McCarthy W., Burchardt, S., Palma, O., Hammer, Ø., and Galland, O . (2021) Decrypting magnetic fabrics (AMS, AARM, AIRM) through the analysis of mineral shape fabrics and distribution anisotropy. JGR Solid Earth, 126, e2021JB021895.
Néri, A., Monnereau, M., Guignard, J., Bystricky, M., Tenailleau, C., Duployer, B., Toplis, M.J., and Quitté, G (2021). Textural evolution of metallic phases in a convecting magma ocean: A 3D microtomography study. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 319, 106771.
Ren, Q., Ding, L., Dai, X., Jiang, Z., Ye, G., and De Schutter, G. (2021) Determination of specific surface area of irregular aggregate by random sectioning and its comparison with conventional methods. Construction and Building Materials, 273, 122019.
Wilbur, Z.E., Barnes, J.J., Eckley, S.A., and Zeigler, R.A. (2021) Investigating the petrogenesis and eruption histories of Apollo 15 and Apollo 17 basalts. 84th Annual Meeting of The Meteoritical Society, 84, no. 2609, 6130.
Zeigler, S., Metcalf, J., Flowers, R., and Coulombe, J. (2021) Quantifying uncertainty and correcting for systematic error on alpha-ejection and eU in apatite (U-Th)/He chronology based on realistic grain sizes and shapes. ESS Open Archive, September 10, 21021.

2020 Top of Page

Brueck, C.L., and Wildenschild, D. (2020) A proximity‐based image‐processing algorithm for colloid assignment in segmented multiphase flow datasets. Journal of Microscopy, 277, 118-129.
Cheng, Z., and Wang, J. (2020) Improved region growing method for image segmentation of three-phase materials. Powder Technology, 368, 80-89.
Dalton, L.E., Crandall, D., and Goodman, A. (2020) Characterizing the evolution of trapped scCO2 curvature in Bentheimer and Nugget sandstone pore geometry. Geofluids, 2020, 3016595.
Dalton, L.E., Tapriyal, D., Crandall, D., Goodman, A., Shi, F., and Haeri, F. (2020) Contact angle measurements using sessile drop and micro-CT data from six sandstones. Transport in Porous Media, 133, 71-83.
Dionnet, Z., Suttle, M.D., Longobardo, A., Rotundi, A., Folco, L., Della Corte, V., and King, A. (2020) X‐ray computed tomography: morphological and porosity characterization of giant Antarctic micrometeorites. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 55, 1581-1599.
Dufresne, A., Zernack, A., Bernard, K., Thouret, J.-C., and Roverato, M. (2020) Sedimentology of volcanic debris avalanche deposits, in Roverato, M., Dufresne, A., and Procter, J., eds., Volcanic Debris Avalanches, Springer, 175-210.
Dyer, S. (2020) The Early Jurassic metamorphic history of the Yukon-Tanana Terrane of Northwestern British Columbia: insights from a new inverse garnet fractionation modelling technique. MS Thesis, Earth Sciences, Carleton University, 297 p.
Gaidies, F., Morneau, Y.E., Petts, D.C., Jackson, S.E., Zagorevski, A., and Ryan, J.J. (2020) Major and trace element mapping of garnet: unravelling the conditions, timing and rates of metamorphism of the Snowcap assemblage, west‐central Yukon. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 39, 133-164.
Hermanowski, P., Piotrowski, J.A., and Duda, P. (2020) Till kinematics in the Stargard drumlin field, NW Poland constrained by microstructural proxies. Journal of Quaternary Science, 35, 920-934.
Malvoisin, B., Zhang, C., Müntener, O., Baumgartner, L.P., Kelemen, P.B., and Oman Drilling Project Science Party. (2020) Measurement of volume change and mass transfer during serpentinization: insights from the Oman Drilling Project. JGR Solid Earth, 125, e2019JB018877.
Ndari, N.R.D.W., Suryanata, P.B., Bijaksana, S., Dahrin, D., Atarita, F.R., Pratama, A., Hafidz, A., and Fajar, S.J. (2020) Preferred pore orientation as a complement to anisotropy of magnetic susceptibility: A case study of lava flows from Batur Volcano, Bali, Indonesia. Frontiers in Earth Science, 8, 578294.
Néri, A., Guignard, J., Monnereau, M., Bystricky, M., Perrillat, J.-P., Andrault, D., King, A., Guignot, N., Tenailleau, C., Duployer, B., Toplis, M.J., and Quitté, G. (2020) Reevaluation of metal interconnectivity in a partially molten silicate matrix using 3D microtomography. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 308, 106571.
Pamukçu, A.S., Wright, K.A., Gualda, G.A.R., and Gravley, D. (2020) Magma residence and eruption at the Taupo Volcanic Center (Taupo Volcanic Zone, New Zealand): insights from rhyolite‑MELTS geobarometry, difusion chronometry, and crystal textures . Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 175, 48.
Paris, R., Falvard, S., Chagué, C., Goff, J., Etienne, S., and Doumalin, P. (2020) Sedimentary fabric characterized by X‐ray tomography: a case‐study from tsunami deposits on the Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia. Sedimentology, 67, 1207-1229.
Petri, B., Almzvist, B.S.G., and Pistone, M. (2020) 3D rock fabric analysis using microtomography: An introduction to the open-source TomoFab MATLAB code. Computers & Geosciences, 138, 104444.
Pistone, M., Baumgartner, L.P., Bégué, F., Jarvis, P.A., Bloch, E., Robyr, Müntener, O., Sisson, T.W., and Blundy, J.D. (2020) Felsic melt and gas mobilization during magma solidification: an experimental study at 1.1 kbar. Frontiers in Earth Science, 8, 175. Ruzicka, A.M., Friedrich, J.M., Hutson, M.L., Strasser, J.W., Macke, R.J., Rivers, M.L., Greenwood, R.C., Ziegler, K, and Pugh, R.N. (2020) Shock compaction heating and collisional processes in the production of type 3 ordinary chondrites: Lessons from the (nearly) unique L3 chondrite melt breccia Northwest Africa 8709. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 55, 2117-2140.
Ruzicka, A.M., Friedrich, J.M., Hutson, M.L., Strasser, J.W., Macke, R.J., Rivers, M.L., Greenwood, R.C., Ziegler, K, and Pugh, R.N. (2020) Shock compaction heating and collisional processes in the production of type 3 ordinary chondrites: Lessons from the (nearly) unique L3 chondrite melt breccia Northwest Africa 8709. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 55, 2117-2140.
Schwartz, S., Gautheron, C., Ketcham, R.A., Brunet, F., Corre, M., Agranier, A., Pinna-Jamme, R., Haurine, F., Monvoin, G., and Riel, N. (2020) Unraveling the exhumation history of high-pressure ophiolites using magnetite (U-Th-Sm)/He thermochronometry. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 543, 116359.
Turk, J.K., and Graham, R.C. (2020) Disturbance impacts on porosity and hydraulic properties of vesicular horizons. Soil Science Society of America Journal, 84, 543-555.
Xu, M. (2020) Sound velocity, density, and equation of state of silicate and carbonate melts in the Earth’s mantle. PhD dissertation, Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences, Case Western Reserve University, 242p.
Xu, M., Jing, Z., Van Orman, J.A., Yu, T., and Wang, Y. (2020) Density of NaAlSi2O6 melt at high pressure and temperature measured by in-situ X-ray microtomography. Minerals, 10, 161.

2019 Top of Page

Albaret, L., Bystricky, M., and Launeau, P. (2019) Crystal clustering in magmas: insights from HP–HT experiments. Comptes Rendus Geoscience, 351, 574-585.
Atarita, F.R., Bijaksana, S., Ndari, N.R.D.W., Pratama, A., Taqwantara, R.F., Fajar, S.J., and Latief, F.D.E. (2019) Anisotropy of magnetic susceptibility and preferred pore orientation in lava flow from the Ijen Volcanic Complex, East Java, Indonesia. Geosciences, 9, 304.
Baker, M (2019) Correcting for systematic error and estimating the uncertainties of alpha-ejection corrections and eU values for the zircon (U/Th)/He method. MS thesis, Geology, University of Colorado at Boulder, 59p.
Belfanti, S.A. (2019) Feldspar megacrysts as a window into the crystallization of silicic magmas: a study in the Tuolumne Intrusive Complex, Yosemite National Park, CA. MS thesis, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Vanderbilt University, 81p.
Booth, J.M., Tick, G.R., Akyol, N.H., Greenberg, R.R., and Zhang, Y. (2019) Experimental comparison of agent-enhanced flushing for the recovery of crude oil from saturated porous media. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 226, 103504.
Burchardt, S., Mattsson, T., Palma, J.O., Galland, O., Almzvist, B., Mair, K., Jerram, D.A., Hammer, Ø., and Sun, Y. (2019) Progressive growth of the Cerro Bayo Cryptodome, Chachahuén Volcano, Argentina—implications for viscous magma emplacement. JGR Solid Earth, 124, 7934-7961.
Cooperdock, E.H.G., Ketcham, R.A., and Stockli, D.F. (2019) Resolving the effects of 2-D versus 3-D grain measurements on apatite (U–Th)/He age data and reproducibility. Geochronology, 1, 17-41.
Dück, Y., Liu, L., Lorke, A., Ostrovsky, I., Katsman, R., and Jokiel, C. (2019) A novel freeze corer for characterization of methane bubbles and assessment of coring disturbances. Limnology and Oceanography Methods, 17, 305-319.
Dziawa, C., Gaidies, F., and Percival, J. (2019) Conditions and timing of low-pressure – high-temperature metamorphism in the Montresor Belt, Rae Province, Nunavut. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences, 56, 654-671.
Eckley, S.A., and Ketcham, R.A. (2019) 4D Imaging of mineral dissolution in porous carbonado diamond: implications for acid digestion and XCT measurement of porosity and material properties. Frontiers in Earch Science, 7, 288.
Ghosh, J., Tick, G.R., Akyol, N.H., and Zhang, Y. (2019) A pore-scale investigation of heavy crude oil trapping and removal during surfactant-enhanced remediation. Journal of Contaminant Hydrology, 223, 103471.
Horton, F., Farley, K., and Jackson, M. (2019) Helium distributions in ocean island basalt olivines revealed by X-ray computed tomography and single-grain crushing experiments. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 244, 467-477.
Ketcham, R.A. (2019) Resolution-invariant measurements of small objects in polychromatic CT data. SPIE Proceedings Volume 11113.
Ketcham, R. A., and Mote, A.S. (2019) Accurate measurement of small features in X-ray CT data volumes, demonstrated using gold grains. JGR Solid Earth, 124, 3508-3529.
Ketcham, R.A., Marschallinger, R., Zobl, F., Edey, D., Hofmann, P., Gottsbacher, L., Klammer, A., and Schubert, W. (2019) Catching failure in the act: mapping fracture initiation and spreading using X-ray tomography. EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts, 21, EGU2019-18361-1.
Kılıçarslan, M., Ilhan, M., and Orhan, K. (2019) Micro-computed tomography (micro-CT) analysis as a new approach for characterization of drug delivery systems, in Orhan, K., ed., Micro-computed Tomography (micro-CT) in Medicine and Engineering, Springer, 213-223.
Liu, L. (2019) Mechanisms of methane bubble formation, storage and release in freshwater sediments. PhD dissertation, Natural Sciences, Universität Koblenz-Landau, Germany, 97p.
McCarron, T., McFarlane, C.R.M., and Gaidies, F. (2019) The significance of Mn‐rich ilmenite and the determination of P–T paths from zoned garnet in metasedimentary rocks from the western Cape Breton Highlands, Nova Scotia. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 37, 1171-1192.
Néri, A. (2019) Metal-silicate differentiation in early-accreted small bodies of the Solar System: a multidisciplinary approach. PhD dissertation, Solar and Stellar Astrophysics, Université Paul Sabatier – Toulouse, 203p.
Petri, B., Almzvist, B.S.G., Pistone, M., and Müntener, O. (2019) 3D rock fabric analysis with X-ray computed microtomography and application to the Ivrea mafic complex (N Italy). EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts, 21, EGU2019-6790.
Sundin, J., Amcoff, M., Mateos-González, F., Raby, G.D., and Clark, T.D. (2019) Long-term acclimation to near-future ocean acidification has negligible effects on energetic attributes in a juvenile coral reef fish. Oecologia, 190, 689-702.
Tremblay, M.M., Shuster, D.L., Spagnolo, M., Renssen, H., and Ribolini, A. (2019) Temperatures recorded by cosmogenic noble gases since the last glacial maximum in the Maritime Alps. Quaternary Research, 91, 829-847.

2018 Top of Page

Bidgoli, T.S., Tyrrell, J.P., Möller, A., Walker, J.D., and Stockli, D.F. (2018) Conodont thermochronology of exhumed footwalls of low-angle normal faults: a pilot study in the Mormon Mountains, Tule Springs Hills, and Beaver Dam Mountains, southeastern Nevada and southwestern Utah. Chemical Geology, 495, 1-17.
Eckley, S.A. (2018) 3D textural and geochemical analyses on carbonado diamond: Insights from pores and the minerals within them. Master’s Thesis, Geological Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin, 77p.
Hanna, R.D., and Ketcham, R.A. (2018)Evidence for accretion of fine-grained rims in a turbulent nebula for CM Murchison. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 481, 201-211.
Hardie, R.A., Schneider, D.A., and Garver, J.I.(2018) (U-Th)/He thermochronology of the Ottawa Embayment, Eastern Canada: The temperature-time history of an ancient, intracratonic rift basin. The Journal of Geology, 125, 659-680.
Karahan, G., Erol, A.S., and Erşahin, S. (2018) Advances in soil structure diagnoses. Anatolian Journal of Forest Research, 4, 36-43.
Mattsson, T. (2018) The dynamic emplacement of felsic magma in the upper crust. PhD dissertation, Earth Sciences, Uppsala Universitet, 69p.
Pappalardo, L., Buono, G., Fanara, S., and Petrosino, P. (2018) Combining textural and geochemical investigations to explore the dynamics of magma ascent during Plinian eruptions: a Somma–Vesuvius volcano (Italy) case study. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 173, 61.
Powell, J.W., Schneider, D.A., Desrochers, A., Flowers, R.M., Metcalf, J.R., Gaidies, F., and Stockli, D.F. (2018) Low-temperature thermochronology of Anticosti Island: A case study on the application of conodont (U-Th)/He thermochronology to carbonate basin analysis. Marine and Petroleum Geology, 96, 441-456.
Vacher, L.G., Marrocchi, Y., Villeneuve, J., Verdier-Paoletti, M.J., and Gounelle, M. (2018) Collisional and alteration history of the CM parent body. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 239, 213-234

2017 Top of Page

Álvarez-Murga, M., Perrillat, J.P., Le Godec, Y., Bergame, F., Philippe, J., King, A., Guignot, N., Mezouar, M., and Hodeau, J.L.(2017)Development of synchrotron X-ray micro-tomography under extreme conditions of pressure and temperature. Journal of Synchrotron Radiation, 24, 240-247.
Benedix, G.K., Bland, P.A., Friedrich, J.M., Mittlefehldt, D.W., Sanborn, M.E., Yin, Q.-Z., Greenwood, R.C., Franchi, I.A., Bevan, A.W.R., Towner, M.C., Perrotta, G.C., and Mertzman, S.A. (2017) Bunburra Rockhole: Exploring the geology of a new differentiated asteroid. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 208, 145-159.
Bernard, K., and van Wyk de Vries, B. (2017) Volcanic avalanche fault zone with pseudotachylite and gouge in French Massif Central. Ceramics International, 38, 5859-5870.
Bubeck, A., Walker, R.J., Healy, D., Dobbs, M., and Holwell, D.A. (2017) Pore geometry as a control on rock strength. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 457, 38-48.
Burgisser, A., Chevalier, L., Gardner, J.E., and Castro, J.M. (2017) The percolation threshold and permeability evolution of ascending magmas. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 470, 37-47.
Fu, Y., Xie, H., Deng, B., Du, G., and Xiao, T. (2017) 3D investigation on polystyrene colloidal crystals by floatage self-assembly with mixed solvent via synchrotron radiation x-ray phase-contrast computed tomography. Radiation Physics and Chemistry, 135, 49-54.
George, F.R., and Gaidies, F. (2017) Characterisation of a garnet population from the Sikkim Himalaya: Insights into the rates and mechanisms of porphyroblast crystallisation. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 172, 57.
Hildebrandt, J. (2017) 3-D fracture tracing for X-ray computed tomography data. Master’s thesis, The University of Texas at Austin, Geological Sciences, 74p.
Saurette, E.M (2017) Emerging contaminants: Artificial sweetener sample preservation and palladium nanoparticle transport in porous media. PhD dissertation, Earth Sciences, University of Waterloo, 84p.
Tremblay, M.M. (2017) Reconstructing past Earth and planetary surface temperatures with cosmogenic noble gases. PhD dissertation, Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of California at Berkeley, 124p.
Tremblay, M.M., Shuster, D.L., Balco, G., and Cassata, W.S. (2017) Neon diffusion kinetics and implications for cosmogenic neon paleothermometry in feldspars. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 205, 14-30.
Voltolini, M., Kwon, T.-H., and Ajo-Franklin, J. (2017) Visualization and prediction of supercritical CO2 distribution in sandstones during drainage: An in situ synchrotron X-ray micro-computed tomography study. International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control, 66, 230-245.

2016 Top of Page

Carroll, K.C., McDonald, K.,  Marble, J., Russo, A.E., and Brusseau, M.L. (2016) The impact of transitions between two-fluid and three-fluid phases on fluid configuration and fluid-fluid interfacial area in porous media. Water Resources Research, 51, 7189-7201.
Chatzaras, V., Kruckenberg, S.C., Cohen, S.M., Medaris Jr, L.G., Withers, A.C., and Bagley, B. (2016) Axial-type olivine crystallographic preferred orientations: The effect of strain geometry on mantle texture. JGR Solid Earth, 121, 4895-4922.
Chen, C. (2016) Investigation of Gas Transport in Shale Reservoirs Using Multiscale Modeling and Principal Component Analysis. SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, 28-30 September, Houston, Texas USA, 19 pgs.
Chen, C., Wang, Z., Majeti, D., Vrvilo, N., Warburton, T., Sarkar, V., and Li, G. (2016) Optimization of Lattice Boltzmann Simulation With Graphics-Processing-Unit Parallel Computing and the Application in Reservoir Characterization. SPE Journal, 21, 11 pgs.
Clark, A.N., Lesher, C.E., Jacobsen, S.D., and Wang, Y. (2016) Anomalous density and elastic properties of basalt at high pressure: Reevaluating of the effect of melt fraction on seismic velocity in the Earth’s crust and upper mantle. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 121, 4232-4248.
Dziawa, C. (2016) Quantifying the pressure, temperature, and timing of metamorphism in the Montresor Belt, Nunavut, Canada. Master’s Thesis, Earth Science, Carleton University, 215p.
Falvard, S., and Paris, R. (2016) X-ray tomography of tsunami deposits: towards a new depositional model of tsunami deposits. Sedimentology, 64, 453-477.
Gardner, J.E., Befus, K.S., Watkins, J.M., and Clow, T. (2016) Nucleation rates of spherulites in natural rhyolitic lava. American Mineralogist, 101, 2367-2576.
Gardner, J.E., Jackson, B.A., Gonnermann, H., and Soule, S.A. (2016) Rapid ascent and emplacement of basaltic lava during the 2005-06 eruption of the East Pacific Rise at ca. 951’N as inferred from CO2 contents. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 453, 152-160.
Griffin, K., and Raskin, C. (2016) Scalable rendering of large SPH simulations using an RK-enhanced interpolation scheme on constrained datasets. Large Data Analysis and Visualization (LDAV), 2016 IEEE 6th Symposium,95-96.
Harlan, S., Jenniskens, P., Zolensky, M.E., Yin, Q., Verosub, K.L., Rowland, D.J., Sanborn, M., Huyskens, M., Creager, E.R., and Jull, A.J.T. (2016) Meteorites found on Misfits Flat dry lake, Nevada. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 51, 757-772.
Landman, R.L., Flowers, R.M., Rosenau, N.A., and Powell, J. (2016) Conodont (U-Th)/He thermochronology: A case study from the Illinois Basin. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 456, 55-65.
Mancini, S., Forestier-Coste, L., Burgisser, A., James, F., and Castro, J. (2016) An expansion-coalescence model to track gas bubble populations in magmas. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 313, 44-58.
May, S.M., Falvard, S., Norporth, M., Pint, A., Brill, D., Engel, M., Scheffers, A., Dierick, M., Paris, R., Squire, P., and Brückner, H. (2016) A mid-Holocene candidate tsunami deposit from the NW Cape (Western Australia). Sedimentary Geology, 332, 40-50.
McDonald, K., Carroll, K.C., and Brusseau, M.L. (2016) Comparison of fluid-fluid interfacial areas measured with X-ray microtomography and interfacial partitioning tracer tests for the same samples. Water Resources Research, 52, 5393-5399.
Petley-Ragan, A., Gaidies, F., and Pattison, D.R.M.(2016) A statistical analysis of the distribution of cordierite and biotite in hornfels from the Bugaboo contact aureole: implications for the kinetics of porphyroblast crystallization. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 34, 85-101.
Rowe, T.B., Luo, Z., Ketcham, R.A., Maisano, J.A., and Colbert, M.W. (2016) X-ray computed tomography datasets for forensic analysis of vertebrate fossils. Scientific Data, 3.
Som, S.M., Buick, R., Hagadorn, J.W., Blake, T.S., Perreault, J.M., Harnmeijer, J.P., and Catling, D.C. (2016) Earth’s Air pressure 2.7 billion years ago constrained to less than half of modern levels. Nature Geoscience, 9, 448-451.
Tyrrell, J.P. (2016) Conodont (U-TH)/He Thermochronology of the Mormon Mountains, Tule Springs Hills, and Beaver Dam Mountains, southeastern Nevada and southwestern Utah. Master’s Thesis, Geology, University of Kansas, 163p.
Yu, T., Wang, Y., and Rivers, M.L. (2016) Imaging in 3D under pressure: a decade of high pressure X-ray microtomography development at GSECARS. Progress in Earth and Planetary Science, 3:17.
Yuan, R., Singh, S.S., Chawla, N., and Oswald, J. (2016) Geometry segmentation of voxelized representations of heterogeneous microstructures using betweenness centrality. Materials Characterization, 118, 553-559.

2015 Top of Page

Carr, S., Diggens, L., Groves, J., O’Sullivan, C., and Marsland, R. (2015) Visualising, segmenting and analysing heterogenous glacigenic sediments using 3D x-ray CT. EGU General Assembly Conference Abstracts.
Coelho, G., Branquet, Y., Sizaret, S., Arbaret, L., Champallier, R., and Rozenbaum, O. (2015) Permeability of sheeted dykes beneath oceanic ridges: Strain experiments coupled with 3D numerical modeling of the Troodos Ophiolite, Cyprus. Tectonophysics, 644-645, 138-150.
Dyess, J. E., Hansen, V. L., and Goscinak, C. (2015) Constrains on vorticity and non-coaxial shear direction in Neoarchean L-S tectonites, an example from northern Minnesota, USA. Precambrian Research, 256, 189-200.
Fu, Y., Xie, H., Deng, B., Du, G., Chen, R., and Xiao, T. (2015) Synchrotron radiation phase-contrast computed tomography study on self-assembly of polystyrene colloidal crystals via solvent evaporation. Colloid Journal, 77, 795-801.
Gaidies, F., Petley-Ragan, A., Chakraborty, S., Dasgupta, S., and Jones, P. (2015) Constraining the conditions of Barrovian metamorphism in Sikkim, India: P-T-t paths of garnet crystallization in the Lesser Himalayan Belt. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 33, 23-44.
Garland, S., Ramisch, M., and Hirth, T. (2015) Effect of magnetic field geometry on blob structure and dynamics in TJ-K. 42nd EPS Conference on Plasma Physics, Lisbon, Portugal.
Hanna, R.D, Ketcham, R.A., Zolensky, M., and Behr, W.M. (2015) Impact-induced brittle deformation, porosity loss, and aqueous alteration in the Murchison CM chondrite. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 171, 256-282.
King, A.J., et al. (2015) The Winchcombe meteorite, a unique and pristine witness from the outer solar system. Science Advances, 8, eabq3925.
Krzesińska, A., Gattacceca, J., Friedrich, J.M., and Rochette, P. (2015) Impact-related noncoaxial deformation in the Pułtusk H chondrite inferred from petrofabric analysis. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 50, 401-417.
Kyle, J. R., and Ketcham, R. A. (2015) Application of high resolution X-ray computed tomography to mineral deposit origin, evaluation, and processing. Ore Geology Reviews, 65, 821-839.
Lindgren, P., Hanna, R.D., Dobson, K.J., Tomkinson, T., and Lee, M.R. (2015) The paradox between low shock-stage and evidence for compaction in CM carbonaceous chondrites explained by multiple low-intensity impacts. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 148, 159-178.
Ruzicka, A., Brown, R., Friedrich, J., Hutson, M., Huge, R., and Rivers, M. (2015) Shock-induced mobilization of metal and sulfide in planetesimals: Evidence from the Buck Mountains 005 (L6 S4) dike-bearing chondrite. American Mineralogist, 100, 2725-2738.
Schopa, A., Floess, D., de Saint Blanquat, M., Annen, C., and Launeau, P. (2015) The relation between magnetite and silicate fabric in granitoids of the Adamello Batholith. Tectonophysics, 642, 1-15.
Thissen, C.J., and Brandon, M.T. (2015) An autocorrelation method for three-dimensional strain analysis. Journal of Structural Geology, 81, 135-154.
Vonlanthen, P., Rausch, J., Ketcham, R.A., Putiltz, B., Baumgartner, L.P., and Grobéty, B. (2015) High-resolution 3D analyses of the shape and internal constituents of small volcanic ash particles: the contribution of SEM micro-computed tomography (SEM micro-CT). Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 293, 1-12.

2014 Top of Page

Altman, S.J., Aminzadeh, B., Balhoff, M.T., Bennett, P.C., Bryant, S.L., Cardenas, M.B., Chaudhary, K., Cygan, R.T., Deng, W., Dewers, T., DiCarlo, D.A., Eichhubl, P., Hesse, M. A., Huh, C., Matteo, E.N., Mehmani, Y., Tenney, C.M., and Yoon, H. (2014) Chemical and hydrodynamic mechanisms for long-term geological carbon storage. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 118, 15103-15113.
Friedrich, J.M. (2014) A classroom-based distributed workflow initiative for the early involvement of undergraduate students in scientific research. Journal of Science Education and Technology, 35, 1-8.
Fu, Y., Xie, H., Deng, B., Du, G., Chen, R., and Xiao, T. (2014) Three-dimensional structure of polystyrene colloidal crystal by synchrotron radiation X-ray phase-contrast computed tomography. Materials Science & Processing, 115, 781-790.
Gomez Barreiro, J., Voltolini, M., Martinez-Catalan, J.R., Benitez-Perez, J.M., Diez-fernandez, R., Wenk, H.R., … and Mancini, L. (2014) Quantitative fabric analysis of eclogite facies mylonites: texture and microtomography. AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts.
Ketcham, R.A., and Hildebrandt, J. (2014) Characterizing, measuring, and utilizing the resolution of CT imagery for improved quantification of fine-scale features. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interaction with Materials and Atoms, 324, 80-87.
Nachlas, W.O., Whitney, D.L., Teyssier, C., Bagley, B., and Mulch, A. (2014) Titanium concentration in quartz as a record of multiple deformation mechanism in an extensional shear zone. Journal of Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 15, 1374-1397.
Shields, J.K., Mader, H.M., Pistone, M., Caricchi, L., Floess, D., and Putlitz, B. (2014) Strain-induced outgassing of three-phase magmas during simple shear. Journal of Geophysical Research, 119, 6936-6957.
Shields, J. K., Mader, H. M., Caricchi, L., Tuffen, H., Mueller, S., Pistone, M., and Baumgartner, L. (2014) Unravelling textural heterogeneity in obsidian: Shear-induced outgassing in the Rocche Rosse flow. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 310, 137-158.
Subroy, V., Gimenez, D., Qin, M., Krogmann, U., Strum, P.F., and Miskewitz, R.J. (2014) Hydraulic properties of coarsely and finely ground woodchips. Journal of Hydrology, 517, 201-212.
Turk, J.K., and Graham, R.C. (2014) Analysis of vesicular porosity in soils using high resolution X-ray computed tomography. Soil Science Society of America Journal, 78, 868-880.
Yang, P., and Ehajjar, R. (2014) Porosity content evaluation in carbon-fiber/epoxy composites using X-ray computed tomography. Polymer-Plastics Technology and Engineering, 53, 217-222.
Zucali, M., Voltolini, M., Ouladdiaf, B., Mancini, L., and Chateigner, D. (2014) The 3D quantitative lattice and shape preferred orientation of a mylonitised metagranite from Monte Rosa (Western Alps): combining neutron diffraction texture analysis and synchrotron X-ray microtomography. Journal of Structural Geology, 63, 91-105.

2013 Top of Page

Astolfo, A., Arfelli, F., Schültke, E., James, S., Mancini, L., and Menk, R.-H. (2013) A detailed study of gold-nanoparticle loaded cells using X-ray based techniques for cell-tracking applications with single-cell sensitivity. Nanoscale, 5, 3337-3345.
Chen, C., Hu, D., Westacott, D., and Loveless, D. (2013) Nanometer‐scale characterization of microscopic pores in shale kerogen by image analysis and pore‐scale modeling. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 14, 4066-4075.
Friedrich, J.M., and Rivers, M.L. (2013) Three-dimensional imaging of ordinary chondrite microporosity at 2.6 micrometer resolution. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 116, 63-70.
Friedrich, J.M., Ruzicka, A., Rivers, M.L., Ebel, D.S., Thostenson, J.O., and Rudolph, R.A. (2013) Metal veins in the Kernouvé (H6 S1) chondrite: evidence for pre- or syn-metamorphic shear deformation. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 116, 71-83.
LaRue, A., Baker, D.R., Polacci, M., Allard, P., and Sodini, N. (2013) Can vesicle size distributions assess eruption intensity during volcanic activity?. Solid Earth4(2), 373.
Loesche, C., Wurm, G., Teiser, J., Friedrich, J.M., and Bischoff, A. (2013) Photophoretic strength on chondrules. 1. Modeling. The Astrophysical Journal, 778, 101.
Ou, L. (2013) Dual pore shape modeling using experimental elastic and electrical data and pore-scale imaging results. MS thesis, Petroleum Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, 62p.
Pamukçu, A.S., Gualda, G.A., and Rivers, M.L. (2013) Quantitative 3D petrography using X-ray tomography 4: Assessing glass inclusion textures with propagation phase-contrast tomography. Geosphere, 9, 1704-1713.
Som, S.M., Hagadorn, J.W., Thelen, W.A., Gillespie, A.R., Catling, D.C., and Buick, R. (2013) Quantitative discrimination between geological materials with variable density contrast by high resolution X-ray computed tomography: an example using amygdule size-distribution in ancient lava flows. Computers & Geosciences, 54, 231-238.
Wright, K.A., Pamukcu, A.S., and Gualda, G.A. (2013) Supereruption Time Scales: X-Ray Tomographic Analyses of Oruanui Pumice from the Taupo Volcanic Zone. AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts,2759.

2012 Top of Page

Bardenhagen, S.G., Luo, H., Armstrong, R.W., and Lu, H. (2012) Detailed characterization of PBX morphology for mesoscale simulations. In AIP Conference Proceedings,1426, 637-640.
Bernasconi, A., Diella, V., Marinoni, N., Pavese, A., and Francescon, F. (2012) Influence of composition on some industrially relevant properties of traditional sanitary-ware glaze. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 347, 112-135.
Bernasconi, A., Diella, V., Marinoni, N., Pavese, A., and Francescon, F. (2012) Influence of composition on some industrially relevant properties of traditional sanitary-ware glaze. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 347, 112-135.
Castro, J.M., Burgisser, A., Schipper, I., and Mancini, S. (2012) Mechanisms of bubble coalescence in silicic magmas. Bulletin of Volcanology, 74, 2339-2352.
Friedrich, J.M., Rivers, M.L., Perlowitz, M.A., Meinhart, Z., and Ramirez, V.V. (2012) Characterization of particle size standard NIST 1019b with synchrotron X-ray microtomography and digital data extraction. Particle & Particle Systems Characterization, 29, 35-42.
Hanna, R.A., and Hamilton, V.E. (2012) Inclusion foliation in Murchison as revealed by high resolution X-ray CT. 43rd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Abstract 1242, Houston, Texas.
LaRue, A. (2012) Bubble size distributions and magma-water interaction at Eyjafjallajökull volcano, Iceland. PhD dissertation, Earth and Planetary Sciences, McGill University, 63p.
Marinoni, N., Voltolini, M., Mancini, L., and Cella, F. (2012) Influence of aggregate mineralogy on alkali-silica reaction studied by X-ray powder diffraction and imaging techniques. Journal of Materials Science, 47, 2845-2855.
Narter, M.E. (2012) Characterizing non-wetting fluid in natural porous media using synchrotron X-ray microtomography. PhD dissertation, Soil, Water, and Environmental Science, University of Arizona, 172 p.
Pamukçu, A.S., Gualda, G.A.R., and Anderson, A.T. Jr. (2012) Crystallization stages of the Bishop Tuff magma body recorded in crystal textures in pumice clasts. Journal of Petrology, 53, 589-609.
Peng, S., Hu, Q., Dultz, S., and Zhang, M. (2012) Using X-ray computed tomography in pore structure characterization for a Berea sandstone: Resolution effect. Journal of hydrology, 472, 254-261.
Peng, D., Huang, T., and Meng, C. (2012) Study on imaging arsenic aggregates in porous media by X-ray difference micro-tomography. Advances in Materials Research, 356-360, 2362-2366.
Polacci, M., Baker, D.R., La Rue, A., Mancini, L., and Allard, P. (2012) Degassing behaviour of vesiculated basaltic magmas: an example from Ambrym volcano, Vanuatu Arc. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 233-234, 55-64.
Schipper, C.I., White, J.D., Nichols, A.R., Burgisser, A., Hellebrand, E., and Murtagh, R.M. (2012) Incipient melt segregation in subaqueous pyroclasts. Geology, 40,  355-358.
Szramek, L. A. (2012) Three Dimensional Analysis of Mafic Pumice from the 1999 sub-Plinian eruption of Shishaldin Volcano, Alaska. AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts.
Yulong, P.D.H.T.H. (2012) Application of XDMT in three-dimensional visualization of arsenic aggregates in porous media. Environmental Chemistry, 7, 023.

2011 Top of Page

Bai, L., Baker, D.R., Polacci, M., and Hill, R.J. (2011) In-situ degassing study on crystal-bearing Stromboli basaltic magmas: Implications for Stromboli explosions. Geophysical Research Letters, 38, 5.
Baker, D.R., Polacci, M., and LaRue, A. (2011) A study on the reproducibility of counting vesicles in volcanic rocks. Geosphere, 7, 70-78.
Balen, D., and Petrinec, Z. (2011) Contrasting tourmaline types from peraluminous granites: a case study from Moslavaca Gora (Croatia). Mineralogy and Petrology, 102, 117-134.
Berger, A., Herwegh, M., Schwarz, J.-O., and Putlitz, B. (2011) Quantitative analysis of crystal/grain sizes and their distributions in 2D and 3D. Journal of Structural Geology, 33, 1751-1763.
Brabant, L., Vlassenbroeck, J., De Witte, Y., Cnudde, V., Boone, M.N., Dewanckele, J., and Van Hoorebeke, L. (2011) Three-dimensional analysis of high-resolution X-ray computed tomography data with Morpho+.  Microscopy and Microanalysis, 17, 252-263.
Caricchi, L, Pommier, A., Pistone, M., Castro, J., Burgisser, A., and Perugini, D. (2011) Strain-induced magma degassing: insights from simple-shear experiments on bubble bearing melts. Bulletin of Volcanology, 73, 1245-1257.
Costanza-Robinson, M.S., Estabrook, B.D., and Fouhey, D.F. (2011) Representative elementary volume estimation for porosity, moisture saturation, and air-water interfacial areas in unsaturated porous media: data quality implications. Water Resources Research, 47, W07513.
Friedrich, J.M., Troiano, J., Rumble III, D., and Rivers, M.L. (2011) Compositional studies of four low-FeO ordinary chondrites: is a new chondritic meteorite parent body necessary? 42nd Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, Abstract 1885, Houston, Texas.
Gardner, J.E., and Ketcham, R.A. (2011) Bubble nucleation in rhyolite and dacite melts: temperature dependence of surface tension. Contributions to Mineralogy and Petrology, 162, 929-943.
Giachetti, T., Burgisser, A., Arbaret, L., Druitt, T.H., and Kelfoun, K. (2011) Quantitative textural analysis of Vulcanian pyroclasts (Montserrat) using multi-scale X-ray computed microtomography: comparison with results from 2D image analysis. Bulletin of Volcanology, 73, 1295-1309.
Hirsch, D.M. (2011) Reduce3D: a tool for three-dimensional spatial statistical analysis of crystals. Geosphere, 7, 724-732.
Som, S.M., Hagadorn, J., Thelen, W., Gillespie, A., Catling, D.C., and Buick, R. (2011) High-resolution X-ray imaging of amygdules for measuring bubble size distribution in ancient lava flows. AGU Fall Meeting Abstract.
Troiano, J., Rumble, D., III, Rivers, M.L., and Friedrich, J.M. (2011) Compositions of three low-FeO ordinary chondrites: indications of a common origin with the H chondrites. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 75, 6511-6519.
Voltolini, M., Marinoni, N., and Mancini, L. (2011) Synchrotron X-ray computed microtomography investigation of a mortar affected by alkali-silica reaction: a quantitative characterization of its microstructural features. Journal of Materials Science, 46, 6633-6641.
Voltolini, M., Zandomeneghi, D., Mancini, L., and Polacci, M. (2011) Texture analysis of volcanic rock samples: Quantitative study of crystals and vesicles shape preferred orientation from X-ray microtomography data. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 202, 83-95.
Wang, Y., Lesher, C., Fiquet, G., Rivers, M.L., Nishiyama, N., Siebert, J., Roberts, J., Morard, G, Gaudio, S., Clark, A., Watson, H., Menguy, N., and Guyot, F. (2011) In situ high-pressure and high-temperature X-ray microtomographic imaging during large deformation: a new technique for studying mechanical behavior of multiphase composites. Geosphere, 7, 40-53.
Wittmann, A., Friedrich, J.M., Troiano, J., Macke, R.J., Britt, D.T., Swindle, T.D., Weirich, J.R., Rumble, D. III, Lasue, J., and Kring, D.A. (2011) H /L chondrite LaPaz Icefield 031047 – A feather of Icarus? Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 75, 6140-6159.

2010 Top of Page

Bai, L., Baker, D.R., and Hill, R.J. (2010) Permeability of vesicular Stromboli basaltic glass: Lattice Boltzmann simultations and laboratory measurements. Journal of Geophysical Research, 115, 16.
Brun, F., Mancini, L., Kasae, P., Favretto, S., Dreossi, D., and Tromba, G. (2010) Pore3D: A software library for quantitative analysis of porous media. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, 615, 326-332.
Buran, B.N., Strenzke, N., Neef, A., Gundelfinger, E.D., Moser, T., and Liberman, M.C. (2010) Onset coding is degraded in auditory nerve fibers from mutant mice lacking synaptic ribbons. The Journal of Neuroscience, 30, 7587-7597.
Degruyter, W. (2010) Investigating volcanic eruptions of silicic magmas using 3D textural analysis and computational fluid dynamics. PhD Dissertation, Earth Sciences, Université de Genève, 113p.
Degruyter, Burgisser, A., Bachmann, O., and Malaspinas, O. (2010) Synchrotron X-ray microtomography and lattice Boltzmann simulations of gas flow through volcanic pumices. Geosphere, 6, 470-481.
Desrues, J., Viggiani, G., and Besuelle, P. (2010) Advances in X-ray Tomography for Geomaterials. John Wiley & Sons.
Gostic, R.C. (2010) Characterization of plutonium particles originating from the BOMARC accident – 1960. PhD dissertation, Chemistry, The University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Gualda, G.A.R., Pamukcu, A.S., Claiborne, L.L., and Rivers, M.L. (2010) Quantitative 3D petrography using X-ray tomography 3: Documenting accessory phases with differential absorption tomography. Geosphere, 6, 782-792.
Huddlestone-Holmes, C.R., and Ketcham, R.A. (2010) An X-ray computed tomography study of inclusion trail orientations in multiple porphyroblasts from a single sample. Tectonophysics, 480, 305-320.
Narter, M., and Brusseau, M.L. (2010) Comparison of interfacial partitioning tracer test and high‐resolution microtomography measurements of fluid‐fluid interfacial areas for an ideal porous medium. Water Resources Research, 46, W08602.
Pamukçu, A.S. (2010) The evolution of the peach spring tuff magmatic system as revealed by accessory mineral textures and compositions. MS thesis, Earth and Environmental Science, Vanderbilt University, 304 p.
Pamukçu, A.S., and Gualda, G.A.R. (2010) Quantitative 3D petrography using X-ray tomography 2: Combining information at various resolutions. Geosphere, 6, 775-781.
Saadeh, S., and Masad, E. (2010) On the relationship of microstructure properties of asphalt mixtures to their constitutive behaviour. International Journal of Materials and Structural Integrity, 4, 186-214.
Zolensky, M., Herrin, J., Mikouchi, T., Ohsumi, K., Friedrich, J., Steele, A., Rumble, D., Fries, M., Sandford, S., Milam, S., Hagiya, K., Takeda, H., Satake, W., Kurihara, T., Colbert, M., Hanna, R., Maisano, J., Ketcham, Goodrich, C., Le, L., Robinson, G., Martinez, J., Ross, K., Jenniskens, P., and Shaddad, M.H. (2010) Mineralogy and petrography of the Almahata Sitta ureilite. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 45, 1618-1637.

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Balen, D., and Petrinec, Z. (2009) Tourmaline nodule distribution, shape and internal structure: 3D study of granite texture revealed by serial sectioning tomography. In 9th Workshop on Alpine Geological Studie.
Chen, C., Lau, B.L., Gaillard, J.F., and Packman, A.I. (2009) Temporal evolution of pore geometry, fluid flow, and solute transport resulting from colloid deposition. Water resources research, 45.
Degruyter, W., Bachmann, O., and Burgisser, A. (2009) Controls on magma permeability in the volcanic conduit during the climactic phase of the Kos Plateau Tuff eruption (Aegean Arc). Bulletin of Volcanology, 72, 63-74.
Field, M., Gernon, T.M., Mock, A., Walters, A., Sparks, R.S.J., and Jerram, D.A. (2009) Variations of olivine abundance and grain size in the Snap Lake kimberlite intrusion, Northwest Territories, Canada: A possible proxy for diamonds. Lithos, 112, 23-35.
Iassonov, P., Gebrenegus, T., and Tuller, M. (2009) Segmentation of X‐ray computed tomography images of porous materials: A crucial step for characterization and quantitative analysis of pore structures. Water Resources Research, 45.
Jerram, D.A., Mock, A., Davis, G.R., Field, M., and Brown, R.J. (2009) 3D crystal size distributions: a case study on quantifying olivine populations in kimberlites. Lithos, 112, 223-235.
Laine, P., Lampi, A.-M., Peura, M., Kansikas, J., Mikkonen, K., Willför, S., Tenkanen, M., and Jouppila, K. (2009) Comparison of microencapsulation properties of spruce galactoglucomannans and Arabic gum using a model hydrophobic core compound. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 58, 981-989.
Lesher, C.E., Wang, Y., Gaudio, S., Clark, A., Nishiyama, N., and Rivers, M. (2009) Volumetric properties of magnesium silicate glasses and supercooled liquid at high pressure by X-ray microtomography. Physics of the Earth and Planetary Interiors, 174, 292-301.
Porter, M.L., and Wildenschild, D. (2009) Image analysis algorithms for estimating porous media multiphase flow variables from computed microtomography data: a validation study. Computational Geosciences, 14, 15-30. Rivers, M.L., and Gualda, G.A. (2009) ‘tomo_display’and’vol_tools’: IDL VM Packages for Tomography Data Reconstruction, Processing, and Visualization. AGU Spring Meeting Abstracts.
Roberts, K.L. (2009) Pore-Scale Analysis of DNAPL Dissolution and Biomass Distribution.
Sasso, M.R., Macke, R.J., Boesenberg, J.S., Britt, D.T., Rivers, M.L., Ebel, D.S., and Friedrich, J.M. (2009) Incompletely compacted equilibrated ordinary chondrites. Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 44, 1743-1753.
Sasso, M.R., Macke, R.J., Britt, D.T., Rivers, M.L., Ebel, D.S., and Friedrich, J.M. (2009) Physical properties of incompletely compacted equilibrated ordinary chondrites: implications for asteroidal structure and impact processing. 40th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, The Woodlands, Texas.

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Andronico, D., Corsaro, R.A., Cristaldi, A., and Polacci, M. (2008) Characterizing high energy explosive eruptions at Stromboli volcano using multidisciplinary data: an example from the 9 January 2005 explosion. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 176, 541-550.
Bai, L., Baker, D.R., and Rivers, M. (2008) Experimental study of bubble growth in Stromboli basalt melts at 1 atm. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 267, 533-547.
Chen, C., Packman, A.I., and Gaillard, J.F. (2008) Pore‐scale analysis of permeability reduction resulting from colloid deposition. Geophysical Research Letters, 35.
Costanza-Robinson, M.S., Harrold, K.H., and Lieb-Lappen, R.M. (2008) X-ray microtomography determination of air− water interfacial area− water saturation relationships in sandy porous media. Environmental science & technology, 42, 2949-2956.
Friedrich, J.M. (2008) Quantitative methods for three-dimensional comparison and petrographic description of chondrites. Computers & Geosciences34(12), 1926-1935.
Friedrich, J.M., Macke, R.J., Wignarajah, D.P., Rivers, M.L., Britt, D.T., and Ebel, D.S. (2008) Pore size distribution in an uncompacted equilibrated ordinary chondrite. Planetary and Space Science, 56, 895-900.
Friedrich, J.M., Wignarajah, D.P., Chaudhary, S., Rivers, M.L., Nehru, C.E., and Ebel, D.S. (2008) Three-dimensional petrography of metal phases in equilibrated L chondrites—: effects of shock loading and dynamic compaction. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 275, 172-180.
Friedrich, J.M., Wignarajah, D.P., Chaudhary, S., Rivers, M.L., Nehru, C.E., and Ebel, D.S. (2008) Dynamic compaction of asteroids: impact-induced preferred 3D orientation of metal grains in L chondrites. Asteroids, Comets, Meteors 2008, Baltimore, Maryland.
Kyle, J.R., Mote, A.S., and Ketcham, R.A. (2008) High resolution X-ray computed tomography studies of Grasberg porphyry Cu-Au ores, Papua, Indonesia. Mineralium Deposita, 43, 519-532.
Polacci, M., Baker, D.R., Bai, L., and Mancini, L. (2008) Large vesicles record pathways of degassing at basaltic volcanoes. Bulletin of Volcanology, 70, 1023-1029.
Porter, M.L. (2008) Investigating capillary pressure and interfacial area for multiphase flow in porous media using pore-scale imaging and Lattice-Boltzmann modeling. PhD dissertation, Water Resources Engineering, Oregon State University, 127 p.
Spinsby, J., Friedrich, H., and Buseck, P.R. (2008) Volume and surface-area measurements using tomography, with an example from the Brenham pallasite meteorite. Computers & Geosciences, 34, 1-7.
Terasaki, H., Urakawa, S., Funakoshi, K.-I., Wang, Y., Shibazaki, Y, Sanehira, T., Ueda, Y., and Ohtani, E. (2008) Interfacial tension measurement of Ni-S liquid using high-pressure X-ray micro-tomography. High Pressure Research, 28, 327-334.
Whitney, D.L., Goergen, E.T., Ketcham, R.A., and Kunze, K. (2008) Formation of garnet polycrystals during metamorphic crystallization. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 26, 365-383.

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Alvarez-Barreto, J.F., Shreve, M.C., Deangelis, P.L., and Sikavitsas, V.I. (2007) Preparation of a functionally flexible, three-dimensional, biomimetic poly(L-lactic acid) scaffold with improved cell adhesion. Tissue Engineering, 13, 1205-1217.
Dunkers, J.P., Leigh, S.D., Dean, D., Cooke, M.N., Ketcham, R.A., and Cicerone, M.T. (2007) Methodology for evaluating candidate geometric reference scaffolds. Journal of Testing and Evaluation, 35, 1-8.
Gopalakrishnan, K., Ceylan, H., and Inanc, F. (2007) Using X-ray computed tomography to study paving materials. Construction Materials, 160, 15-23.
Jerram, D.A., and Higgins, M.D. (2007) 3D analysis of rock textures: quantifying igneous microstructures. Elements, 3, 239-245.
Lee, R. J., Suh, H., Lee, K. J., Lim, S., Kim, Y., Kim, S., and Choi, J. (2007) A magnetic resonance-based seed localization method for I-125 prostate implants. Journal of Korean medical science, 22, 129-S133.
Uchida, T., Wang, Y., Westferro, F., Rivers, M.L., Gebhardt, J., and Sutton, S.R. (2007) X-ray microtomography under high pressure, in Ohtani, E., ed., Advances in High-pressure Mineralogy, Geological Society of America, Washington, DC, 227-238.
Uchida, T., Wang, Y., Westferro, F., Rivers, M.L., Gebhardt, J., and Sutton, S.R. (2007) X-ray microtomography under high pressure. Geological Society of America Special Papers, 421, 227-237.
Yuan, Q. (2007) Experimental and modeling studies of contaminant transport in capped sediments during gas bubble ebullition. PhD dissertation, Chemical Engineering, Louisiana State University, 207 p.
Yuan, Q., Valsaraj, K.T., Reible, D.D., and Willson, C.S. (2007) A laboratory study of sediment and contaminant release during gas ebullition. Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association, 57, 1103-1111.

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Brusseau, M.L., Peng, S., Schnaar, G., and Costanza-Robinson, M.S. (2006) Relationships among air-water interfacial area, capillary pressure, and water saturation for a sandy porous medium. Water Resources Research, 42, W03501.
Gopalakrishnan, K., Ceylan, H., Inanc, F., Gray, J., and Heitzman, M. (2006) Characterization of asphalt materials using X-ray high-resolution computed tomography imaging techniques. Airfield and Highway Pavement: Meeting Today’s Challenges with Emerging Technologies,437-454.
Gualda, G.A.R. (2006) Crystal size distributions derived from 3D datasets: Sample size versus uncertainties. Journal of Petrology, 47, 1245-1254.
Gualda, G.A.R., and Rivers, M. (2006) Quantitative 3D petrography using X-ray tomography: Application to Bishop Tuff pumice clasts. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 154, 48-62.
Higgins, M.D. (2006) Quantitative textural measurements in igneous and metamorphic petrology. Cambridge University Press.
Mote, A.S., Ketcham, R.A., and Watson, W.P. (2006) Extracting particle orientations from three-dimensional datasets using BLOB3D, in Desrues, J., Viggiani, G., and Besuelle, P., eds., Advances in X-ray tomography for Geomaterials, ISTE, London, 407-413.
Nettles, J.W., and McSween, H.Y. Jr. (2006) A comparison of metal-troilite grain size distributions for type 3 and type 4 ordinary chondrites using X-ray CT data. 37th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, League City, Texas.
Packman, A.I., Marion, A., Zaramella, M., Chen, C., Gaillard, J.-F., and Keane, D.T. (2006) Development of layered sediment structure and its effects on pore water transport and hyporheic exchange, in Kronvang, B., Faganeli, J., and Ogrinc, N., eds., The Interactions Between Sediments and Water, Springer, New York, 69-78.
Pamukçu, A. (2006) Phenocryst Size Distributions of Late-erupted Bishop Tuff. 2006 Philadelphia Annual Meeting.
Pamukçu, A., Anderson, A.T., and Gualda, G. (2006) Crystal sinking and bubble rising in late-erupted Bishop Tuff: A study of pumice clasts by x-ray tomography and physical separation. AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts.
Polacci, M., Baker, D.R., Mancini, L., Tromba, G., and Zanini, F. (2006) Three-dimensional investigation of volcanic textures by X-ray microtomography and implications for conduit processes. Geophysical Research Letters, 33, L13312.
Schnaar, G., and Brusseau, M.L. (2006) Characterizing pore-scale configuration of organic immiscible liquid in multiphase systems with synchrotron X-ray microtomography. Vadose Zone Journal, 5, 641-648.
Schnaar, G., and Brusseau, M.L. (2006) Characterizing pore-scale dissolution of organic immiscible liquid in natural porous media using synchrotron X-ray microtomography. Environmental Science Technology, 40, 6622-6629.

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Dunkers, J.P., Leigh, S.D., Cicerone, M.T., Landis, F.A., Wang, F.W., and Tesk, J.A. (2005) NIST Development of Reference Material Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering. ASME 2005 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition 207-212.
Dunkers, J.P., Leigh, S.D., Cicerone, M.T., Landis, F.A., Wang, F.W., and Tesk, J.A. (2005) NIST Development of Reference Material Scaffolds for Tissue Engineering. ASME 2005 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition 207-212.
Dunkers, J.P., Tesk, J.A., Dean, D., Cooke, M.N., Ketcham, R.A., and Cicerone, M.T. (2005) Quantitative analysis of a candidate porosity reference scaffold: Type 1. 2005 Summer ASME Bioengineering Conference, June 22-26, Vail, CO.
Gualda, G.A., Miller, C.F., Anderson Jr, A.T., and Rivers, M. (2005) Bubble accumulation and origin of a vesicular microgranite. 2005 Salt Lake City Annual Meeting.
Ham, K., and Willson, C.S. (2005) The application of monochromatic energies to investigate multiphase porous media systems using synchrotron X-ray tomography. Site Characterization and Modeling, 1-12.
Ketcham, R.A. (2005a) Computational methods for quantitative analysis of three-dimensional features in geological specimens. Geosphere, 1, 32-41.
Ketcham, R.A. (2005b) Three-dimensional textural measurements using high-resolution X-ray computed tomography. Journal of Structural Geology, 27, 1217-1228.
Ketcham, R.A., Meth, C., Hirsch, D.M., and Carlson, W.D. (2005) Improved methods for quantitative analysis of three-dimensional porphyroblastic textures. Geosphere, 1, 42-59. Supplemental material: http://www.ctlab.geo.utexas.edu/pubs/ketcham_et_al/ketcham_et_al.htm
Polacci, M., Baker, D., Mancini, L., Tromba, G., and Zanini, F. (2005) Non Destructive High-Resolution 3D Investigation of Vesicle Textures in Pumice and Scoria by Synchrotron X-Ray Computed Microtomography. AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts.
Rowe, T.B., Eiting, T.P., Macrini, T.E., and Ketcham, R.A. (2005) Organization of the olfactory and respiratory skeleton in the nose of the gray short-tailed opossum Monodelphis domestica. Journal of Mammalian Evolution, 12, 303-336.
Schnaar, G., and Brusseau, M.L. (2005) Pore-scale characterization of organic immiscible-liquid morphology in natural porous media using synchrotron X-ray microtomography. Environmental Science Technology, 39, 8403-8410.
Wang, Y., Uchida, T., Westferro, F., Rivers, M.L., Nishiyama, N., Gebhardt, J., Lesher, C.E., and Sutton, S.R. (2005) High-pressure x-ray tomography microscope: synchrotron computed microtomography at high pressure and temperature. Review of Scientific Instruments, 76, 073709.

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Carlson, W.D., and Gordon, C.L. (2004) Effects of matrix grain size on the kinetics of intergranular diffusion. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 22, 733-742.
Gualda, G.A., and Anderson, A.T. (2004) Pre-eruptive bubbles in the Bishop magma? An x-ray tomography study of vesicle size distributions. AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts.
Mote, A.S., Ketcham, R.A., Kyle, J. R., Wawrzyniec, T.F., and Melker, M.D. (2004). High-resolution X-Ray Computed Tomography Applied to Mineralized Shear Zones in the Cripple Creek Diatreme, Colorado.
Robert, G., Allard, E., Jeff, L., Rivers, M., and Baker, D.R. (2004) Three-Dimensional Bubble Size Distributions From Growth at High Water Supersaturation: X-ray Microtomographic Investigations. AGU Spring Meeting Abstracts.
Robert, G., Baker, D.R., Rivers, M.L., Allard, E., and Larocque, J. (2004) Comparison of the bubble size distribution in silicate foams using 2-dimensional images and 3-dimensional x-ray microtomography, in Bonse, U., ed., Developments in X-Ray Tomography IV, Proceedings of SPIE, 5535, Bellingham, WA, 505-513.
Willson, C.S., Stacey, R.W., Ham, K., and Thompson, K.E. (2004) Investigating the correlation between residual nonwetting phase liquids and pore-scale geometry and topology using synchrotron x-ray tomography. Developments in X-Ray Tomography IV,  International Society for Optics and Photonics, 5535, 101-112.

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Benedix, G.K., Ketcham, R.A., McCoy, T.J., and Wilson, L. (2003) Vesiculation in ordinary chondrites due to impact melting: the “PAT” 91501 answers. LPSC XXXIV (Abstract #1947; CD-ROM).
Kyle, J.R., and Ketcham, R.A. (2003) In-situ distribution of gold ores using high-resolution X-ray computed tomography. Economic Geology, 98, 1697-1701. Supplemental material: http://www.ctlab.geo.utexas.edu/pubs/kyle&ketcham/k&k.htm

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McCoy, T.J., Ketcham, R.A., and Benedix, G.K. (2002) Vesicular basalts from asteroids: Clues to physical processes in their parent magmas. Lunar and Planetary Science Conference XXXIII, Abstract 1213. Lunar and Planetary Science Institute, Houston.

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Ketcham, R.A., and Shashidhar, N. (2001) Quantitative analysis of 3-D images of asphalt concrete, Paper No. 01-0321. Transportation Research Board 80th Annual Meeting. Transportation Research Board, Washington, D.C.

2000 Top of Page

Ketcham, R.A., and Carlson, W.D. (2000) Quantitative characterization of asphalt concretes using high-resolution x-ray computed tomography (CT). NCHRP-IDEA Program Project Final Rep. No. NCHRP-IDEA Project, 64.

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