U of A Foams and ceramics
Really neat photo session with a group of guys from the University of Alberta studying defects in the microstructure of foams and ceramics used in defense and aerospace applications. (Using CLS sychrotron CT scans on the BMIT beamline).
Their names are Kapil Bhagavathula, Brendan Koch, Calvin Lo and Cass Li (header photo left to right). Their research partners include the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, Defense Research and Development Canada, and Canadian industry.
The results from this project will lead directly to improvements in the performance and multi-hit capabilities of lightweight body armor for Canadian soldiers, and could also have implications for things like helmets and airplanes.