The FISH workshop held in Utrecht last week was very fruitful indeed. Many people in the audience had no experience with neutrons at all and the experts showed them around in the field of imaging. The feedback session held and organised by Fleur and Daphne wrapped up the formal part: the user community gave their ideas/outlook on what they would like to do FISH, once it is built. This session gave a nice overview of what is needed and where the priorities are, which serves as an input for ranking the instrument capabilities. Discussions and brainstorming continued during the drinks-session.
About this blogNeutron imaging is very versatile technique to reveal secrets inside materials. Sometimes old famous painting are simply painted over previous painting attempts that maybe were considered not worthwhile. This can be revealed with imaging! Water or air bubbles inside concrete while it's hardening or plastic parts trapped in steel housing: things that you can't detect with X-ray imaging can be seen with neutron imaging and you don't need to destroy the object. In Delft we are designing such a neutron imaging station: FISH and this blog will keep you up to date with the developments, choices and the progress.