What can neutron imaging do for textile research

A significant part of cultural heritage contains textile in some shape or form. Inspired by the recent NICAS colloquium and match day, we decided to investigate piece of textile from a left-over symposium bag with neutron tomography. The piece of cloth was folded over a few times, inspired by a discussion with Paulien Coopmans on possibilities to investigate 17th century wardrobe textile, non-invasively.

The piece of textile was folded and put in an aluminium container for tomography measurement.

As shown in the reconstruction, the threads and patterns of the textile can be observed clearly. This example could be a showcase for neutron imaging application in textile art samples.

A screenshot from the 3D rendering of the tomographic reconstruction.

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