Scientists from Tomsk State University have created a microtomography device which can provide data about the inner structure of various materials, such as diamonds, to an accuracy of one micron. But examining a fly stuck inside the device might be more interesting.
EDISON Software Development Centre was asked to create the software for a microtomography device. An article (How does one develop software for a microtomography device in 5,233 man-hours) gave an overview of how this was achieved, detailing algorithms, mathematical solutions, implementation and the debugging process.
But insatiable readers assailed us with questions, to which we have now, finally, responded below…
The tomograph can scan matter with a resolution of up to one micron. That is, one hundred times thinner than human hair. Having completed a scan, the program creates a 3D model which shows not only the external form of the object but also the internal structure.