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. The 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, the implementation and the debugging process.
Nevertheless, 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 the width of a human hair. Once a scan has been completed, the program creates a 3D model, which shows not only the external form of the object but also its internal structure.