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Ray tracing to study of waxes around the cloud point by optical absorption tomography
Author(s): L. Moreno-Alvarez; C. Meneses-Fabian; J. N. Herrera; G. Rodríguez-Zurita
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In optical tomography of parallel projections, the light rays that cross the slice of the object are experimentally approached to suffer minimal refraction, i.e. take refractional limits. Generally, a media is used for immersion whose refractive index rate tied the environment to study, but the geometry of the containment vessels also affects refraction and may be the case that the approach is not subject performed. In this work we make a numerical study of the refraction of a ray of light that enters a typical experimental system for studying the thermodynamic behaviour of a paraffinic wax around their cloud point. Since it has special properties in the heat capacity and refractive index near the phase transition, these results will be used to characterize the transition and is intended to give tomographic information to the study of thermal properties obtained using the T-History calorimetric technique. In this study, we simulate the behaviour of the refraction of parallel rays crossing the T-History test system to find the optimal values of the dimensions of the containment vessels and the index of refraction of the medium for immersion, considering that the optical properties of the sample under study vary with temperature. Thus, we obtain the optimum conditions of minimum refraction technique for which reconstruction of a tomographic slice parallel projection can be applied. The distribution of the linear attenuation coefficient on the slice of the object, typically, is obtained by applying the filtered backprojection algorithm to the set of projections (sinogram) obtained experimentally, which constitutes a way to detect mobile interfacial boundaries in real time. The projections are sequentially measuring the intensity of the wave emerging from the slice of the object at different angles.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 October 2011
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 8287, Eighth Symposium Optics in Industry, 828715 (14 October 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.914746
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L. Moreno-Alvarez, Benemérita Univ. Autónoma de Puebla (Mexico)
C. Meneses-Fabian, Benemérita Univ. Autónoma de Puebla (Mexico)
J. N. Herrera, Benemérita Univ. Autónoma de Puebla (Mexico)
G. Rodríguez-Zurita, Benemérita Univ. Autónoma de Puebla (Mexico)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8287:
Eighth Symposium Optics in Industry
Eric Rosas; Norberto Arzate; Ismael Torres; Juan Sumaya, Editor(s)

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