Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 27, Issue 23, pp 6365–6370 | Cite as

Demonstration of nuclear magnetic resonance imaging for void detection in carbon-fibre reinforced polymer composites, and comparison with ultrasound methods

  • P. Jezzard
  • C. J. Wiggins
  • T. A. Carpenter
  • L. D. Hall
  • J. A. Barnes
  • P. Jackson
  • N. J. Clayden


Nuclear magnetic resonance imaging has been used as a method of void detection in carbonfibre reinforced polymer composites. This is accomplished by observation of signal from water molecules which have ingressed into surface-connected defect regions within the polymer composite. Problems associated with the conductivity of these samples are discussed, along with methods of overcoming those difficulties.


Polymer Magnetic Resonance Imaging Water Molecule Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Polymer Composite 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Jezzard
    • 1
  • C. J. Wiggins
    • 1
  • T. A. Carpenter
    • 1
  • L. D. Hall
    • 1
  • J. A. Barnes
    • 2
  • P. Jackson
    • 3
  • N. J. Clayden
    • 3
  1. 1.Herchel Smith Laboratory for Medicinal ChemistryUniversity of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine, University Forvie SiteCambridgeUK
  2. 2.ICI Composites Inc.2055 East Technology CircleTempeUSA
  3. 3.ICI plc, Wilton Materials Research CentreWilton, MiddlesbroughUK

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