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Spatially-localized X-ray scattering and X-ray microtomography measurements on Moso bamboo

Ahvenainen, Patrik; Dixon, Patrick G.; Kallonen, Aki; Suhonen, Heikki; Gibson, Lorna J.; Svedström, Kirsi

Spatially-localized X-ray scattering and X-ray microtomography measurements on Moso bamboo


This data set is originally used in:

Ahvenainen, P., Dixon, P. G., Kallonen, A., Suhonen, H., Gibson, L. J., & Svedström, K. (2017). Spatially-localized bench-top X-ray scattering reveals tissue-specific microfibril orientation in Moso bamboo. Plant Methods. 13:5 DOI: 10.1186/s13007-016-0155-1

This data set includes measurements on Moso bamboo (Phyllostachys edulis) performed with two separate set-ups at the Department of Physics, University of Helsinki as described in the above open-access publication. The X-ray microtomography (XMT) measurements, X-ray diffraction tomography (XDT) and localized X-ray scattering (LXS) are done with set-up 1. In LXS, the region-of-interest is selected from a tomographic reconstruction slice based on the XMT measurement using a small X-ray beam (diameter: 200 µm). Additional wide-angle X-ray scattering (WAXS) measurements are conducted with set-up 2 using a larger X-ray beam (diameter approx. 1 mm). 

The two-dimensional scattering patterns (Pilatus 1M hybrid pixel array detector) and tomographic reconstruction slices obtained with set-up 2 are stored as TIFF-images (.tif). The two-dimensional scattering patterns (MAR345 image plate detector) obtained with set-up 2 are stored as 32-bit RAW files (unsigned integers, 2300 columns, 2300 rows). 

The novel combined WAXS/XMT set up (set-up 1) is first presented in: Suuronen, J.-P., Kallonen, A., Hänninen, V., Blomberg, M., Hämäläinen, K., & Serimaa, R. (2014). Bench-top X-ray microtomography complemented with spatially localized X-ray scattering experiments. Journal of Applied Crystallography, 47(1), 471–475. doi:10.1107/S1600576713031105

Any queries related to the data set or the related Plant Methods article may be directed to the first author by email:

Patrik Ahvenainen, PhD;

PA has received funding from the Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation for a personal research grant. PGD and LJG would like to note: the article related to this data set is based on their work supported by the National Science Foundation under OISE 1258574. The views expressed in that article are not endorsed by the National Science Foundation. PGD is financially supported by the The Martin Family Society of Fellows for Sustainability fellowship.
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