Dynamic X-ray elastography using propagating shear waves is a novel technique to visualize the spatial distribution of elasticity in soft materials. We demonstrate that it can be applied to a gel sample with a fine structure. We prepared a viscoelastic gel sample with a two-dimensional lattice structure filled with ZrO2 particles, and applied the technique to map storage and loss moduli. The obtained storage modulus map successfully distinguished the harder lattice structure from the soft gel matrix with a spatial resolution much higher than those of other conventional elastography techniques using magnetic resonance and ultrasound.
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- Materials Science(all)