Current status of Bragg-edge/dip neutron transmission analysis/imaging methods is presented. The method can visualize real-space distributions of bulk crystallographic information in a crystalline material over a large area (~10 cm) with high spatial resolution (~100 μm). Furthermore, by using suitable spectrum analysis methods for wavelength-dependent neutron transmission data, quantitative visualization of the crystallographic information can be achieved. For example, crystallographic texture imaging, crystallite size imaging and crystalline phase imaging with texture/extinction corrections are carried out by the Rietveld-type (wide wavelength bandwidth) profile fitting analysis code, RITS (Rietveld Imaging of Transmission Spectra). By using the single Bragg-edge analysis mode of RITS, evaluations of crystal lattice plane spacing (d
-spacing) relating to macro-strain and d
-spacing distribution’s FWHM (full width at half maximum) relating to micro-strain can be achieved. Macro-strain tomography is performed by a new conceptual CT (computed tomography) image reconstruction algorithm, the tensor CT method. Crystalline grains and their orientations are visualized by a fast determination method of grain orientation for Bragg-dip neutron transmission spectrum. In this paper, these imaging examples with the spectrum analysis methods and the reliabilities evaluated by optical/electron microscope and X-ray/neutron diffraction, are presented. In addition, the status at compact accelerator driven pulsed neutron sources is also presented.
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