Application of Machine Learning Methods to Neutron Transmission Spectroscopic Imaging for Solid–Liquid Phase Fraction Analysis

Takashi Kamiyama, Kazuma Hirano, Hirotaka Sato, Kanta Ono, Yuta Suzuki, Daisuke Ito, Yasushi Saito
2021 Applied Sciences  
In neutron transmission spectroscopic imaging, the transmission spectrum of each pixel on a two-dimensional detector is analyzed and the real-space distribution of microscopic information in an object is visualized with a wide field of view by mapping the obtained parameters. In the analysis of the transmission spectrum, since the spectrum can be classified with certain characteristics, it is possible for machine learning methods to be applied. In this study, we selected the subject of
more » ... uid phase fraction imaging as the simplest application of the machine learning method. Firstly, liquid and solid transmission spectra have characteristic shapes, so spectrum classification according to their fraction can be carried out. Unsupervised and supervised machine learning analysis methods were tested and evaluated with simulated datasets of solid–liquid spectrum combinations. Then, the established methods were used to perform an analysis with actual measured spectrum datasets. As a result, the solid–liquid interface zone was specified from the solid–liquid phase fraction imaging using machine learning analysis.
doi:10.3390/app11135988 fatcat:byy54abd2bgc7dkfrj2j3nsfje