Palak Patel goes to Spring8, the most powerful synchrotron radiation facility in the world

July 28, 2022

Over the summer, Palak Patel was studying damage progression in nano-engineered aerospace carbon fiber composites using synchrotron radiation computed tomography at the Super Photon Ring 8 GeV, the most powerful synchrotron radiaiton facility in the world located in Hyogo, Japan. She led a team of seven from MIT, University of Southhamption, and University of Porto that studied the effect of different loads on carbon fiber composite materials.

picture 1: team at the beamline, Palak on the left

picture 2: Palak at the synchrotron radiation facility in the ring

picture 3: Palak making adjustments to the testing rig at the beamline