X-rays applied to the study of the pore structure in soils.

  • H. Rogaar
  • R.A.H. Thiadens


X-ray radiography, which has proved to be a useful tool in tackling palaeontological, geological and soil mechanical problems, is shown to be useful as well in the study of the pore structure in soils. The advantages of X-ray radiography, some limitations and the necessity to combine this technique with others are discussed. The method is useful in the field of soil research as well as in education. In illustration, radiographs of subsoil samples of a marsh and three polder soils of the Wash area (Norfolk, England) are added. (Abstract retrieved from CAB Abstracts by CABI’s permission)