The Analytical Instrumentation Facility (AIF) is now home to a Bruker SkyScan 1174 microCT system. This compact microCT can be used to image a variety of samples in three-dimensions with down to 10 micron spatial resolution. A suite of software tools is included with the system for complex image reconstruction, processing, and analysis. Several example images can be found here, and the specs are listed below. The instrument will be available for both research and outreach activities by early October. For more information on training and access, please contact Maude Cuchiara.
|X-ray source||20-50kV, 40W maximum power, filter holder for energy selection|
|X-ray detector||1.3Mp CCD coupled to scintillator by lens with 1:6 zoom range|
|Spatial Resolution||6…30 µm pixel size, approximately 10 µm low-contract resolution|
|Object Size||5 – 30mm in diameter, 50mm in length (50mm vertical travel)|
|Radiation safety||<1 µSv/h at 10cm from the instrument surface|