Instrumentation

We offer tomographic imaging with a large dynamic range, excellent field of view (FOV) and a very high resolution. By operating our X-ray source and high-quality flatbed detector in its helical scanning mode, we can produce tomograms with resolutions at sub-micro levels.

X-ray Instruments

We offer tomographic imaging with a large dynamic range, excellent field of view (FOV) and very high resolution. We can produce tomograms with resolutions approaching sub-micron levels with our HeliScan micro-CTs with the highest achievable resolution is until 0.9 µm. Our HeliScan micro-CTs measures a wide range of samples from 2-200mm (sample diameter) and up to 8kg (sample weight). 

Sample Diameter (mm) Resolution (µm)
2 0.9
6 2.7
10 5.5
24 10
34.7 15.8
62 28
90.5 31.6

Our X-ray Instruments

HeliScan Micro CT -1  

The Micro CT-1 is a prototype design of the HeliScan micro-CT scanner installed in a dedicated, temperature stabilised (ΔT<0.5°C), lead-lined room. The design allows easy access to the equipment and the ability integrate complex flow experiments with the imaging system. The equipment has a GE Phoenix NanoFocus X-Ray Tube (180kV/15W with diamond windows) and high-quality flatbed detector (3,072 × 3,072 pixel, 3.75 fps readout rate). 

HeliScan Micro CT -2 

The Micro CT-2 is a commercial version of the HeliScan micro-CT (Mark 1, ThermoFisher). The equipment has a Hamamatsu X-Ray Tube (160kV/16W with diamond windows) and high-quality flatbed detector (3,072 × 3,072 pixel, 3.75 fps readout rate). 

Itrax CoreScanner 

The Itrax Corescanner is a unique multi-function scanner for core examination. It has the capability to take high resolution digital RGB images down to 50 microns and digital radiographic images down to 20 microns. Itrax also performs X-ray Fluorescence (XRF) elemental analysis down to 100 microns and magnetic susceptibility. It has a sample size limit up to 1.75 meters in length and 12 cm in diameter. It is non-destructive and performs measurement without contact to the sample surface

Data Processing Laboratory

The facility also has advanced and massively parallel software to process images generated from the micro-CT. We have both in-house and commercial software using Avizo.