Micro-CT imaging capabilities

High resolution micro CT (ANU4)

This system has designed as general purpose system for a wide range of experiments giving the best compromise of performance for small to medium sized samples.

High resolution micro CT system
High resolution micro CT system

Specifications

  • High resolution helical-CT
  • 20-150kV
  • Up to 500uA beam current
  • 1um minimum voxel size
  • Samples diamter 2-100mm, limits depend on sample
  • Vertical travel = 100mm
  • Detector resolution = 3k x 3k

Large volume micro CT (ANU1)

This system has moderate-flux, moderate energy reflection X-ray source and 250mm travel vertical stage. This is ideally suited for larger volume samples (e.g. 10mm-50mm diameter and up to 150 mm long) and in-situ experiments.

Large volume micro CT x-ray source
Large volume micro CT system

Specifications

  • Large volume (long travel) helical-CT
  • 50-180kV
  • 2um minimum voxel size
  • Sample diameter >3mm, limits depend on sample
  • Vertical travel = 250mm
  • Detector resolution = 2.8k x 2.8k

Sub-micron CT scanner (ANU2)

This is cutting edge sub-micron with LaB6 filament X-ray source capable of resolving down to 250nm. Motion control system is based on Air-bearing technology to achieve greatest accuracy and stability.

Sample mounted on sub-micron CT
Sub-micron x-ray source

Specifications

  • Highest resolution helical-CT at ANU
  • 20-150kV
  • 333nm voxel size
  • Sample diameter <2mm
  • Vertical travel = 50mm
  • Detector resolution = 2k x 2k

Meso-CT

This system has high-flux, high energy reflection X-ray source and over 1000mm travel vertical stage. This is ideally suited for larger volume samples (e.g. 25mm-100mm diameter and up to 1000 mm long) and in-situ experiments.

Specifications

  • Under development in 2017
  • Large volume (long travel) helical-CT
  • 50-300kV
  • Up to 1000uA beam current
  • 6um minimum voxel size
  • Sample diameter >25mm
  • Vertical travel > 1000mm
  • Detector resolution = 3k x 3k

Updated:  4 April 2017/ Responsible Officer:  Director, RSPE/ Page Contact:  Webmaster, RSPE