Using powerful imaging capabilities of x-ray tomography we are able to image and analyse a variety of samples, including bones, fossils, soft tissues, insects, synthetic materials and more.

We currently use a Skyscan 1172 MicroCT system that generates 3D models of samples, allowing for non-destructive imaging of internal microstructures.

System Specification

X-ray Source: 20-100kV, 10W, <5µm spot size or 20-80kV, 8W, <8µm spot

X-ray detector: 10 Megapixel (4000 x 2300) 12-bit cooled CCD with fibre optic coupling to scintillator

Maximum object: 27mm in diameter(single scan) or 50mm in diameter (offset scan) size

Detail detectability: 0.6µm at highest resolution

The system is available for hire to academic and non-academic external parties and full training and support is provided.

Contact

For details about hiring or further information please contact Mark Hopkinson, CBS, RVC, Royal College Street, London, NW1 0TU.
Tel: 020 7468 5036
Email: mhopkinson@rvc.ac.uk  

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