Sub-Micron X-ray tomograph (XRM, XCT) Zeiss/ Xradia Versa 520
|Sub-Micron X-ray tomograph (XRM, XCT)
|Dresden Center for Nanoanalysis (DCN)
|Technische Universität Dresden (TUD)
|Barkhausenbau, Room S75B
The Versa 520 is a state-of-the-art sub-micron X-ray tomograph with an ultimate spatial resolution of 700nm. It non-destructively creates full 3D images of samples and their interiors.
The system features a 2kx2k CCD camera (binning 1,2,4,8) and employs a 2-stage magnification (geometric and optical) to achieve these resolutions. That makes the achievable resolution almost independent of sample size. It also allows for the imaging use propagation phase contrast (suitable for weakly absorbing samples).
The instrument possesses a polychromatic X-Ray source with adjustable energies in the range of 30keV to 160keV and up to 10W peak power and a motorized filter wheel to harden the beam.
With its unique operation modes such as High-Aspect-Ratio-Tomography and Variable-Exposure-Time as well as DualEnergyCT it is well suited for a variety of materials of various shapes and sizes.
The large working distance (up to 30cm) allows for the setup of in situ experiments and access ports for cables and hoses are already incorporated into the setup of the device.
The system can batch run multiple tomographies on the same sample and also uses scout-and-zoom to create high resolution tomographies of the certain regions of interest obtained from fast, low-resolution tomographies taken before. It can also employ tomography stitching for samples larger than the field of view.
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Options of instrument usage
- This instrument can be used as an stand-alone device and is available for independent use. Please note possible requirements for access.
- This instrument can be used with the support of a supervising assistant.
- This instrument is used within a service or research collaboration.
Points of Contact
X-Ray Safety training and instrument training and signing of user agreement. License required.
Please contact DCN staff for access. Booking in chunks of 1h.
Last updated at: 27 October 2023 at 08:32:56