Multiscale x-ray nanoCT - SkyScan 2211

Detector panel and sample stage for Skyscan 2211 nanotomogram

The new MULTISCALE x-ray nanotomograph SKYSCAN 2211 covers the widest range of object sizes and spatial resolutions in one single instrument. It opens unique possibilities for even more detailed look into the 3D structure of biological tissues and tissue-material interfaces. The resolution can go down to about 100 µm for very small samples. As a multiscale CT, it can also perform scans in objects as large as >200 mm in diameter.

The system contains "open type" [pumped] X-ray source (20 - 190 kV) with submicron spot size and two X-ray detectors: 6 Mp flat-panel for large objects and 11 Mp cooled CCD for scanning with highest resolution. Automatically variable acquisition geometry and phase-contrast enhancement allow obtaining best possible quality in relatively short scanning time.

For reconstruction, it counts with the world’s fastest hierarchical 3D reconstruction software, which speeds-up reconstruction of object’s internal microstructure 10-100 times compared to traditionally used algorithms or GPU-accelerated reconstruction.

Tags: nanoCT, x-ray tomography, 3D imaging
Published Jan. 10, 2018 6:24 PM - Last modified Jan. 23, 2018 3:15 PM