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µ-VIS: Multidisciplinary, Multiscale, Microtomographic Volume Imaging

Custom 450/225 kVp Hutch

- A “Swiss army” knife CT system -

The inside of the Hutch
The inside of the Hutch

The custom 450kVp / 225kVp Hutch is a walk-in bay designed for versatility. It’s equipped with two micro-focus X-Ray sources (450 kVp & 225 kVp), and two X-Ray detectors (a 2000x2000 pixels Flat Panel detector and a 2048 pixels Curved Linear Detector Array, CLDA) allowing operator to combine hardware and optimise system’s performance to best suit the sample and imaging requirements. The system can be used to analyse specimens whose dimensions range from a few millimetres in cross-section up to 1 x 1 x 1.5 m. The heavy-duty rotation stage is capable of supporting specimens up to 100 kg. The 225 kVp source has a range of anodes offering different combinations of spot size and flux characteristics, giving further potential to optimise scan settings. A labyrinth at the rear of the system allows routing of cables and pipes that can control and feed in-situ rigs for time-resolved (4D) µ-CT experiments.

In a nutshell:

‣ 20 - 225 kVp and 100-450 kVp X-Ray sources
‣ resolutions: ~3µm at low kV, 50µm at 450kV 
‣ FP and CLDA detectors 
‣ panel shift system 
‣ up to 1x1x1.5 m imaging volume 
‣ 100 kg rating 
‣ temperature controlled 
‣ large user labyrinth

450kVp / 225kVp Hutch
450kVp / 225kVp Hutch
range of anodes
range of anodes

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