The University of Southampton
µ-VIS: Multidisciplinary, Multiscale, Microtomographic Volume Imaging

µ-VIS X-Ray Imaging Centre

Academic & industrial consultancy services

The University of Southampton µ-VIS X-Ray imaging centre provides both academic and industrial consultancy services.

The centre is run by experienced beam-line scientists and is backed by over 40 academic staff from across the University, covering a wide range of expertise. 


Please note that for both academic and industrial consultancy services charges apply (Commercial and Research Council FEC rates are listed here)

In the interest of stimulating and supporting novel and exploratory projects, we also offer annual licences to Southampton-based researchers only. Please consult the Wiki (internal access only) for further particulars. 

Proposal writers in particular are strongly advised to contact the Centre to establish reasonable beamtime requirements for specific experiments.

Core times

The centre is open to visitors Monday to Friday 10:00 -16:00.

Applying for access

Internal or external academic researchers: please fill out a “Scan request form” to submit an initial proposal, request or inquire.

Industrial customers: please contact us for information regarding commercial access to the Centre and/or to discuss potential projects and costing.

Part III/MSc students: If you are an undergraduate or MSc student and require use of either the image analysis suite or the benchtop CT scanner please fill out a “Scan request form: Part III/MSc only“.

Scan request formScan request form: Part III/MSc only

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