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µ-VIS: Multidisciplinary, Multiscale, Microtomographic Volume Imaging

µ-VIS X-Ray Imaging Centre

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The µ-VIS X-Ray Imaging Centre is University of Southampton's dedicated centre for microfocus Computed Tomography (µCT) and founding partner of the National Research Facility for lab-based X-ray CT (NXCT). The centre combines state-of-the-art equipment and 25 years of experience, plus the expertise of over 40 academic staff from across the university. µ-VIS constitutes a strategic multimillion pound investment (>£5M) in high resolution X-ray tomographic imaging, offering a unique user experience for advanced 3D imaging. We specifically aim to provide a holistic approach to advanced 3D (volume) imaging, supporting all steps from hypothesis formation and experimental design, through to verified, publishable conclusions.

National X-ray Computed Tomography partner


state-of-the-art X-ray tomographic imaging facilities for industry and academia

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NXCT is the UK’s National Research Facility for lab-based X-ray Computed Tomography.

Funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), our mission is to provide access and expert support for both academia and industry, embracing both first-time users and more experienced researchers to run cutting-edge 3D and 3D time-lapse imaging experiments.

Launched in November 2020, NXCT is investing in new CT scanning capability to build on existing facilities and expertise – from the Universities of Manchester, Southampton, Warwick, University College London (UCL), and Diamond Light Source – to deliver unparalleled 3D imaging capability for the UK.

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NXCT Homepage  |  Our contribution  |  Details of the EPSRC Grant



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