University of Manchester

FEI Heliscan

FEI Helican

Figure 1: FEI Helican

Key features:

  • Available to users from summer 2016
  • Resolution capability from 0.17mm for specimen areas with a diameter of less than 0.2 mm and up to 240mm
  • Helical scanning and reconstruction capability for removal of cone beam artefacts, better signal to noise ratio and faster scanning of long specimens requiring multiple scans
  • 20-160 kV (8W) X-ray source
  • Sample manipulator stage with a 7 kg load capacity and stage displacement of X:100 mm, Y: 400 mm and a 360 degree continuous rotation capability
  • An amorphous silicon 16 bit 3072 x 3072 pixel detector