- Published: Tuesday, 22 December 2015 09:56
The High Flux Nikon XTEK bay has been specifically designed for time lapse X-ray Computed Tomography (Figure 1). To facilitate high speed XCT scans the system is fitted with high flux X-ray targets; a prototype 2 micron optimal spot size transmission rotating target capable of emitting 60W and a 10 micron optimal spot size reflection rotating target with the capable of emitting 450W. In addition the system is outfitted with high speed cabling, and both acquisition and reconstruction instruments are outfitted with solid state drives for increased bandwidth. The bespoke walk in bay allows the use of large in-situ rigs to be fitted for a range of time lapse studies involving compression (Figure 2), tension, torsion, fatigue, fluid flow or heating of specimens. It also allows the analysis of large specimens ranging in size from a few millimetres up to 202 millimetres in cross-section.
MXIF welcomes collaborations on research projects with other institutions. If you would like to discuss using MXIF equipment for your research please contact Dr Tristan Lowe.Further details