University of Manchester

Zeiss 400 Versa Bay

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Figure 1: Zeiss Xradia Versa 400 XCT system viewed from outside

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Figure 2: Zeiss Xradia Versa 400 XCT system viewed from within the enclosure

The Zeiss Xradia Versa 400 XCT system (The Micro Bay) is housed within its own custom-built walk-in radiation bay designed specifically for the application of in-situ rigs (Figures 1 & 2). The system is a high resolution X-ray Computer Tomography (XCT) instrument, that bridges the gap in resolution between the traditional lower resolution (~100 to 5 μm) geometric magnification systems and the high resolution (~20 nm to 200 nm) X-ray optical systems. The Zeiss Xradia Versa 400 XCT system utilizes a combination of geometric and optical magnification to achieve high resolution images.

Key features:

  • High precision specimen stage capable of supporting 20kg.
  • 40 to 150kV energy range with a power capability of 10W.
  • Resolution capability of 0.3 to 6.0 microns using lenses that combine both geometric and optical magnification.
  • In-line phase contrast capability for imaging low X-ray absorbing specimens.
  • Labyrinths are available for the external control and monitoring of user-installed equipment.
  • GPU reconstruction for XCT data.
  • 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. 

    For industrial collaborations please contact Dr James Carr. 

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