Custom X-ray Phase Contrast Scanner

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This is a custom-built phase-contrast tomography scanner capable of multi-contrast tomography (absorption, phase and dark-field). It features a field of view of approximately 3 cm x 5 cm and can operate at 10 – 100 micron spatial resolution. Scanning times range from minutes (lower resolution) to hours (higher resolution). It best suits soft tissue specimens and light-element materials such as plastics and carbon-fibre-based composites.


Key Features

• Mo 50 kVp
• 3 cm (H) x 5 cm (W FOV)
• Multi-contrast: absorption, phase and dark-field
• Spatial resolution: 10-100 µm
• Scan time: minutes to hours, depending on resolution and choice of multi-contrast
• Maximum sample weight: 3 kg