High-resolution 3D X-ray Microscopy

A sharp 3D view of your sample

STX Labs High-resolution 3D X-ray Microscopy

High-resolution XRM

The desktop Bruker SKYSCAN 1272 is an innovative high-resolution 3D X-ray microscope based on micro computed tomography (micro-CT) technology, which can non-destructively visualize with more than 200 Megapixel (14450 x 14450 pixels) in every virtual slice through an object.

The ability to move both the sample and large-format CCD camera as close as possible to the source substantially increases the measured intensity. That is why SKYSCAN 1272 scans up to 5 times faster compared to conventional systems with fixed camera position.

The SKYSCAN 1272 offers automatic selection of parameters with Genius-Mode. Magnification, energy, filter, exposure time and background corrections can all be optimized automatically with a single click.

A 16-position sample changer is optionally available for unattended high throughput scanning.

SKYSCAN 1272 is complemented by 3D.SUITE. This comprehensive software suite covers GPU-accelerated reconstruction, 2D/ 3D morphological analysis, as well as surface and volume rendering visualization.

Genius Mode

The SKYSCAN 1272 offers automatic selection of parameters with Genius-Mode. Magnification, energy, filter, exposure time and background corrections can all be optimized automatically with a single click.

Furthermore, both the sample and large-format CCD camera can be positioned as close as possible to the source, which substantially increases the measured intensity. That is why SKYSCAN 1272 scans up to 5 times faster compared to conventional systems with fixed camera position.

STX Labs High-resolution 3D X-ray Microscopy
High-resolution 3D X-ray Microscopy

Sample changer

SKYSCAN 1272 can optionally be equipped with an external 16-position sample changer to increase throughput for QC and routine analysis. The sample changer accepts a variety of sample sizes, up to a diameter of 96 mm.

Samples can be easily replaced at any time without interrupting an ongoing scanning process. New samples are automatically detected, and LED‘s indicate the status for every scan: ready, scanning, done.

In-situ stages

The Bruker material testing stages are designed to perform compression experiments up to 4400 N and tensile experiments up to 440 N. All stages automatically communicate through the system’s rotation stage, without the need of any cable connections. Using the supplied software, scheduled scanning experiments can be set up.

Bruker's heating and cooling stages can reach temperatures of up to +80ºC, or 30ºC below ambient temperature. Just like the other stages, no extra connections are needed, and there is an automatic recognition of the stage. Using the heating & cooling stages, samples can be examined under non-ambient conditions, to evaluate the effect of temperature on the sample’s microstructure.

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