College of Science and Engineering

Micro CT scanning

Basically a smaller version of a human CT scanner.

The Nikon Metrology XT H 225 uses X-rays to cross section a 3-dimentional object (max 25 cm x 33 cm) to create a virtual model using state of the art software without destroying the original sample.

It has uses in a wide range of areas for:

  • failure analysis
  • quality control 
  • materials research.  

It can magnify the object up to 160 x (400 x using the software) and can ‘see’ structures down to 1 micron in size.

It has a wide range of applications in:

  • biomedical research
  • electronics
  • micro devices
  • composite materials
  • polymers, construction
  • geological samples (including microfossils) 
  • space research

For further information on access to any of the instruments please contact:

Professor Sarah Gabbott - Director of the Advanced Microscopy Centre 
Department of Engineering University of Leicester 
Leicester, LE1 7RH 
Tel: +44(0)116 252 3636

For industry enquiries please contact:

Mr Vinay Patel - Advanced Microscopy Centre Manager 
Department of Engineering 
Tel: +44(0)116 229 7330

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