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X-Ray Tomography and Micro-Computer Tomography Facility Wageningen UR

Contact Details

Wageningen UR

Bornse Weilanden 9, 6708 WG Wageningen

Remco Hamoen


Hotel Description

X-ray tomography (XRT) or micro-computer tomography (μCT) is a technique to measure non-invasively and non-destructively the threedimensional (3D) structure of an object with a spatial resolution down to 1 μm and in a time scale of minutes. The scanner is equipped with two different X-ray sources which makes it suited for a broad range of applications, like e.g. food products, plants, seeds, fibres, wood, paper, rocks, soil, etc.
The XRT is suitable to measure the 3D structure with high spatial resolution of a broad range of product ranging from small (less than mm-sized) low dense materials to large high dense (up to 40 cm, 50 kg) materials within minutes. It is therefore suitable for an enormous broad range of applications.

Examples of application areas are:
• Solid and semi-solid foods like foams, emulsions, meat(replacers), cheese, bread, cereals, etc.
• Dynamical behaviour (stability in time) of above mentioned food systems
• Colloidal particles in foods like fibres, starch granules, emulsion droplets, etc.
• Root growth of plants in the soil
• Soil morphology and soil macro fauna
• Insects, fish, feathers, birds and other small animals
• Plants, seeds, fibres, wood, paper
• Rock morphology
• Composite materials
• 3D metrology

Technical details
• Unique dual X-ray tube configuration for high power μCT as well as high resolution nanoCT, equipped with internal cooling for long time stability
• 240 kV/320 W microfocus CT system suitable for high absorbing materials having a pixel size down to 3 μm
• 180 kV / 15 W nanofocus X-ray tube with a pixel size down to 1 μm
• Focus-object-distance from 5 mm to 600 mm
• Maximum 3D scanning field of view up to diameter 300mm x 400 mm
• Maximum sample weight of 50 kg
• Granite-based precision 4-axes manipulator for long-term stability
• 2D X-ray imaging possible
• 3D computed tomography possible

  • Agri & Food
  • Other
  • Modelling
  • Data analysis
  • Plants
  • Soils
  • Food

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Hotel Characteristics

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