SkyScan2011 x-ray nanotomograph

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World's first X-ray nanotomograph
  - compact laboratory system,
  - detail detectability down to 200nm,
  - integrated anti-vibration platform,
  - no x-ray optics: all parts of object always in focus,
  - single computer or cluster 3D reconstruction,
  - software for 2D/3D image analysis, and realistic visualization.

The SkyScan 2011 is a revolutionary laboratory nano-CT scanner with spatial resolution in the range of hundreds of nanometers. This spatial resolution in volume terms is equal to or better than that of synchrotron tomography. For the first time true sub-micron tomographic imaging is available in a laboratory instrument. The 2011 nano-CT employs an open-type x-ray source with a LaB6 cathode which achieves the unprecedented focal spot size of <400nm. At this small spot size, small-angle scattering enhances object details down to 150-200nm. A sophisticated object manipulator allows object positioning and rotation with an accuracy of better than 100nm. The x-ray detector is based on an intensified CCD with single photon sensitivity. The object is scanned under normal environmental conditions, without any coating, vacuum treatment or other preparation.The full range of SkyScan software is supplied, including fast volumetric reconstruction, software for 2D / 3D quantitative analysis and for realistic 3D visualization.

Click here to see typical results of low-contrast spatial resolution test

Application examples:

Available software updates:
Control software ver.2.5 for SkyScan-2011


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X-ray source .................. open (pumped) type 20-80kV, LaB6 filament, W target

  X-ray detector ................ intensified 1280x1024 pixels, 12bit CCD with FireWire output  
  Positioning accuracy .... <100nm for rotation during scanning, <200nm overall stability  
  Spatial resolution .......... <150nm pixel size (isotropic), 400nm low-contrast (10%MTF)  
  Object size ..................... 0.2-1mm for max. resolution, 11mm max.diameter (9Ám pixels)  
  Typical scanning time ....15-90min for entire object volume (1280x1280x900 pixels )  
  Radiation safety ..............<1ÁSv / h at any point on the instrument surface  
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 1178 fast
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software updates
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