3D X-ray computed tomography

Laboratory 3D X-ray computed tomography (XCT) is the most promising method for nondestructive and fully three dimensional characterizations of nanostructures. However due to conceptual limitations, commercial laboratory XCT devices are still an order of magnitude or more above the desired specifications in order to characterize 100 nm or smaller structures within a sufficient field of view.

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Limitations of conventional XCT

Currently industrial X-ray computed tomography (XCT) is just touching the nanometer scale and is still suffering several severe limitations. The main limitations of XCT currently avoiding the application on chemical and structural nano-scale characterization are found in the limited field of view, X-ray source, detector, XCT system itself and in the lack of a method for comprehensive chemical and structural analysis. 

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The project NanoXCT receives funding from the European Union Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement n° 280987.




NanoXCT newsletter #3

Our 3rd newsletter is now available.


NanoXCT success story

A success story on the NanoXCT project has been published on the EC's Horizon 2020 website, in the Projects stories section, titled "Peering into nano-objects – in 3D".


NanoXCT presented at AAAS 2015 in San Jose, CA, USA

 The NanoXCT project will be presented at the AAAS 2015 Annual Meeting about Innovations, Information and Imaging in San Jose, CA, USA.

The project coordinator will present NanoXCT within the session "I see, therefore I can" on Friday, 13 February 2015 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM in Room 230C of the San Jose Convention Center.

Please find detailed information about the session under: AAAS 2015 Session 9113