The main objective of the NanoXCT project is the design, development and implementation of a compact X-ray computed tomography system for nondestructive chemical and structural characterization of nano-materials and components. The targeted system will avoid expensive X-ray optical elements and not rely on a synchrotron source, which would both extend the costs and would constrain the application areas of the aimed at NanoXCT device. 

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Nano scale material analytics

All the tremendous achievements in miniaturization from micro to nano-scale would not have been possible without the material analytics in behind. Material analytics for nano-scale characterization currently covers destructive methods, surface inspection methods, or 2D methods. However, yet it is not possible to get a comprehensive representation of a specimen including internal and external 3D-structure analysis as well as a chemical analysis without destroying the sample. 

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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