Micro-CT imaging services are offered using a Skyscan 1172 (Bruker, Belgium) microtomograph, which is a non-destructive imaging technique, based on X-Rays.
This service allows the creation of high-resolution three-dimensional data and includes specimen preparation, scanning, reconstruction, 3D volume rendering and 3D analysis.
The scanner uses a tungsten X-ray source with an anode voltage ranging from 20 to 100 kV, 11 MP CCD camera (4000 × 2672 pixel) and a maximal resolution of 0.8 μm/pixel. The maximum object size that can be scanned is 50mm in diameter. The scanning duration depends on the sample size and the selected scanning parameters (resolution, averaging frames, etc.).