General information




Key instrumentation
The RIGAKU Nano3DX is a X-ray microscope to measure large samples at high resolution.

The RIGAKU Nano3DX is a submicron resolution computed tomography scanner useful for structural characterization, including 3D reconstruction with high resolution of inorganic, organic, and biological materials.

Technical description
"Specifications: - 1 kW continuous rotating anode X-ray generator, complete with integral X-ray protection hood, with: - Dual anode: Cr/Mo or any other combination that provides high versatility of analysis - Max. source spot diameter 80 microns to minimize source drift - Detector type: high resolution sCMOS (0.325 to 7micron/pixel resolution), with 2048x2048 pixels, pixel size 6.5x6.5 microns, 16-bit A/D converter and standard 0.325 to 2.6 μm lens, 0.66 mm × 0.66 mm FOV - Changing pixel size from 325nm to 5200nm by replacing the lens - Two interchangeable lenses: 1. Max. FOV 10.64 mm × 10.64 mm - Minimum pixel size 5200nm 2. Max. FOV 2.66 mm × 2.66 mm - Minimum pixel size 1300 nm - Maximum spatial resolution achievable on a 2D graph below 500 nm - Near-parallel beam geometry instead of conical beam geometry enlargement for projection reduction - Maximum sample size: 20mm diameter x 40mm height - Automatic sample holder (Automatic sample holder) - Temperature control system and mechanical compression of sample during acquisition (temperature range RT-200°C, pressure range 1-200N maximum sample size Ø 10mm x 2mm"
Research areas and applications

The RIGAKU Nano3DX is a submicron resolution computed tomography scanner useful for the structural characterization, including3D reconstruction with high resolution, of inorganic, organic and biological materials.

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Experimental team

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