Micro-CT for Geology Research

BRUKER SKYSCAN X-ray computed tomographs are an essential tool for exploring the fine microstructure of geological samples nondestructively. Capture images from larger samples suitable for in situ testing or scale down with the SkyScan 2214 Nano-CT for submicron resolution to 

  • Distinguish different phases with high contrast
  • Identify faults and defects for oil and gas exploration research
  • 3D nondestructive testing in situ testing with materials testing stages
  • Quantitative analysis for porosity, pore size distribution, and grain size
Sandstone

Nondestructive imaging of sandstone

The SkyScan tomographs provide excellent contrast, allowing different mineral phases to be identified and quantified.  

Grain size analysis

Grain size analysis

The latest CT ANALYZER (CTAN) quantitative software program can segment and calculate grain size and grain size distribution. All of these parameters can be calculated and visualized with Bruker micro-CT’s inhouse-developed software tools.

Sediment analysis

Sediment analysis

The SkyScan visualization programs DATAVIEWER and CTVOX create beautifully rendered images and movies of samples, allow for complete data manipulation, and side-by-side comparison in 3D space.  

Mechanical testing in-situ

Mechanical testing in-situ

Using in-situ compression, tensile and temperature stages, mechanical experiments can be performed inside the scanner. This way, the correlation between a sample’s structure and mechanical properties can be investigated in high detail simultaneously. Bruker micro-CT offers mechanical testing stages up to 4.4 kN and in-situ temperature control from -40 °C below ambient up to +85 °C.

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Micro-CT Imaging of Samples Under Mechanical Load

Figure 1: 3D Printed Support Structures After Mechanical Load Testing  As an accessory to the SkyScan instrumentation suite, Bruker offers several interesting accessories that can further support your research goals.

Micro-CT Applications for Concrete Analysis

X-ray computed tomography characterisation of concrete ABSTRACT This video and related article demonstrate the effectiveness of the use of micro-CT for the characterization of microstructure

X-ray Microscopic Inspection of Concrete

Figure 1: Clipped 3D Volumetric rendering of concrete sample While the words concrete and cement are often used interchangeably in everyday conversation, concrete is actually

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