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Micro-CT of a Firework Fountain

Micro-CT of a Firework Fountain Using the Bruker SkyScan 1173 Micro-CT for Particle Size Analysis Summer fireworks displays are actually made up of systems of burning particles flying through the nighttime sky. In most firework fountains — the devices that send showers of sparks high in the air — there is a …

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Micro-CT Applications for Modern and Fossil Dental Analysis

Use of Micro-Computed Tomography for Dental Studies in Modern and Fossil Odontocetes: Potential Applications and Limitations Teeth are useful in studies of both fossil and living animals but, prior to the use of micro-CT, methods of studying teeth involved destructive sectioning techniques. With the nondestructive and non-invasive use of micro-CT, dental researchers …

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Micro-CT Imaging of Shark Teeth Using the Bruker SkyScan 1173

Comparative Biology: Using Micro-CT to Examine Shark Teeth In honor of SharkWeek, we used the power of micro-CT to compare and contrast a modern day shark tooth and a fossilized megalodon tooth. Teeth are important in both modern and fossil studies of sharks and other fish, providing information such as feeding habits, …

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Micro-CT Applications for Analysis of Medical Devices

Micro-computed tomography for the quantification of blocked fibers in hemodialyzers Micro-CT scanning is used to quantify coagulation in fibers of hemodialyzers for an accurate assessment of the thrombogenicity of dialyzers used during hemodialysis. The protocol allowed imaging at a resolution of 25 µm, making it possible to count the open, non-coagulated fibers in …

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Micro-CT of Aseptic Packaging Closure Using the Bruker SkyScan 1173

Product Development: Using Micro-CT to Examine Aseptic Packaging Aseptic packaging allows food and pharmaceutical products to be stored without refrigeration for six months or more while optimizing food quality and nutrition. This improved stability offers many benefits such as simpler shipping and storage, convenience to the consumer, and reduction in food waste. …

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Micro-CT Applications for Analysis of Adhesive Bonds in Wood

MICRO-CT NEWS, ARTICLES, AND INFORMATION April 2018: Micro-CT Applications for Analysis of Adhesive Bonds in Wood Micro X-ray computed tomography study of adhesive bonds in wood Micro-CT was used in this study to investigate whether adhesive penetration influences stress transfer from one substrate to the next. The researchers developed a numerical model …

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Micro-CT Applications for Analysis of Geomaterials

X-ray microtomography for the identification of microstructural properties of shale This use of X-ray micro-CT combined with nanoindentation tests is proposed for the qualitative and quantitative characterization of Shale, a fine-grained sedimentary rock composed of highly compacted clay particles, nanometric porosity, and silt-sized particles of other minerals. With a series of samples, …

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Micro-CT of Paving Materials Using the Bruker SkyScan 1173

Using micro-CT to Examine Material Structural Properties Through the assessment and modeling of construction materials, researchers can derive detailed structural predictions of material performance over time1. Micro-CT provides a tool for civil engineers to non-destructively examine structure and generate a detailed map of the internal features suitable for use in finite element …

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micro-CT in entomology

Micro-CT Applications in Entomology

MICRO-CT NEWS, ARTICLES, AND INFORMATION February 2018: Micro-CT Applications in Entomology The following articles illustrate benefits in using micro-CT for studying ant taxonomy and biodiversity, as well as for morphological documentation. Also included is an article on using micro-Ct for scanning live insects. More X-Ray microtomography for ant taxonomy This in-depth exploration …

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Introducing Seth Hogg, Ph.D., Micro Photonics’ new Laboratory Manager

We wish to welcome Seth Hogg, Ph.D., to his new position as Laboratory Manager. Seth has a unique background that makes him an excellent fit for this position, where he will be broadly responsible for managing our in-house micro-CT imaging lab services. In addition to managing our day-to-day micro-CT scanning services, Seth …

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