Micro X-ray Computed Tomography (Micro-CT)
X-ray computed tomography (often referred to as Micro-CT due to its spatial resolution) is a non-contact, non-destructive 2D and 3D imaging technique used to capture morphology and topography at the micron scale of the exterior and interior of the sample.
Covalent uses a best-in-class benchtop Micro-CT instrument, the CT Lab HX130. Covalent’s tool is the only HX130 system available for service in North America outside of Rigaku Corporation.
- High spatial resolution of 2D images and subsequent 3D models
- Easily accesses interior structures and buried topographies in both industrial and biological samples
- Minimal to no sample preparation is required
- Nondestructive analysis
- Resolution depends on sample size, shape and composition
- Post-processing can take significantly longer than measurement times