A new way to reveal previously invisible features of objects non-destructively and in 3D is realized in the world’s first commercially available phase-contrast desk-top microtomography scanner, the SkyScan-1294. On top of traditionally observed local object absorption, the system allows you to reveal local X-ray refraction and scattering in object features, far beyond reconstructed pixel sizes.
The new SkyScan1294 is based on the unique technology of phase-contrast imaging with polychromatic X-rays patented by the Paul Scherrer Institute at the Swiss Light Source (Zurich, Switzerland) and licensed to Bruker microCT for commercialization.
- Simultaneous extraction of absorption, differential phase and dark-field (scattering) images
- Three-grating X-ray interferometer with 30 keV design energy
- Microfocus 100 W X-ray source, 20-60 keV peak energy
- Five position filter changer for energy window selection
- 11 megapixel cooled CCD X-ray detector
- Compact, fully shielded desk-top instrument
- World’s fastest hierarchical InstaRecon® 3D reconstruction
- Touchscreen control for main functions
- Surface and volume rendering, export results to phones and tablets