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Bruker - X-ray Micro-CT - SKYSCAN 2214

The SKYSCAN 2214 is the latest nanotomograph by Bruker, the pioneer of microCT technology. The SKYSCAN 2214 offers X-ray microscopy at extreme resolutions with an unparalleled user experience. The latest technologies in each of the components make this the most complete and versatile system on the market today.

The new Multiscale X-ray nanotomograph SKYSCAN 2214 covers the widest range of object sizes and spatial resolutions in one single instrument. It opens unique possibilities for 3D imaging and exact modeling of geological materials in oil and gas exploration, composite materials, Li batteries, fuel cells, electronic assemblies, as well as ex-vivo preclinical applications like in lung imaging or tumour vascularization.

The instrument allows scanning and 3D non-destructive reconstruction of internal microstructure of objects as large as >300mm in diameter as well submicron resolution for small samples. The world’s fastest hierarchical 3D reconstruction software speeds-up imaging object’s internal microstructure 10-100 times compare to traditionally used algorithms or GPU-accelerated reconstruction.

The system contains "open type" [pumped] X-Ray source with <0.5 microns spot size and diamond window. It can be equipped with one to four X-Ray detectors: flat-panel for large objects, 11Mp cooled CCD with wide field of view, 11Mp cooled CCD with medium field of view, 8Mp cooled CCD for highest spatial resolution. Automatically variable acquisition geometry and phase-contrast enhancement allow obtaining best possible quality in relatively short scanning time.

The full range of Bruker-microCT software is supplied, including fast volumetric reconstruction, software for 2D/3D quantitative analysis and for realistic 3D visualization. Supplied software also includes volume rendering and easy creation of realistic movies with possibility for virtual flight around and inside the reconstructed object's microstructure. Reconstruction results can be sent to iPad, iPhone or Android devices. Special software for mobile platforms performs volume rendering and virtual cut of objects with touch screen gesture controls.

Technical specifications

X-ray source Open (pumped) type with diamond window 20-160 kV, 13 W max.
X-ray detector(s) 6 Mp active pixel flat-panel
11 Mp large format cooled CCD
11 Mp mid format cooled CCD
8 Mp hi-res cooled CCD
Image formats Up to 8000 x 8000 x 2300 pixels after a single scan
Spatial resolution 60 nm smallest pixel size, <500 nm low-contrast resolution (10% MTF)
Positioning accuracy <50 nm for rotation, anti-vibration granite platform with pneumatic leveling
Maximum object size 300 mm in diameter (140 mm scanning size), 400 mm in length, maximum object
Weight 25 kg
Radiation safety <1 μSv/h at any place of the instrument surface

Key features

  • Multipurpose system for samples up to 300 mm in size and resolution down to
  • 60 nm pixel size.
  • Unique X-ray source with <500 nm spot size.
  • Innovative modular design with up to 4 different, field-upgradeable detectors for
  • ultimate flexibility.
  • World’s fastest 3D reconstruction (InstaRecon®).
  • Exact reconstruction algorithm for helical scanning.
  • Almost maintenance-free system, reducing downtime and cost of ownership.

Multiscale X-ray Nanotomograph SKYSCAN 2214

SKYSCAN 2214 animation

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