4D Imaging Lab


    Infrastructure Details


    4D Imaging Lab


    The 4D imaging lab is a facility for 3D and 4D imaging of internal structures of bulk materials and objects. The facility is centred around a high resolution laboratory 3D x-ray microscope (Zeiss XRM520). Resolutions of down to <700 nm are possible in 3D and fields of view up to about 8 cm are possible. The rotation stage can accommodate samples and sample environments up to 15 kg weight. Equipment for insitu experiments is available, including for mechanical loading, temperature and humidity control, electrochemical testing. Software for 3D reconstruction, visualization and data quantification are available. A recent addition is a diffraction contrast tomography (DCT) capability to look at polycrystalline structures.

    Services provided

    The 4D Imaging lab provides 3D imaging by x-ray tomography plus in-situ experiments for 4D Imaging. Support for data analysis will son be provided through a collaboration with LUNARC.

    Management of the infrastructure

    No management board at present. Booking, operation and management of the facility through S. Hall.

    Type of infrastructure

    • Equipment


    • tomography
    • x-ray
    • 3d imaging
    • 4d imaging