4D Imaging Lab -

4D Imaging Lab


Research areas and keywords

Type of infrastructure

  • Equipment

Degree of recognition

  • International


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


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.

Available for loan

Available for loan - internal and external

Terms of access:

Users contact the facility manager to book time. Usually a first test scan can be run to check feasibility and timing before going further. Unsupervised access is only possible after appropriate training, which includes radiation safety training with the LU radiation safety officer and local training on safety and correct use.

Recent research outputs

Pär Johansson, Sargon Barkarmo, Mohammed Hawthan, Niccolò Peruzzi, Per Kjellin & Ann Wennerberg, 2018 May 1, In : Journal of Biomedical Materials Research - Part A. 106, 5, p. 1440-1447 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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