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The new MULTISCALE X-ray nanotomograph SKYSCAN 2214 covers the widest range of object sizes and spatial resolutions in a 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 the internal microstructure of objects as large as >300mm in diameter as well as submicron resolution for small samples.
The system contains an "open type" transmission X-ray source with <0.5 microns spot size and a diamond window. It can be equipped with up to four X-ray detectors for maximum flexibility: 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. Automatic variable acquisition geometry and phase-contrast enhancement allows best possible quality in relatively short scanning time.
SKYSCAN 2214 is complemented by 3D.SUITE. This comprehensive software suite covers GPU-accelerated reconstruction, 2D/ 3D morphological analysis, as well as surface and volume rendering visualization.
The SKYSCAN 2214 uses a latest generation open-type X-ray source. The source offers true spatial resolution below 500 nm, an X-ray energy up to 160 keV and source power up to 16 W. The source is practically maintenance-free with an extremely easy pre-aligned filament replacement procedure.
The SKYSCAN 2214 has an open-type (pumped) nanofocus
X-ray source with diamond window. It produces an X-ray beam with peak
energy from 20 kV to 160 keV and is supplied with two types of cathodes.
The tungsten (W) cathodes operate in the full range of accelerating
voltages up to 160 kV and provide a spot size down to 800 nm. The
lanthanum hexaboride (LaB6) cathodes can be used for accelerating
voltages from 20 kV to 100 kV and provide a spot size of the X-ray beam
smaller than 500 nm to achieve the highest resolution in imaging and 3D
reconstruction. The JIMA resolution pattern indicates that 500 nm
structures can be easily resolved.
For long-term stability of the focal spot size and position of the emission point, the X-ray source is equipped with a liquid cooling system which contains a re-circulator providing precise temperature stability of the cooling fluid.
The SKYSCAN 2214 can be equipped with up to four X-ray cameras for
ultimate flexibility: three CCD cameras with different resolution and
field of view and one large-area flat panel detector. All cameras can be
selected with a single mouse click. The different CCD cameras can be
retro-fitted at any point of time during the system’s lifetime.
All three CCDs can take images in the central beam position and in two offset positions to double the field of view. The images in the two offset positions are automatically stitched together with compensation of the shifts and possible intensity differences.
detectors with small pixel size allows extension of high-resolution
imaging and 3D reconstruction to large objects. The built-in detector
flexibility enables adjusting the field of view and spatial resolution
according to the object size and density. An advanced reconstruction
from a volume of interest provides scanning of a selected part of a
large object with high resolution without compromising image quality.
Additionally, the field of view can be increased horizontally and vertically by using offset camera positions and vertical object movement.
The high-precision object stage of the SKYSCAN 2214 supports objects up to 300 mm diameter and 20 kg in weight. The air-bearing rotation motor allows precise rotation of objects at very high accuracy, and the integrated micro-positioning stage guarantees a perfect sample alignment.
The SKYSCAN 2214 has a large and easily accessible sample chamber to allow scanning of big objects as well as mounting of optional stages. On top plenty of space is available for peripheral equipment.
The Bruker material testing stages are designed to perform compression experiments up to 4400 N and tensile experiments up to 440 N. All stages automatically communicate through the system’s rotation stage, without the need of any cable connections. Using the supplied software, scheduled scanning experiments can be set up.
Bruker's heating & cooling stages can reach temperatures of up to +80 °C or 30 °C below ambient temperature. Just like the other stages, no extra connections are needed, and there is an automatic recognition of the stage. Using the heating & cooling stages, samples can be examined under non-ambient conditions, to evaluate the effect of temperature on the sample’s microstructure.
The SKYSCAN 2214 is fully compatible with stages from DEBEN. With the included adapter, the DEBEN stage can be simply placed onto the rotation stage of the SKYSCAN 2214.
Push-button Detector Change
Micro-Positioning Sample Stage
Additive manufacturing, also commonly called 3D printing, allows the creation of components with complex external and internal structure. Unlike classic techniques which require special molding or tooling, additive manufacturing allows the economical production of both one piece prototypes and large batch production parts. Once completed, confirmation of both the internal and exterior structure is important in ensuring that the component will perform as intended. XRM allows this inspection in a non-destructive manner, giving confidence that a component will meet or exceed specifications.
By combining materials into a composite the resulting component can have increased strength while significantly decreasing weight. Further optimization comes from ensuring the orientation of the subcomponents are optimized. One of the classic components used are fibers ranging from steel rebar in concrete to carbon nanotubes in aviation materials. XRM allows inspection of fibers and composites without the need for cross sectioning, ensuring the condition of the sample is not affected by sample preperation.
The study of geological specimens, whether it is a core sample from deep below the surface or a rock laying on the ground, offers a wealth of information into the formation of the world around us. Analysis often requires destruction of the pristine sample, removing important provenance of the internal structures. XRM gives a view into the sample without sectioning, allowing faster time to result and the possibility of future analysis.
16 W max.
User exchangeable filament
Optimize for max power (W) or max resolution (LaB6)
Rotatable diamond window for maximum lifetime
6 Mp active pixel flat-panel
11 Mp large format cooled CCD
11 Mp mid format cooled CCD
8 Mp hi-res cooled CCD
Variety of pixel and detector sizes allow balance between detector resolution, coverage and counting statistics
Available with 1, 2, 3 or 4 detectors
Field upgradable to add detectors
Up to 8000 x 8000 x 2300 pixels after a single scan
User selectable image size allows balance of dataset size and needed resolution
Software allows downsizing after data collection
60 nm smallest pixel size <500 nm low-contrast resolution (10% MTF)
Simple graphics control for optimizing experiment resolution based on selected detector, sample and detector distance
Adjustable source focus size to balance maximum power and resolution
<50 nm for rotation Anti-vibration granite platform with pneumatic leveling
Air bearing sample stage provides smooth rotation
Simple chuck style mounting of sample posts
Mechanical and electrical interface for advanced materials research stages
Maximum Object Size
300 mm in diameter (140 mm scanning size)
400 mm in length
Maximum object weight 20 kg
Both the power and room to scan large samples
Precise positioning of small samples near the source to maximize magnification
|Dimensions||W 1800 mm x D 950 mm x H 1680 mm Weight: 1500 kg||
Efficiently designed to optimize use of lab space
Source maintenance access via interlocked large sliding door
Bruker XRM solutions include all software needed to collect and analyze data. An intuitive graphical user interface with user guided parameter optimization support both expert and novice users. By using the latest GPU powered algorithms, reconstruction time is substantially reduced. CTVOX, CTAN and CTVOL combine to forma powerful suite of software for both qualitative and quantitative analysis of models.
SKYSCAN 2214 – Instrument control, measurement planning and collection
NRECON – Transforms the 2D projection images into 3D volumes
DATAVIEWER – Slice-by-slice inspection of 3D volumes and 2D/3D image registration
CTVOX – Realistic visualization by volume rendering
CTAN – 2D/3D image analysis & processing
CTVOL – Visualization of surface models to export for CAD or 3D printing
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