Ghent University (UGent)
Ghent University hosts the Expertise Centre for X-ray Tomography (UGCT). UGCT is operated by a multi-disciplinary team and is currently an interfaculty collaboration between three research groups: the Radiation Physics group, the Pore-Scale Processes in Geomaterials Research group (PProGRess) and the Laboratory for Wood Technology.
The five systems available include: 1) Hector: the most versatile of the systems, and therefore also the most frequently used system. It consists of a 240 kV X-ray tube and a large flat-panel detector. The sample stage can hold samples of up to 80 kg. The highest achievable resolution is approximately 3 μm; 2) EMCT: the environmental micro-CT system is a unique gantry-based system developed for fast and in-situ CT scanning. It allows for many add-on modules without a limitation on wires and tubes. The system has a maximum spatial resolution of 4 μm and a best temporal resolution of 12 seconds/scan; 3) Medusa: this high-resolution scanner combines a high-resolution photonic science detector with a flat-panel Varian detector, allowing both low-density and high-density object imaging.
The X-ray tube allows for a resolution of approximately 0.9 μm; 4) Herakles: a combined micro-CT and micro-XRF system. One high-resolution CT stage is complemented with two micro- XRF stages, with a sub-micron accuracy over the complete setup allowing image correlation; 5) NanoWood: a versatile multi-resolution tomography scanner, equipped with two separate X-ray tubes and two different X-ray detectors to allow optimal scanning conditions.
UGCT has expertise in providing services related to the following types of experiments and their (4D) analysis:
Prof. Dr. Veerle Cnudde (main contact within EXCITE)
Prof. Dr. Luc van Hoorebeke (main contact UGCT)
Arjen Mascini (Industrial contact point)
Dr. Jeroen van Stappen (X-ray specialist)
Asim Siddique (X-ray specialist)
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