The Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden – Rossendorf e.V. (HZDR) is dealing with application-oriented fundamental research, focused on three major research fields: matter, energy, and health. The centre consists of eight institutes, of which the Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology (HIF), an institute established in partnership with the resource university TU Bergakademie Freiberg, is participating in EXCITE.
We grant access to our CT scanner equipped with the spectral detector and provide support for experiment planning, data analysis and interpretation. Workstations with specialized reconstruction and image analysis software are available. A fully equipped sample preparation laboratory operated by specialized staff who have accumulated experience in standardizing sample preparation is also in place.
Details about the Sp-CT: Godinho, Jose R. A.; Westaway-Heaven, G.; Boone, M. A.; Renno, A. D. Spectral Tomography for 3D Element Detection and Mineral Analysis, Minerals, 11, 2021 DOI: 10.3390/min11060598 (https://www.mdpi.com/2075-163X/11/6/598); https://www.hzdr.de/db/Cms?pNid=646.
Additionally, access to the 2D chemical imaging instruments and sample preparation facilities will be facilitated for correlative 2D/3D microscopy projects.
Jose R. Godinho
Joachim Krause – Microprobe
Axel Renno – Ion Probe
Kai Bachmann – MLA/chemscan
Roland Wurkert – Sample prep
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