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Université de Pau et des Pays de L’Adour (UPPA)


The University of Pau and Pays de l’Adour (UPPA) is a multidisciplinary university. UPPA is offering an ISO 9001-certified laboratory, supporting research in geosciences, material science and engineering.


MEX Centre for X-ray Imaging

The DMEX Centre for X-ray Imaging hosts three X-ray tomographs, enabling to cover a large panel of spatial resolutions (0.3–150µm) and sample sizes. While samples can be tested under ambient conditions, the centre has built up a unique competence in conducting in situ / in operando testing. 

Examples are the assessment of the impact of cyclic loading on the microstructure of battery electrodes, or the study of biofilm growth in reservoir rocks under representative pressure and temperature conditions. Besides the state-of-the-art X-ray tomographs, the facility provides the tools to cover optimally all steps, from sample preparation, up to data analysis and interpretation. Together, these instruments provide all necessities for 3D non-destructive morphological analysis at the micron-scale. DMEX also offers hands-on training courses on X-ray tomography. The training covers all aspects enabling to perform high-quality experiments safely and autonomously on the X-ray tomographs of the facility.


While X-ray scanners can be used to analyse virtually any material, DMEX has particular expertise in the characterisation of multi-phase flow inside (geo-)materials, and in multi-modal characterization studies (i.e. combining data from multiple measurement techniques).

Curious to learn more?

Interested in gaining access to the EXCITE2 facilities? Please enter your email address and be one of the first to be informed when we open the first EXCITE2 call for proposals. Other questions? Contact us here.

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