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University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

The University of Edinburgh School of GeoSciences, is a school within the College of Science and Engineering, which was formed in 2002 by the merger of four departments. The school is ranked as one of the best in the UK for Earth Sciences and is a specialist in the analysis of microtomographic data.  



In EXCITE, we will provide access to our custom-built microtomography system. As institutional hosts, we would support visitors in their acquisition and analysis of microtomographic data. Experiments and data acquisition will be planned in discussion with users, who will be trained in the use of the instrument and acquire their data independently. 

A data analysis workflow will be designed in collaboration with users, and the standard computational facilities (including software) to conduct these analyses are being made available. 


The MicroCT instrument at the School of Geosciences at the University of Edinburgh was designed and built in house. It is highly flexible and optimized to conduct in-situ experiments, with spatial resolutions down to single-digit microns and temporal resolutions as low as 15 minutes. The instrument is accompanied by a range of X-ray transparent experimental devices including oedometers, flow cells and environmental chambers, allowing the investigation of a wide range of earth materials and environmental conditions.

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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