Non-destructive chemical information from any point inside a sample
A new dimension to micro-CT
SPECTRAL CT provides contrast where conventional micro-CT cannot, and reveals information on a sample's composition by looking at the entire x-ray spectrum used to image a sample.
SPECTRAL CT reveals this chemical information at any point inside a sample in a non-destructive manner, and combines it with high quality,structural information on the same sample.
For the first time in a commercial micro-CT system, we can acquire chemical data, such as identification of precious metals for mining and recycling, differentiate between different polymers in engineered samples, or optimize contrast in biological samples.
Discover more with SPECTRAL CT
▲ Barium detection inside a Raspberry Pi
Absolute element identification without prior knowledge
Using k-edge detection, precious metals and elements can be identified without any knowledge on the sample.
▲ Multi-energy CT of different materials, where conventional CT cannot differentiate
provides contrast where conventional CT cannot
When conventional CT cannot differentiate between materials, SPECTRAL CT performs multi-energy analysis in a single scan.
SPECTRAL information on top of the amazing image quality of the TESCAN UniTOM XL
TESCAN SPECTRAL CT is an add-on to the TESCAN UniTOM XL, TESCAN's large-volume, versatile, multi-scale micro-CT system. Adding SPECTRAL CT does not impose any compromises on conventional CT imaging, and all standard functions of the TESCAN UniTOM XL remain available.
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SPECTRAL Suite - Powerful analytical tools for spectral data
TESCAN SPECTRAL suite exposes the power of PolyDET II, providing tools for acquisition, reconstruction and analysis of spectral data. Through direct communication with AcquilaTM, TESCAN's micro-CT control software, data can be acquired at any point inside the sample using an intuitive VOI scanning workflow.
Reconstructed spectra can be visualized, analyzed and compared, allowing for advanced analytical tools such as multi-energy CT, k-edge detection or extracting atomic-number charts.
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TESCAN UniTOM XL Spectral at the University of Pau
The first installation of a TESCAN UniTOM XL Spectral has been performed at the University of Pau (France). Prof. Dr. Peter Moonen uses the system for multi-modal characterization of rocks and metals and is amazed by the capabilities of the TESCAN UniTOM XL. Combining conventional and micro-CT imaging enables a whole range of novel applications for energy and mining applications.