High-Resolution 3D X-Ray Microscopy (MicroXCT)

Location: MI 128C
Primary Contact: Dr. Bill Cross

The facility features a MicroXCT-400 high-resolution 3D X-ray microscope system from Xradia Inc. 3D X-ray microscopy is commonly referred to as Micro X-Ray Computed Tomography or MicroXCT. The system has a 150 kV X-ray source and six available detector magnifications for X-ray spatial resolution down to about 1 micron. It is also equipped with a tensile/compression stage capable of maximum loading of 500 newton. For tomographic reconstruction and advanced visualization, the facility has a dedicated high-performance workstation featuring Avizo Fire advanced visualization software.

The MicroXCT system supports research and training in a range of projects including direct write printing, paleontology, membrane bio-fouling, concrete characterization, blast and impact personal protective equipment, soil and rock core evaluation, nanoenergetics, metallic foams, friction stir joining, cold spray deposition, and examination of various composite materials.

Dr. William M. Cross, Associate Professor
Department of Materials and Metallurgical Engineering
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
501 E. Saint Joseph St.
Rapid City, South Dakota 57701
Phone: (605) 394-2485, Fax: (605) 394-3369
Email: William.Cross@sdsmt.edu