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CT Lab HX
Features
  • Compact benchtop design
  • 130 kV, 39 W high-power X-ray source
  • Large field of view (max. 200 mm diameter)
  • High-resolution (max. 2.2 μm voxel resolution)
  • High-speed (max. 18 seconds/scan)
  • Easy-to-use software

Versatile X-ray Micro-Ct Scanner

High-performance benchtop

CT Lab HX

Rigaku CT Lab HX is a high-performance benchtop X-ray micro-CT system with the most powerful X-ray source in its class (130 kV, 39 W). The CT Lab HX has the advantage of a small footprint with low running costs.

Versatile: Both the sample stage and detector positions are selectable. This flexible geometry eliminates wasted space and accommodates a wide range of settings, from a maximum 200 mm field of view (FOV) to the best voxel resolution 2.2 µm in a benchtop system.

The powerful X-ray source covers a wide variety of applications, from polymer and bones to electronics and metals, and enables fast data collection at 18 seconds per scan.

Live mode and in-situ imaging: Observe real-time structural changes in-situ with 2D live mode image collection or high-speed CT scans. These features are effective for observing flow and diffusion of liquid or structural change caused by environmental changes.

Specifications
Product name CT Lab HX
Benefit High-performance benchtop X-ray micro-CT
Technology X-ray computed tomography
X-ray generator 39 W sealed microsource
Tube voltage 30 to 130 kV
Tube current up to 300 μA
Target W
Detector Flat-panel
Field of view Maximum 200 mm
Resolution Maximum 2.2 μm

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Webinars - X-ray Computed Tomography for Materials Science

Aya Takase
An introduction to the X-ray computed tomography (CT) technique. Designed to show how X-ray CT works and how it can be applied to scientific research. It will include an introduction to the technique, instrumentation and application examples.
Aya Takase
An overview of X-ray CT data analysis techniques starting with basic image processing and leading to traditional segmentation, machine learning based segmentation and quantitative analysis. A number of commonly used data analysis and visualization programs will be discussed and demonstrated to help beginners to get an idea of where to start and select the right analysis tool for their needs
Aya Takase
A number of X-ray CT application examples in the food and pharmaceutical industries will be discussed. Examples to include the analyses of cracks and aggregation inside tablets, tablet and drug particle coating thicknesses, air pocket size distributions in food and sugar coating thicknesses of candies.
Aya Takase
A number of X-ray CT application examples of foams and composite materials will be discussed. Examples to include the analysis of foam porosity, cell size, and cell wall thicknesses as well as void distribution and fiber orientation in composite materials.
Angela Criswell
A number of X-ray CT application examples for plants and seeds will be discussed. Examples to include the non-destructive characterization of plant traits for ripening fruit, seeds and root systems. Additionally, analysis of cell wall thicknesses and void distribution among different seed varieties will be presented.
Aya Takase
A number of X-ray CT application examples of geological samples will be discussed. Examples include the analysis of cracks, pores, inclusions, and phase quantification of rocks and drill cores. We will introduce available resources for pore network analysis that can be applied to rock CT scans.
Angela Criswell
A 3D look at the structures of a reptile, insects, and a mouse, including their stained organs. In the newest episode of the webinar series “X-ray Computed tomography for Materials & Life Science,” we will discuss how to deal with unique challenges in life science sample preparation and introduce some quantitative analyses.
Aya Takase
Basics of metrology analysis and a number of X-ray CT application examples will be discussed. Examples include size and shape measurements of metal and plastic parts, tolerancing evaluation, comparison of nominal (CAD) and actual (CT) or a golden standard and a test subject. We will also introduce available resources to learn more about X-ray CT metrology.
Angela Criswell

This webinar will discuss basics of X-ray computed tomography and how to apply X-ray CT methods to soft materials. Additionally, we will show 3D imaging results for pharmaceuticals, foams, composites and other soft material.

We invite you to view this short video about the Rigaku nano3DX X-ray microscope for microtomography of large samples at high resolution in advance of the webinar.

Aya Takase
In this webinar, we will discuss the keys to successful 4D and in-situ X-ray CT measurements and how to plan experiments.

X-ray CT Publications


Our first CT project

Morio ONOE, Jing Wen TSAO and Hiroaki YAMADA, Hiroshi NAKAMURA, Jin KOGURE and Hiromi KAWAMURA, M. Y. (1984). COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY FOR MEASURING THE ANNUAL RINGS OF A LIVE TREE. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, 221, 213-220. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0167508784902023 

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  2. Carolina Oliver-Urrutia, Raúl Rosales Ibañez, Miriam V. Flores-Merino, Lucy Vojtova, Jakub Salplachta, Ladislav Čelko, Jozef Kaiser, and Edgar B. Montufar (2021). Lyophilized Polyvinylpyrrolidone Hydrogel for Culture of Human Oral Mucosa Stem Cells. Materials 14, 227. https://www.mdpi.com/1996-1944/14/1/227/htm
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  11. Kalasova, D., Pavlinakova, V., Zikmund, T., Vojtova, L., & Kaiser, J. (2018). Correlation of X-ray Computed Nanotomography and Scanning Electron Microscopy Imaging of Collagen Scaffolds. Microscopy and Microanalysis, 24(S2), 104-105. https://doi.org/10.1017/s1431927618012904 
  12. Hisada, K., Matsuoka, M., Tabata, I., Hirogaki, K., & Hori, T. (2013). Two-step radical grafting onto polypropylene fiber initiated by active species prepared through the irradiation of electron beam. Journal of Photopolymer Science and Technology, 26(2), 277-282. https://doi.org/10.2494/photopolymer.26.277 
  13. Sekita, A., Matsugaki, A., & Nakano, T. (2017). Disruption of collagen/apatite alignment impairs bone mechanical function in osteoblastic metastasis induced by prostate cancer. Bone, 97, 83-93. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bone.2017.01.004 
  14. Nanako Sakata, Yoshihiro Takeda, Masaru Kotera, Yasuhito Suzuki, and A. M. (2020). Non‐destructive 3D X‐ray Imaging of Internal and Interfacial Structure of Epoxy Monolith and Strength Control by Surface Modification for the Monolith Bonding System. Langmuir. https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.langmuir.0c01481 
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  17. Takase, A., McNulty, T., & Fitzgibbons, T. (2018). Foam Porosity Calculation by X-Ray Computed Tomography and Errors Caused by Insufficient Resolution. Microscopy and Microanalysis, 24(S2), 546-547. https://doi.org/10.1017/s1431927618014927 
  18. Omote, K., Iwata, T., Takeda, Y., & Ferrara, J. D. (2017). Investigation for fuel-cell structures with multi-scale X-ray analysis. Rigaku Journal, 33(2), 8-13. https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Investigation-for-fuel-cell-structures-with-X-ray-Omote-Iwata/78e57af8fa13252533eabb7d5e5a32ceadac9eaa?p2df 
  19. Watanabe, M., Takeda, Y., Maruyama, T., Ikeda, J., Kawai, M., & Mitsumata, T. (2019). Chain structure in a cross-linked polyurethane magnetic elastomer under a magnetic field. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 20(12). https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms20122879 
  20. Kunishima, N., Takeda, Y., Hirose, R., Kalasová, D., Šalplachta, J., & Omote, K. (2020). Visualization of internal 3D structure of small live seed on germination by laboratory-based X-ray microscopy with phase contrast computed tomography. Plant Methods, 16(1), 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13007-020-0557-y 
  21. Kalasova, D., Zikmund, T., Pina, L., Takeda, Y., Horvath, M., Omote, K., & Kaiser, J. (2020). Characterization of a laboratory-based x-ray computed nanotomography system for propagation-based method of phase contrast imaging. IEEE Transactions on Instrumentation and Measurement, 69(4), 1170-1178. https://doi.org/10.1109/TIM.2019.2910338 
  22. Akitomo, F., Sasabe, T., Yoshida, T., Naito, H., Kawamura, K., & Hirai, S. (2019). Investigation of effects of high temperature and pressure on a polymer electrolyte fuel cell with polarization analysis and X-ray imaging of liquid water. Journal of Power Sources, 431(February), 205-209. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpowsour.2019.04.115 
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