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  • Ultra-wide field of view, 25X larger volume than comparable systems
  • 3 X-ray wavelengths (Cr, Cu and Mo Kα) to optimize imaging for different sample matrices
  • Parallel beam geometry for high contrast and rapid data collection
  • Automatic 5-axis (XYZ and rotation) stage and on-axis imaging system
  • High resolution three-dimensional (3D) images
  • High power rotating anode X-ray source
  • High contrast for low-Z materials
  • High-resolution CCD imager
An Insight to the nano3DX - X-Ray Microscope

X-ray microscope

Microtomography of large samples at high resolution

Rigaku nano3DX is a true X-ray microscope (XRM) with the ability to deliver 3D computed tomography (CT) images of relatively large samples at high resolution. This is accomplished by using a high-powered rotating anode X-ray source and a high-resolution CCD detector. The rotating anode provides for fast data acquisition and the ability to switch anode materials easily to optimize contrast for specific sample types.

What is X-ray microscopy?

Tomography (X-ray imaging) is the study of the three-dimensional structure of an object by slicing it into thin sections. Microtomography implies that the slices are very thin; thin enough to be viewed by an optical microscope. Classical tomography is a tedious and time-consuming process, and can also result in significant perturbations to the sample. In X-ray tomography, the entire sample is imaged at multiple rotation angles. This multitude of images is processed by sophisticated computer algorithms to provide a three-dimensional reconstruction that can be sliced in any direction, providing new insights into the internal features of the object. X-ray microscopy provides this visualization at a resolution better than a micrometer (μm).

High-resolution, high-contrast X-ray microscope

The new nano3DX allows you see into many types of samples, including those that have low absorption contrast, for example CFRP, or denser materials like ceramic composites. The nano3DX allows you to achieve this by providing the ability to change the X-ray wavelength to enhance contrast or penetration.

Product name nano3DX
Benefit High-resolution 3D computed tomography images
Technology X-ray tomography
X-ray generator MicroMax-007 HF
Tube voltage 20 to 50 kV
Tube current up to 30 mA
Target Cr, Cu and Mo
Detector X-ray CCD camera
Number of pixels 3300 × 2500
Pixel size 0.27 to 4 μm
Field of view 0.9 × 0.7 mm to 14 × 10 mm
Dynamic range 16 bit
Stage rotation axis accuracy < 0.5 μm

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Learn more about our products at these events

Booth number Date Location Event website
MS&T 2020 - Pittsburgh, PA Website
AAPS PharmSci 360 2020 621 - New Orleans, LA Website
Ceramics Expo 2020 - Cleveland, OH Website

Webinars - X-ray Computed Tomography for Materials Science