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Publication in nature | 2023.04.27

We have been so fortunate to work with researchers from the Skrydstrup group and Danish Technological Institute who have developed a chemical process to extract virgin-grade materials from wind turbine blades in one process. The quality of the extracted glass fibres was assessed using our Xradia 620 Versa microscope among other exciting techniques. The work has been published in nature.

First new users trained in our course on X-ray computed tomography in practice | 13.12.2022

This fall we held a course on X-ray computed tomography in practice, and from that we now have the first independent users of our 3D X-ray microscope.

In the course, the students were taught the basic principles of computed tomography followed by four days of experimental and computer exercises to learn the instrumentation as well as simple tools for data analysis.

We look forward to repeating the success next year!

New mechanical lathe for preparation of small cylindrical samples | 09.07.2022

Inspired by the system published by Holler et al, AC-TAP Carsten Pedersen has build a lathe for milling of small cylindric samples (µm-mm) optimized for tomography measurements.

The system is already being used efficiently, most recently in combination with Ga ion fibbing guided by µCT images to produce ultra-small samples for a synchrotron experiment currently being conducted at the NanoMAX beamline at MAX-IV in Lund.

AXIA represented at the 5th Internation Conference on Tomography of Materials & Structures | 27.06.2022

Facility manager Nina Kølln Wittig and collegues participated in this year's ICTMS conference on tomography of materials and structures held in Grenoble, France, and gave a talk there on the capabilities in AXIA.

The conference also gave good opportunities for networking, for example at the gala dinner held at Stade des Alpes.

On-site training in use of mechanical testing device for in-situ X-ray applications | 26.01.2022

Application specialist Holger Blank from Carl Zeiss Microscopy came to our lab and showed us the capabilities of the mechanical testing device that we have available for in-situ X-ray applications in our X-ray microscope.

If you are interested in applying this in your own research, contact our facility manager or the Executive committee.

New graphical review highlights opportunities for biomineralization research using AXIA infrastructure | 14.12.2021

Facility manager Nina Kølln Wittig and collegues just published a graphical review in Journal of Structural Biology highlighting opportunities for biomineralization research using multiscale computed X-ray tomography as exemplified by bone imaging using AXIA infrastructure.