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!
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.
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.
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.
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.