X-ray submicron or nanoscale computed tomography (CT) is a powerful method for 3D visualization and inspection of many types of samples. This non-destructive method provides sufficient resolution and contrasts to evaluate any microstructural features, with the ability to resolve structures even below one micron. Moreover, this method requires minimal/no sample preparation, eliminating complicated tasks such as embedding, coating, or thin slicing required with other high-resolution methods such as electron microscopy. The Rigaku nano3DX represents state-of-the-art laboratory-based nanoscale X-ray imaging. This device, when used with deep learning methods, is an unmatched 3D imaging tool for various research fields.

nano3DX plant science applications XCT2103

Plant Research Applications

With the introduction of high-resolution CT systems such as Rigaku nano3DX, plant tissue samples can be now imaged at cellular resolution in a laboratory environment. Applications include the study of plant development and organ morphogenesis, as well as mathematical modeling of various processes such as the transport phenomena. Read more - Download the application report

nano3DX textile and fiber applications XCT2101

Textile and Fiber Industry Applications

The resulting high quality enabled the study of a complex morphology around the connectors. Specifically, in the case of the submicron CT data, it was possible to visualize connections among individual fibers and to analyze the behavior of the thread around the connectors of the analyzed intertwined fabric. Read more - Download the application report

nano3DX pharmaceutical applications XCT2012

Pharmaceutical Industry Applications

The microstructure of solid dosage forms of pharmaceutical products is a critical factor that impacts disintegration and dissolution rates. As such, the microstructure will also play a key role in bioequivalence and therapeutic equivalence. Being able to image the microstructure of a solid dosage form allows optimization of production and formulation procedures to achieve a robust dissolution response. Read more - Download the application report

nano3DX plant science applications XCT2201

Animal and Tissue Research Applications

The introduction of high-resolution CT systems such as Rigaku’s nano3DX extends capabilities to image animal tissues and biomaterials in three (3D) and four (4D) dimensions at micron and sub-micron spatial resolutions, opening the way for virtual
histology, live-cell imaging, subcellular imaging, and correlative microscopy. The imaging capabilities of Rigaku’s nano3DX CT provide a unique view of cells, as the instrument bridges the gap between the capabilities of light and electron microscopy
imaging techniques. Read more - Download the application report


nano3DX features:

  • Parallel beam geometry for true submicron resolution
  • Selectable pseudo-monochromatic X-ray radiations
  • Ultra-bright 1200 W X-ray source and sCMOS for shorter scan time

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