Unlocking Crystallographic Information in Your Lab

Available for Xradia 520 Versa


ZEISS now offers the world's first laboratory-based diffraction contrast tomography (DCT) solution, enabling you to unlock crystallographic information in your lab.

Originally developed at a limited number of synchrotron X-ray facilities, this marks the first commercial offering of DCT on a laboratory X-ray microscope (XRM).

LabDCT enables you to:

  • Turn nondestructive 3D grain mapping into a routine exercise by bringing synchrotron technology to your lab
  • Visualize and quantify 3D crystallographic grain information
  • Perform extended ā€œ4Dā€ evolution studies and correlative microscopy investigations with complementary techniques
  • Produce crystallographic information to couple experiments with microstructural models

Please fill the form below to download these tech notes to learn more about LabDCT:

- Diffraction Contrast Tomography
- Evaluating 3D Grain Structure in Aluminum Foil with LabDCT

What Our Customers are Saying

"LabDCT represents a major step towards addressing the grand multi-scale challenge in 3D materials science. By providing non-destructive 3D information about the grain orientations and morphologies, LabDCT promises to deepen our understanding of microstructure-property relationships and accelerate the development of micromechanical models for a variety of materials degradation and deformation processes."

-Philip Withers, Professor of Engineering Materials and Director of the BP International Center for Advanced Materials, University of Manchester

"Since its development more than a decade ago at synchrotron sources, demand for DCT has steadily increased. Making DCT widely available via laboratory-based systems promises to fuel materials science research efforts, taking it from proof-of-concept to detailed studies of microstructural controlled materials phenomena."

-Henning Friis Poulsen, Professor of Physics at the Technical University of Denmark

"3D X-ray provides a new dimension to studying metallic alloys. With our ZEISS Xradia Versa system and LabDCT, we can do cutting edge-experiments in-house. The 24/7 access reduces the long wait times between synchrotron trips, while allowing us to perform long-term uninterrupted studies on corrosion and crack growth."

Nik Chawla, Arizona State University Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, and the Director of the Center for 4D Materials Science (4DMS)