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 “4D” evolution studies and correlative microscopy investigations with complementary techniques
- Produce crystallographic information to couple experiments with microstructural models
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)