ZEISS Xradia Context microCT

Your X-ray System for Today with Assurance for Tomorrow

Virtual cross section of a cycled lithium ion battery cathode
Virtual cross section of a cycled lithium ion battery cathode, revealing degradation in cathode particles and current collector. Sample courtesy of Prof. D. U. Sauer and Prof. E. Figgemeier, ISEA, RWTH Aachen University

ZEISS Xradia Context is a large field-of-view, non-destructive 3D X-ray micro-computed tomography system. With a robust stage and flexible software-controlled source/detector positioning, you can image large, heavy (25 kg), and tall samples in their full 3D context, as well as small samples with high resolution and detail.

  • Obtain 3D data on entire intact electronic components, large raw materials samples, or biological specimens.
  • Perform non-destructive failure analysis to identify internal defects without cutting your sample or workpiece.
  • Characterize and quantify performance-defining heterogeneities in your materials, like porosity, cracks, inclusions, defects, or multiple phases.
  • Perform 4D evolutionary studies, through ex situ treatment or in situ sample manipulation.
  • Connect to the ZEISS correlative microscopy environment and perform nondestructive 3D imaging to identify regions of interest for subsequent high resolution 2D or 3D electron microscopy imaging.

Highlights

Virtual cutaway view of the interior of an intact catalytic converter
Virtual cutaway view of the interior of an intact catalytic converter
3D rendering and clipping plane of a composite sample with carbon and glass fibers
3D rendering and clipping plane of a composite sample with carbon and glass fibers
Full field of view imaging of a bear jaw
Full field of view imaging of a bear jaw

Full context 3D imaging

A high pixel density detector (six megapixels) enables you to resolve fine details, in their full 3D context, even within relatively large imaging volumes. Or maximize geometric magnification with small samples to identify and characterize micron-scale structures with high contrast and clarity. Rapid sample mounting and alignment, a streamlined acquisition workflow, fast exposure times and data reconstruction, and an optional autoloader system make Xradia Context a high throughput workhorse to meet a wide range of 3D imaging and characterization needs.

Based on proven Xradia platform

Xradia Context is built on the time-tested and well-regarded Xradia technology, repeatedly proven in the field to provide consistent and reliable system stability, image quality, and usability. The user-friendly Scout-and-Scan control system provides you with an efficient workflow environment. Expand your system with Autoloader for automated handling and sequential scanning of up to 14 samples. Or perform 4D studies to measure changes in the microstructure of materials under varying conditions.

Convertible to X-ray microscopy (XRM)

As your imaging needs evolve, so should your instrument. Xradia Context now joins the ZEISS X-ray imaging portfolio, benefiting from ZEISS’s ongoing commitment to extend the capabilities and functionality of its systems in the field. And providing guaranteed investment protection, your Xradia Context microCT is the only microCT that can be converted at any time to a ZEISS Xradia 5XX Versa 3D X-ray microscope (XRM), the instrument that set a new standard in laboratory X-ray imaging with its high resolution at large working distance (RaaD) technology and advanced acquisition and contrast methods.

Fields of Application

Materials Science, Engineering, Geoscience, and More

Serve a variety of needs in your central or R&D lab today – materials science, engineering, geoscience, life science, and more – and be ready to expand your capabilities when your imaging needs develop. Xradia Context provides 3D imaging for applications in the fields of materials, life and geoscience research, raw materials characterization, and manufacturing and assembly failure analysis and quality control.

3D rendering of a light bulb. Context can be used to perform full sample scanning to check internal structures or identify defects in manufactured components.

Cutaway view of 3D rendering of a mouse embryo embedded in paraffin. Internal structures are visible with high contrast. Sample courtesy of Massachusetts General Hospital.

Virtual cross section through a heterogeneous rock sample revealing multiple phases and porosity.

Virtual cross section through a cycled and de-packaged lithium ion battery, revealing damage in the current collector and cathode layers. Sample courtesy of Prof. D. U. Sauer and Prof. E. Figgemeier, ISEA, RWTH Aachen University

3D rendering of results from a rapid scan of a turbine blade to evaluate geometry and inspect for internal defects or cracks.

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