Welcome to the KU Leuven XCT Core Facility!
The KU Leuven XCT Core Facility offers X-ray Computed Tomography (XCT) infrastructure and services to study the internal structure and behavior of materials and biological tissues at different length scales.
At KU Leuven XCT Core Facility we have an extensive infrastructure of XCT scanners, in-situ stages & software.
TeScan Unitom HR
The Unitom HR is a modular and flexible sub-micron resolution XCT system. The system aims at making high resolution and high contrast images.
TeScan Unitom XL
The Unitom XL is a multi-resolution micro-CT, optimized for high throughput and contrast, diverse sample types, and flexibility for your research.
GE Nanotom S
The Nanotom S with its high-power nanofocus tube and stabilised ultra-precision mechanics invades the sub-micron range in voxel size.
GE Nanotom M
The Nanotom M with its high-power nanofocus tube and stabilised ultra-precision mechanics invades the sub-micron range in voxel size.
Bruker SkyScan 1172 (2 devices)
The Skyscan 1172 is a microfocus desktop X-ray microtomograph, optimized for small samples and a plug-and-play scanning experience.
Bruker SkyScan 1272
The Skyscan 1272 is a high-resolution desktop X-ray microtomograph, optimized for small samples.
KU Leuven XCT Core Facility Research lines
Application fields: non-destructive testing (NDT) and quality control, study of material behaviour and its functional properties under specified environmental conditions, and production and material optimization. Covering a resolution range of 400 nm up to several hundred micrometers to unravel the internal structure, morphology, microstructural changes or damage development in materialsfrom high quality 3D XCT images.
Complex materials, composites, geopolymers, agricultural products and food, dental materials, building materials and biological tissues. Scientists using the equipment and software of the KU Leuven XCT Core Facility profit from the synergy that the collaboration with experienced users in the field provides.
Internal and interfacial microstructure characterization of ice droplets on surfaces by X-ray computed tomography
Characterizing the microstructure of an ice/surface interface and its effect on the icephobic behavior of surfaces remains a significant challenge. Introducing X-ray Computed Tomography (XCT) can provide unprecedented insights into the internal (porosity) and interfacial structures
Cryogenic contrast-enhanced microCT enables nondestructive 3D quantitative histopathology of soft biological tissues
Cryogenic contrast-enhanced microCT enables nondestructive 3D quantitative histopathology of soft biological tissues Biological tissues comprise a spatiallycomplex structure, composition andorganization at the microscale, named the
Development and characterization of a rat brain metastatic tumor model by multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging and histomorphology
Development and characterization of a rat brain metastatic tumor model by multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging and histomorphology Abstract To facilitate the development of new brain
Multiscale modelling of capillary imbibition in 3D_printed porous microfluidic channels
Multiscale modelling of capillary imbibition in 3D-printed porous microfluidic channels Abstract 3D-printed porous microfluidics has been proposed to realize complex passive lab-on-chips. The performance
The translaminar fracture toughness of high-performance polymer fibre composites and their carbon fibre hybrids
The translaminar fracture toughness of high-performance polymer fibre composites and their carbon fibre hybrids Abstract The translaminar fracture toughness is a key property that
Why Choose Us
We offer an extensive infrastructure of XCT scanners, in-situ stages & software.
We have a team of experts ready to help you, located just outside Leuven, easily accessible by car or public transport. our specialists aim to provide a seamless service.
Extensive expertise in XCT imaging and advanced image processing.