Micro-CT


Since December 2020, the NHM Vienna will have a micro-computed tomography (micro-CT) device. It enables non-destructive insights into a wide variety of organisms and objects and allows the determination of the spatial distribution of matter inside a sample as well as the generation of three-dimensional volume and surface models of objects with sizes from the sub-millimeter range (e.g. insect eyes) to a size of several decimeters (e.g. pick handle).The device is suitable for the acquisition of 2D X-ray images as well as 3D computed tomography. 

The micro-CT is assigned to the central research laboratories of the NHM Vienna and can be used by every department of the museum. External users are also welcome - whether within a national or international academic research cooperation or as a commercial user on a contractual basis.
3D CT-reconstruction of an insect's head (Nyrmea kervillea) for investigation of the finest structures of microscopic biological samples. Normal scan (0.8 µm / 45 min): 3D CT-reconstruction of an insect's head (Nyrmea kervillea) for investigation of the finest structures of microscopic biological samples. Normal scan (0.8 µm / 45 min)
3D CT-reconstruction of an insect's head (Nyrmea kervillea) for investigation of the finest structures of microscopic biological samples. Normal scan (0.8 µm / 45 min)
False color 3D rendering of a beech wood pick handle to visualize the annual rings for dendrochronology. Quick scan (34.6 µm / 20 min): False color 3D rendering of a beech wood pick handle to visualize the annual rings for dendrochronology. Quick scan (34.6 µm / 20 min)
False color 3D rendering of a beech wood pick handle to visualize the annual rings for dendrochronology. Quick scan (34.6 µm / 20 min)
  
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