Advanced Imaging Precinct

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  • Research at the Advanced Imaging Precinct

  • Advanced Imaging Precinct CT facilities

  • Advanced Imaging Precinct facilities

The Advanced Imaging Precinct (AIP) includes the Centre for Advanced Microscopy (CAM) and the National Laboratory for X-ray Micro Computed Tomography (CTLab).

Centre for Advanced Microscopy (CAM)

CAM provides researchers with access to a wide range of facilities and services for sample preparation and microscopic analyses, including:

  • Biological, cryo and materials sample preparation equipment
  • Scanning electron microscopes
  • Transmission electron microscopes
  • Light microscopes

For more information on available equipment and services visit the CAM website.

National Laboratory for X-ray Micro Computed Tomography

The CTLab is a world leading Micro-CT imaging, reconstruction and visualisation facility which allows researchers to study the 3D structure of materials, with resolutions down to several hundred nanometres.

Materials that can be studied include, but are not limited to: rocks, soil, minerals, foams, composites and biological samples like insects, bone and other tissues, even living samples like leaves, plants and coral.

In addition to providing virtual 3D objects CTLab have two high-end 3D printers that can bring virtual objects back to material reality, ready for presentation, teaching, testing and further prototyping.

For more information visit the CTLab website.