The University of Texas High-Resolution X-ray Computed Tomography Facility

The High-Resolution X-ray Computed Tomography Facility at The University of Texas at Austin (UTCT) is a national shared multi-user facility supported by the Instrumentation and Facilities Program of NSF’s Earth Sciences (EAR) directorate. UTCT offers scientific researchers across the earth, biological and engineering sciences access to a completely nondestructive technique for visualizing features in the interior of opaque solid objects, and for obtaining digital information on their 3D geometries and properties.

Interested in scanning materials at our facility? See the Scanning FAQ or download the Scan Agreement Form.

Selected Recent Publications

Kappelman, J., Ketcham, R.A., Pearce, S., Todd, L., Akins, W., Colbert, M.W., Feseha, M., Maisano, J.A., and Witzel, A. (In press) Perimortem fractures in Lucy suggest mortality from fall out of tall tree. Nature.
Li, Z., Ketcham, R.A., Yan, F., Maisano, J.A., and Clarke, J.A.. (In press) Comparison and evaluation of the effectiveness of two approaches of diffusible iodine-based contrast-enhanced computed tomography (diceCT) for avian cephalic material. Journal of Experimental Zoology.
Maiti, A., Small, W., Lewicki, J.P., Weisgraber, T.H., Duoss, E.B., Chinn, S.C., Pearson, M.A., Spadaccini, C.M., Maxwell, R.S., and Wilson, T.S. (2016) 3D printed celular solid outperforms traditional stochastic foam in long-term mechanical response. Scientific Reports, 6, 24871.
Sahagian, D., Proussevitch, A., Ancuta, L.D., Idleman, B.D., and Zeitler, P.K. (2016) Uplift of central Mongolia recorded in vesicular basalts. The Journal of Geology, 124, 435-445.
LaFountaine, J.S., Prasad, L.K., Brough, C., Miller, D.A., McGinity, J.W., and Williams, R.O. III. (2016)
Thermal processing of PVP- and HPMC-based amorphous solid dispersions. AAPS PharmSciTech, 17, 120-132.
Müller, J., Hipsley, C.A., and Maisano, J.A. (In press) Skull osteology of the Eocene amphisbaenian Spathorhynchus fossorium (Reptilia, Squamata) suggests convergent evolution and reversals of fossorial adaptations in worm lizards. Journal of Anatomy.