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 and NASA’a Planetary Science Enabling Facilities program. 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

Costello, M.A., Liu, J., Wang, Y., Qin, B., Xu, X., Li, Q., Lynd, N.A., and Zhang, F. (2023) Reverse engineering the Ozurdex dexamethasone intravitreal implant. International Journal of Pharmaceutics, 634, 122625.

Graham, N.A., Larsen, J.F. ,Tasa, K.Y., deGraffenried, R.L. Cashman, K.V., and McCartney, K.N. (2023) Controls of crystal shape on degassing mechanisms in crystal-rich magmas with rhyolitic groundmass melts. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 601, 117891.

Lundeen, I.K., and Kirk, E.C. (2023) Euarchontans from Fantasia, an upland middle Eocene locality at the western margin of the Bighorn Basin. Journal of Human Evolution, 176, 103310.

Kyle, J.R., Quintero, T.R., Ukar, E., Miller, N.R., Elliott, S.J., and Colbert, M. (In press) Dolomite cement microstratigraphy: A record of brine evolution and ore precipitation mechanisms, upper Knox Group, Tennessee and Kentucky, USA. Geology.

Brooks, S., Reed, K.B., Yuan, S.-F., Altin-Yavuzarsian, G., Shafranek, R., Nelson, A., Alper, H.S. (2023) Enhancing long-term storage and stability of engineered living materials through desiccant storage and trehalose treatment. Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 120, 572-582.

See our publication page for a complete list.