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

Bidgoli, T.S., Tyrrell, J.P., Möller, A., Walker, J.D., and Stockli, D.F. (In press) Conodont thermochronology of exhumed footwalls of low-angle normal faults: a pilot study in the Mormon Mountains, Tule Springs Hills, and Beaver Dam Mountains, southeastern Nevada and southwestern Utah. Chemical Geology.
Aldayel, A.M., O’Mary, H.L., Valdes, S.A., Li, X., Thakkar, S.G., Mustafa, B.E., and Cui, Z. (2018) Lipid nanoparticles with minimum burst release of TNF-α siRNA show strong activity against rheumatoid arthritis unresponsive to methotrexate. Journal of Controlled Release, 283, 280-289.
Field, D.J., Hanson, M, Burnham, D., Wilson, L.E., Super, K., Ehret, D., Ebersole, J.A., and Bhullar, B-A.S. (2018) Complete Ichthyornis skull illuminates mosaic assembly of the avian head. Nature, 557, 96-100.
Cooperdock, E.H.G., and Stockli, D.F. (2018) Dating exhumed peridotite with spinel (U–Th)/He chronometry. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 489, 219-227.
Hanna, R.D., and Ketcham, R.A.(2018)
Evidence for accretion of fine-grained rims in a turbulent nebula for CM Murchison. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 481, 201-211.
Parsons, K.T., Maisano, J., Gregg, J., Cotton, C.F., and Latour, R.J. (2018) Age and growth assessment of western North Atlantic spiny butterfly ray Gymnura altavela (L. 1758) using computed tomography of vertebral centra. Environmental Biology of Fishes, 101, 137-151.

See our publication page for a complete list.