UTCT is Open!

We are happy to announce that we have resumed scanning services. Please direct any inquiries to Jessie Maisano (maisano@utexas.edu).

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

Ketcham, R.A., and Mote, A.S. (2019) Accurate measurement of small features in X‐ray CT data volumes, demonstrated using gold grains. JGR Solid Earth, 124, 3508-3529.
Watanabe, A., Fabre, A.-C., Felice, R.N., Maisano, J.A., Müller, J., Herrel, A., and Goswami, A. (2019) Ecomorphological diversification in squamates from conserved pattern of cranial integration. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 116, 14688-14697.
Bernard, R.E., Behr, W.M., Becker, T.W., and Young, D.J. (2019) Relationships between olivine CPO and deformation parameters in naturally deformed rocks and implications for mantle seismic anisotropy. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 20, 3469-3494.
Hajimirza, S., Gonnermann, H.M., Gardner, J.E., and Giachetti, T. (2019) Predicting homogeneous bubble nucleation in rhyolite. JGR Solid Earth, 124, 2395-2416.
Parandoush, P., Zhou, C., and Lin, D. (2019) 3D printing of ultrahigh strength continuous carbon fiber composites. Advanced Engineering Materials, 21, 1800622.
Sivaguru, M., Fouke, K.W., Todorov, L., Kingsford, M.J., Fouke, K.E., Trop, J.M., and Fouke, B.W. (2019) Correction factors for δ18O-derived global sea surface temperature reconstructions from diagenetically altered intervals of coral skeletal density banding. Frontiers in Marine Science, 6:306.

See our publication page for a complete list.