UTCT has been awarded another round of NSF Multi-User Facility support by the Earth Sciences Directorate (EAR). This grant will help us continue to extend priority service to the NSF-funded community into 2015.
In 2008 UTCT expanded our imaging capabilities with the acquisition of an Xradia MicroXCT scanner. This scanner is capable of sub-micron resolution, thus effectively covering the smaller specimen size ranges (<1 cm) previously beyond our capabilities. Click here for sample imagery.
Berg, C.A., Carlson, W.D., and Connelly, J.N. (2013) Strain rates at high temporal resolution from curved inclusion trails in garnet, Passo del Sole, Central Swisse Alps. Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 31, 243-262.
Boyd, C., Drumheller, S.K., and Gates, T.A. (2013) Crocodyliform feeding traces on juvenile ornithischian dinosaurs from the Upper Cretaceous (Campanian) Kaiparowits Formation, Utah. PLoS ONE, 8(2), e57605.
Sukop, M.C., Huang, H., Alvarez, P.F., Variano, E.A., and Cunningham, K.J. (2013) Evaluation of permeability and non-Darcy flow in vuggy macroporous limestone aquifer samples with lattice Boltzmann methods. Water Resources Research, 49, 1-15.
Racicot, R.A., and Berta, A. (2013) Comparative morphology of porpoise (Cetacea: Phocoenidae) pterygoid sinuses: phylogenetic and functional implications. Journal of Morphology, 274, 49-62.
Andrä, H., Combaret, N., Dvorkin, J., Glatt, E., Han, J., Kabel, M., Keehm, Y., Krzikalla, F., Lee, M., Madonna, C., Marsh, M., Mukerji, T., Saenger, E.H., Sain, R., Saxena, N., Ricker, S., Wiegmann, A., and Zhan, X. (2013) Digital rock physics benchmarks -- Part I: imaging and segmentation. Computers & Geosciences, 50, 25-32.