Fundamentals of 3D Quantitative Analysis of Geological Materials Using CT

UTCT is hosting a three-day short course on the visualization and quantitative analysis of geological samples using CT data on July 13-15, 2016. The course will provide an overview of the acquisition and interpretation of CT data, followed by methods for visualization and 3D quantitative analysis of discrete geological features and fabrics.

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

Gignac, P.M., Kley, N.J., Clarke, J.A., Colbert, M.W., Morhardt, A.C., Cerio, D., Cost, I.N., Cox, P.G., Daza, J.D., Early, C.M., Echols, M.S., Henkelman, R.M., Herdina, A.N., Holliday, C.M., Li, Z., Mahlow, K., Merchant, S., Müller, J., Orsbon, C.P., Paluh, D.J., Thies, M.L., Tsai, H.P., and Witmer, L.M. (In press) Diffusible iodine-based contrast-enhanced computed tomography (diceCT): an emerging tool for rapid, high-resolution, 3-D imaging of metazoan soft tissues. Journal of Anatomy.
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.
Li, Q. (2016) Effect of porosity and carbon composition on pore microstructure of magnesium/carbon nanotube composite foams. Materials & Design, 89, 978-987.
Rowe, T.B., and Shepherd, G.M. (2016) Role of ortho-retronasal olfaction in mammalian cortical evolution. The Journal of Comparative Neurology, 524, 471-495.
Polly, P.D., Stayton, C.T., Dumont, E.R., Pierce, S.E., Rayfield, E.J., and Angielczyk, K.D. (2016) Combining geometric morphometrics and finite element analysis with evolutionary modeling: towards a synthesis. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, e1111225.