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

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.
Rossie, J.B., Smith, T.D., Beard, K.C., Godinot, M., and Rowe, T.B. (2018) Nasolacrimal anatomy and haplorhine origins. Journal of Human Evolution, 114, 176-183. 
Coates, M.I., Finarelli, J.A., Sansom, I.J., Andreev, P.S., Criswell, K.E., Tietjen, K., Rivers, M.L., and La Riviere, P.J. (2018) An early chondrichthyan and the evolutionary assembly of a shark body plan. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 285, 20172418.
Ghanbarzadeh, S., Hesse, M.A., and Prodanovic, M. (2017) Percolative core formation in planetesimals enabled by hysteresis in metal connectivity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 114, 13406-13411.
Lee, M., Keehm, Y., and Song, D. (2017) Quantitative analysis of resolution and smoothing effects of digital pore microstructures on numerical velocity estimation. Geosciences Journal, 21, 431-440.

See our publication page for a complete list.