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

Ekhtiari, S., Chiba, K., Popovic, S., Crowther, R., Wohl, G., Wong, A.K.O., Tanke, D.H., Dufault, D., Geen, O.D., Parasu, N., Crowther, M.A., and Evans, D.C. (2020) First case of osteosarcoma in a dinosaur: a multimodal diagnosis. The Lancet: Oncology, 21, 1021-1022.
Cooperdock, E.H.G., Stockli, D.F., Kelemen, P.B., and de Obeso, J.C. (2020) Timing of magnetite growth associated with peridotite‐hosted carbonate veins in the SE Samail Ophiolite, Wadi Fins, Oman. Journal of Geophysical Research-Solid Earth, 125, e2019JB018632.
Schwartz, S., Gautheron, C., Ketcham, R.A., Brunet, F., Corre, M., Agranier, A., Pinna-Jamme, R., Haurine, F., Monvoin, G., and Riel, N. (2020) Unraveling the exhumation history of high-pressure ophiolites using magnetite (U-Th-Sm)/He thermochronometry. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 543, 116359.
Parra Olea, G., Garcia-Castillo, M.G., Rovito, S.M., Maisano, J.A., Hanken, J., and Wake, D.B. (2020) Descriptions of five new species of the salamander genus Chiropterotriton (Caudata: Plethodontidae) from eastern Mexico and the status of three currently recognized taxa. PeerJ, 8, e8800.
Wang, L., Cardenas, M.B., Zhou, J.-Q., and Ketcham, R.A. (2020) The complexity of nonlinear flow and non-Fickian transport in fractures driven by three-dimensional recirculation zones. Journal of Geophysical Research: Solid Earth, 125, e2020JB020028.
Ksepka, D.T., et al. (2020) Tempo and pattern of avian brain size evolution. Current Biology, 30, 2026-2036.e3.

See our publication page for a complete list.