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 and NASA’a Planetary Science Enabling Facilities program. 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

Blackburn, D.C., Boyer, D.M., Gray, J.A., Winchester, J., Bates, J.M., Baumgart, S.L., Braker, E., Coldren, D., Conway, K.W., Rabosky, A.D., de la Sancha, N., Dillman, C.B., Dunnum, J.L., Early, C.M., Frable, B.W., Gage, M.W., Hanken, J., Maisano, J.A., Marks, B.D., Maslenikov, K.P., McCormack, J.E., Nagesan, R.S., Pandelis, G.G., Prestridge, H.L., Rabosky, D.L., Randall, Z.S., Robbins, M.B., Scheinberg, L.A., Spencer, C.L., Summers, A.P., Tapanila, L., Thompson, C.W., Tornabene, L., Watkins-Colwell, G.J., Welton, L.J., the oVert Project Team, and Stanley, E.L. (In press)  Increasing the impact of vertebrate scientific collections through 3D imaging: The openVertebrate (oVert) Thematic Collections Network. Bioscience.

Ramsey, S.R., Ostwald, A.M., Udry, A., O’Neal, E., Day, J.M.D., Wilbur, Z., Barnes, J.J., and Griffin, S. (2024) Northwest Africa 13669, a reequilibrated nakhlite from a previously unsampled portion of the nakhlite igneous complex. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 59, 134-170.

Ramiro-Ramirez, S., Bhandari, A.R., Flemings, P.B., and Reed, R.M. (In press) Permeability of Upper Wolfcamp lithofacies in the Delaware Basin: the role of stratigraphic heterogeneity in production of unconventional reservoirs. AAPG Bulletin.

Legendre, L.J., Rodríguez-Saltos, C.A., Eliason, C.M., and Clarke, J.A. (in press) Evolution of the syrinx of Apodiformes, including the vocal-learning Trochilidae (Aves: Strisores). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society.

Miller, M.R., Creel, D.G., and Geib, P.R. (2024) Chihuahuan desert shrine caves: refining chronologies of religious iconography and social histories for the Jornada and Mimbres Mogollon regions of the North American southwest. American Antiquity, 89, 37-57.

See our publication page for a complete list.