SkyScan 2214



•   Description

The new MULTISCALE X-ray nanotomograph SkyScan 2214 covers the widest range of object sizes and spatial resolutions in one single instrument. The system contains "open type" [pumped] X-Ray source with diamond window and <0.5 microns spot size. It can be equipped with one to four X-Ray detectors: flat-panel for large objects,  11Mp cooled CCD with wide field of view,  11Mp cooled CCD with medium field of view,  8Mp cooled CCD for highest spatial resolution. Automatically variable acquisition geometry and phase-contrast enhancement allow obtaining best possible quality in relatively short scanning time.


The SkyScan 2214 opens unique possibilities for 3D imaging and exact modeling of geological materials in oil and gas exploration, composite materials, Li batteries, fuel cells, electronic assemblies, etc. The instrument accepts objects as large as 300mm in size and provides submicron resolution for small and medium size samples. The system supplied with GPU-accelerated and world’s fastest hierarchical reconstruction (InstaRecon®). It can scan using circular and helical (spiral) scanning trajectories. The data from helical scans are reconstructed by patented (licensed) exact reconstruction algorithm providing high-accurate information for metrological measurements. 


The full range of Bruker-microCT software is supplied, including fast volumetric reconstruction, software for 2D/ 3D quantitative analysis and for realistic 3D visualization. Supplied software also includes volume rendering and easy creation of realistic movies with possibility for virtual flight around and inside the reconstructed object's microstructure.  Reconstruction results can be sent to iPad, iPhone or Android devices. Special software for mobile platforms performs volume rendering and virtual cut of objects with touch screen gesture controls.


SkyScan 2214


Technische Daten

X-ray source

open (pumped) type with diamond window 20-160kV, 13W max.

X-ray detector(s)

6Mp flat-panel + 11Mp large format CCD + 11Mp mid format CCD + 8Mp hi-res CCD

Image formats

up to 8000x8000x2300 pixels after a single scan

Spatial resolution

60nm smallest pixel size, <500nm low-contrast resolution (10%MTF)

Positioning accuracy

<50nm for rotation, anti-vibration granite platform with pneumatic leveling

Maximum object size

300mm in diameter (140mm scanning size), 400mm in length, maximum object weight is 25kg

Radiation safety

<1 µSv/h at any place of the instrument surface