Core Facility Micro- and Nanotomography (MiNa)


The Core Facility Micro- and Nanotomography (MiNa) houses four microtomography systems. Two state-of-the-art systems, namely nanotom® m (phoenix|x-ray, Waygate Technologies, Baker Hughes, Wunstorf, Germany) and Skyscan 1275 (Bruker microCT, Kontich, Belgium) have been successfully used since 2012. Two next-generation devices funded by the SNSF R'Equip and the University of Basel were installed in fall 2023: xradia 610 Versa (Zeiss, Oberkochen, Germany) and Polaris (Excsicope, Kista, Sweden). The systems enable three-dimensional visualization of inner structures of objects in the submicrometer range down to around 100 micrometers.

MiNa's microtomography systems are used for a variety of research projects at the DBE, other departments of the University of Basel and the University Hospital Basel. They are also frequently used by the Natural History Museum Basel and various other institutions. In addition to users from Basel, external research groups, museums or industrial companies can also use the Core Facility. You are invited to contact the head of the Core Facility, Dr. Georg Schulz (see box on the right).

The Core Facility MiNa not only contributes to other research projects, but also carries out its own projects. These projects aim to open up new fields of application for micro- and nanotomography and to develop methods for optimizing, improving and accelerating scanning processes.

 

 

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Dr. Georg Schulz
Scientific and Technical Head
Hegenheimermattweg 167C
4123 Allschwil
Switzerland

Tel: Tel: +41 (0)61 207 54 37