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nano3DX X-Ray Microscope

Rigaku’s nano3DX X-ray microscope features high-resolution optics and a high-power rotating anode, combined with sub-micron CCD technology. This combination allows for rapid data collection and offers the ability to switch anode materials quickly to optimize data acquisition.

The instrument offers an ultra-wide field of view and has the ability to measure relatively large samples at high resolution.

A true X-ray microscope, the nano3DX X-ray microscope images the entire sample from various angles and while doing so rebuilds a 3D image at 0.27µm resolution. The computer model enables users to visualize sections at any point on any plane, thus providing important insights into the sample’s structure.

X-ray microscopy is ideal for all types of materials, ranging from high density materials such as steels and ceramics to low density materials such as biological samples.

Key Features

The main features of the nano3DX X-ray microscope are:

  • Ultra-wide field of view
  • Fast data collection
  • High-power rotating anode and high-resolution optics
  • Sub-micron CCD technology
  • Streamlined design results in improved instrument stability
  • Reconstructs 3D image at 0.27µm resolution
  • Measures volumes up to 25 times larger in a single scan


The applications of the nano3DX X-ray microscope are:

  • Electronics
  • Materials science
  • Life sciences
  • Semiconductors
  • Minerals exploration
  • Mining
  • Pharmaceuticals

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