Microtomography creates a large number of X-ray images of an object from different directions. Subsequently, the volumes of non-controlled structures can be reconstructed using these images (so called reconstruction or rear projection). Generally, these 3D reconstructions consist of individual slices of the object. The absorption of each volume element of the object is determined and thus, for example, the density of a sample can be deduced.
μCT is used at the Research Center for non-destructive investigation of archaeological finds or for extensive geological and soil-physical testing of soil and rock samples.