FEI Heliscan Micro-CT

The FEI Heliscan Micro-CT is a state-of-the-art instrument capable of non-destructive imaging of samples down to 700 nm resolution. The Heliscan incorporates helical scanning technology which allows researchers to obtain artifact-free continuous data sets of very long core samples. This enables imaging of in-situ flow and fluid occupancy within core samples without losing sample area due to limitations associated with the traditional circular CT scan. The COIFPM currently hosts six Heliscans integrated with high pressure and temperature micro-core flooding systems to allow the study of porous samples under a wide range of conditions. The applications of the Heliscan are broad, ranging from oil and gas research to biological systems imaging.