Hounsfield Facility: 3D X-ray imaging


The Hounsfield Facility is home to some of the very latest in X-ray imaging research equipment housed in a state-of-the-art building with a fully automated greenhouse which is manned by a laser guided robot, needed to feed the 1m long, 80kg samples to the largest scanner.

Our equipment permits the quantification of materials over a range of spatial scales from <1µm to 150 µm. A comparison table of the capabilities of each scanner can be found below.

Hounsfield lab


Nanotom v | tomex | M v | tomex | L (modified)
Spatial resolution <1µm to 35µm 5µm to 150µm 150µm
Sample size up to ~150 x 70 x 70mm up to ~400 x 300 x 300mm up to ~1000 x 250 x 250mm
X-ray energy:

up to 180kV


up to 240kV

up to 320kV
Detector 5Mpixel CMOS Flat panel detector Flat panel detector
Additional information Find out more about the Nanotom Find out more about the v|tomex|M Find out more about the v|tomex|L

Hounsfield Facility

The University of Nottingham
Sutton Bonington
Loughborough, LE12 5RD

telephone: +44 (0) 1159 516786
email: craig.sturrock@nottingham.ac.uk