Applications of X-ray computed tomography (XRT) and live demonstration of the new XRT facility at Wageningen UR

Imagine that you could see the internal structure of your product or research object. Join this free, half day workshop if you believe that this would help you to improve your products or research.

Organisator Shared Research Facilities, Wageningen Food & Biobased Research

di 18 juni 2013 13:30 tot 18:00

Locatie Impulse, building number 115
Stippeneng 2
6708 WE Wageningen
+31 317-482828
X-ray Computed Tomography (XRT) or micro computed tomography (μCT) makes it possible to non-invasively measure the 3D structure of objects with a resolution below 1 micrometre.

CAT-AgroFood, part of Wageningen UR, opened its advanced dual source XRT facility in April. The CAT-AgroFood XRT facility can be used by companies, research institutions and universities that want to quickly gain an understanding of the internal structure of the products they are studying. The XRT can reveal the structure in many different systems, for instance in food products, paper, plants, seed, soils and engineering materials. In addition, it can also be used to non-destructively measure internal dimensions and defects in complex structures.

During the workshop the XRT and its applications will be presented by researchers of Wageningen UR. The workshop is open to everyone who is interested to know more about the technique and the new facility.

Programme 18 June 2013

13.30: Registration with coffee and tea

14.00: Welcome - by Petra Caessens (manager operations CAT-AgroFood)

14.10: Introduction of XRT technology - by Marcel Meinders (Food & Biobased Research)

14.45: Applications of XRT in research and product development:

  • Case study using XRT in research on crispness of crackers - by Erik Esveld (Food & Biobased Research)
  • Applications in soil research - by Mirjam Pulleman (Soil quality)
  • Applications in plant research – by Beatriz Andreo Jimenez (Plant physiology)
  • Applications in various areas such as food, animal and materials - by Marcel Meinders (Food & Biobased Research)

16.00: Demonstration of the XRT facility and drinks

18.00: End of the programme