The SkyScan 1173 is a high energy micro-CT scanner for large and dense objects with spiral scan possibility. It includes a 130kV microfocus X-ray source with improved stability of the focal spot position, a large format (>5Mp) flat panel sensor with special protection by a lead-glass fiber-optic window for achieving a long lifetime under high energy X-rays, and a precision object manipulator for large (up to 140mm in diameter, 200mm in length) and heavy (several kilograms) objects with an integrated micro-positioning stage.

X-ray Source

X-ray Detector

Maximum Object Size

Spatial Resolution


Optional Stages

40-130kV,8W ,<5 µm spot size

distortion-free Flat Panel sensor 2240x2240 pixels,12-bit

140mm in diameter, 200mm in lengt

<4-5 µm detail detectability, 7-8 µm low-contrast resolution

GPU-accelerated FDK reconstruction, optional GPU-cluster





Bruker Skyscan 1173 Micro-CT

High-energy Spiral Scan Micro-CT

Nanomaterials Core Characterization Facility

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Richmond, Virginia 23284

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