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Publication Date: 12/1/2011
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GE Intros phoenix NanoCT System
Compact x-ray system.
Wunstorf, Germany — The phoenix nanotom m, from GE's Inspection Technologies, has been developed to meet the growing demand for high resolution and high precision X-ray computed tomography (CT) for non-destructive 3D analysis.

The new system provides fully automated CT scan execution, volume reconstruction and analysis, while offering ease of use as well as fast and reproducible CT results. The system may be used in applications ranging from small electronic packages to medium-sized electronic assemblies.

The nanotom m incorporates a new phoenix 180kV/15W, high-power nanofocus X-ray tube, which is optimized for long-term stability and allows scanning of highly absorbing materials such as metals and ceramics. The internal cooling of the tube also significantly reduces thermal effects such as drift, to ensure even sharper imaging as well as allowing the long scanning times frequently required in scientific research.

The new CT system also provides a very wide dynamic range, typically five times better than current state-of-the-art nanoCT equipment, because of its temperature-stabilized, 3072 x 2400 pixel DXR 500L detector from GE. This large detector area allows sample sizes of up to 250 x 240mm, which along with the combination of proprietary technology of X-ray tube, detector, generator and CT software, ensures that a voxel size of down to 300nm (0.3µm) can be achieved.

Contact: phoenix|x-ray, GE Sensing & Inspection Technologies GmbH, Niels-Bohr-Str. 7, D-31515 Wunstorf, Germany +49 5031 172-0 E-mail: Web:

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