Scientific Director(s): 
Zuleima Karpyn, Professor of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering
Tim Ryan, Associate Professor of Anthropology
416 Academic Activities Building, University Park, PA 16802

X-Ray CT Instrumentation

The Center for Quantitative Imaging (CQI) is a multi-user research facility designed to serve the microCT imaging needs of the Pennsylvania State University and the broader scientific community. This facility houses a state-of-the art General Electric v|tome|x L300 nano/microCT that offers high resolution imaging with feature detectability of 1 micron, and 1200 mm maximum sample height.

In addition to the GE nano/microCT, CQI acquired a new Zeiss Xradia Versa 620, coming October 2020. The Versa will provide 40 nm voxel resolution, 100 mm maximum sample width, and 300 mm maximum sample height. This non-destructive systems provides three-dimensional imaging of biotic and abiotic materials, data output is quantitative and can serve as input for numerical modeling. CQI focuses on two main areas of research: monitoring internal processes in experimental systems and characterizing complex 3D structure and material composition in natural and synthetic systems. 

Dynamic Scanning Environment: Instrumentation

  • High pressure pumps
  • Vacuum pumps
  • Pressure vessels
  • Core holders
  • Fluid and gas flow
  • Heating and Cooling
  • Loading/tensile device
  • Machine shope


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Sample Submission

COVID-19 Return to Research

During COVID-19 pandemic and the return to research, please use the Submission Form for samples

Internal Rate: 
Instrument time: $105.00/hr, Operator time: $49.53/hr.
External Academic Rate: 
Instrument time: $178.94/hr, Operator time: $79.18/hr.
External Non-Academic Rate: 
Instrument time: $184.53/hr, Operator time: $81.66/hr.