Colour X-ray Computed Tomography

Project Details


Correlating X-ray photon energy with mass attenuation coefficient for relevant elements found in the NHM collection to provide spatial chemical mapping in 3D.

Layperson's description

X-ray CT is a tool for assessing microscopic structures, but with knowledge of how X-ray photons interact with certain materials, the different levels of grey in a CT scan can be associated with specific chemical elements.
Short titleColourCT
Effective start/end date16/10/23 → …


  • Correlative
  • Multimodal
  • X-ray
  • Microscopy
  • Technique
  • Technology