An introduction to the Graz-ÁCT consortium
Institute of Solid State Physics
11:15 - 12:15 Wednesday 20 October 2021 PH01150
A consortium of 13 institutes from 3 Universities (the Graz University of Technology, Karl Franzens University of Graz, Medical University Graz) has acquired two X-ray micro-computed tomography (ÁT) machines with spatial resolutions below 3 Ám and 1 Ám. The Institute of Solid State Physics is part of this consortium and will host this new infrastructure.
This infrastructure will be used for basic research with a focus on in situ experiments. These experiments will enable measurements under controlled environmental conditions, such as temperature, gas phase, relative humidity, and mechanical stress. Research is planned in the fields of medicine, pharmaceutical research, geology, metallurgy, and paper. The new infrastructure will strengthen the research strategy of the Graz University of Technology, and the close cooperation within the consortium will open new fields of research, increasing the visibility of Austrian research facilities based in Graz.
In this talk, I will provide more information about the consortium, the future infrastructure, the challenges we face, and the next steps.