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Visualizing and integrating the image data to describe a complex 3D biological organism or a functional material across length scales is challenging, especially since no single conventional imaging modality, such as visible, electron microscopy (EM) and AFM (atomic force microscopy) can cover the range. While EM and AFM can resolve structures to molecular and atomic scale, there is an ongoing problem in integrating these results into the larger scale structure and functions encountered in life science, geophysics or material science research. All imaging modalities require the right combination of field of view (FOV) and resolution to support navigation and orientation for region of interest (ROI) selection and high resolution and high contrast imaging.
While 2D imaging modalities support "zoom in and out" for effective imaging, real non destructive 3D volume imaging does not support that capability. Xradia's multi lengthscale solution enables scientists and engineers to do this type of Scout-and-Zoom to effectively image samples of various scales at optimal resolution and field of view combinations. Encompassing the VersaXRM and UltraXRM platforms, Xradia's multi-length scale solution supports imaging from 40 mm FOV at ~30 micron resolution all the way down to 15 micron FOV at <50 nm resolution. This supports complete 3D mapping of the internal characteristics of samples in a variety of research and engineering applications such as Hierarchical Framework Multiscale imaging in life science research, computational analysis in materials science studies, oil and gas drilling feasibility analysis and semiconductor package failure analysis.