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Task 1.3: Purchase of Micro-CT tomograph

Category 
General Task 
Status 
in progress 
Start date 
2010-11-01 
End date 
2011-05-01 
 

 

Description

Purchase of a Micro-CT tomograph. A micro-CT tomograph will be purchased, with resolution of a micro-metre scale, which practically means that even the fine structure of the morphological characters may be perfectly observed in any individual from phyto- and zooplankton to macro- and even mega-fauna. The tomograph produces 3-D graphical representations of the scanned object, which is a particularly important feature in accurate species identification. More importantly, they do not make use of covering material (e.g. platinum), a feature, which makes them highly desirable for the scanning of type-material stored in museums.

Expected cost: 240,000 €.

 

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