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Research and teaching centre
environmental geosciences
Research and teaching centre
environmental geosciences

2D and 3D X-ray imaging (MATRIX)



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MATRIX brochure

MATRIX is the 2D and 3D X-ray imaging platform of the Sustainable Environment of the CEREGE. 

It offers a complete service, unique at national and European level, of spectroscopic techniques and'correlative and multi-scale imaging.

Its analytical park allows the combined use of several non-destructive techniques to characterise the heterogeneity (i) structural (micro and nano X-ray tomography), (ii) mineralogical (X-ray microdiffraction) and (iii) chemical (hyperspectral X-ray microfluorescence mapping) of the same sample. 

The platform is open to all. It has the label " Aix-Marseille Technology Platform "since 2017 and is part of the SPIX (Spectroscopy and X-ray Imaging) from ReGEF network (French Geochemical and Experimental Network, INSU-CNRS).

The staff of the platform has extensive experience in X-ray spectroscopy and imaging, both in the laboratory and at the synchrotron. They will assist and advise you in the choice of techniques, sample preparation and image analysis.