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About MAIC&PAIC Posted on Tue, Aug 25, 2015 at 10:09 AM

The Major Analytical Instrumentation Center (MAIC) is a materials characterization and analysis facility established to provide analytical support for Florida's scientific and engineering community in meeting the challenge of technology development. MAIC is a user oriented facility that provides service to the University of Florida, the state university system (SUS), and the industrial and commercial community.

The Particle Analysis Instrumentation Center (PAIC) grew out of a National Science Foundation ERC into one of the premier particle characterization facilities in the US. The PAIC provides the instrumentation and expertise to synthesize and characterize particulate systems for a wide variety of applications across a broad range of industries. There are over 30 instruments available for analyzing particle size, shape, surface and bulk powder properties along with spectroscopic, imaging and analytical instrumentation for chemical analysis and systems characterization. Please see the PAIC Analytical Services page for details about our available services.

New NanoCT Scanner at the NRF Posted on Thu, Feb 11, 2016 at 4:38 PM

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Photo of a GE V|tome|xm240 CT Scanner

GE V|tome|xm240 CT Scanner

  • Non-destructive 3D scans with sub-micron resolution.
  • 400X400 mm (16X16”) detector plate.
  • Multiple scans of a sample can be stitched together.
  • Maximum geometric magnification 2000X (2D)/200X (3D)
  • Maximum sample weight 20kg.
  • 200 nm spot size
  • VGStudioMax II Reconstruction Software for post processing raw voxel data. 3D or cross section visualization, measurement and animation capabilities.
  • Easily exported to 3D printer compatible files.

Translucent 3D replicas of CT scanned lizard and frog

Preserved lizard and frog were scanned and post processed to create printable files for both the skeleton and soft tissue. Tissue was printed with clear material and skeleton with white material.

Photographed by Kristen Grace, scanned by Edward Stanley, printed by Scott Gapinski.

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