Xradia MicroXCT Batch 2

Kriti Sen Sharma


Room 1003, NCFL, CRC - See Lab Location for details

  • Beginning last week of March. I will send out more details soon.

  • We hope to complete the entire training session by end of Spring semester 2010.


 Trainee PI     DepartmentCompleted      Training?
 James D. Schiffbauer
 James D. Schiffbauer,
 Shuhai Xiao
 Geoscience YES    
 Spencer Lee    
 Edward Fox
 Computer Science
 Craig Kewei Xiao
 GQ Lu    
 Kevin Sheets
 Abby Morgan
 Jillian Chodak
 Brian Lattimer 
 Christopher Detzel
 Padma Rajagopalan

*** Class Wiki link (coming up)

Plan for the Training session
  • Day 1: The first day would be a workshop where:
    • the Directors of the facility would be giving talks
    • many more people would attend
    • there would be free food !!!
  • For the next 2 sessions, I would be giving you demo-s on the scanner.
    • unfortunately, no more free food :(
  • For last 2-3 sessions, the full batch of 6 trainees would be split into 3 groups of 2 each.
    • there would be hands-on practice on the scanner, 1 group at a time.


 Before the Training

Before the training session starts, there are some requirements that you need to complete.
Details below:

These should be completed before attending the first training session:
  1. Radiation Safety Certification: Visit the Environmental, Health and Safety Services (EHSS) site and register for the Cabinet X-ray Equipment class. Then complete the Radiation Safety course through Blackboard. (This class can be completed ONLINE; you do NOT have to attend any lectures.)

    A radiation badge will be assigned to you and it must be worn at all times when using the scanners.
    Allow for some time for EHSS to deliver badges - usually your badges are directly mailed to us

  2. NCFL Entry Card: You need to get a security key card for building access. For more details, read the section on "Physical Access" at the NCFL site.

  3. Collaboration Guidelines: You and the project PI need to review the Collaborator webpage for guidelines of facility usage. Following this, send an email to the SAMCT manager and Director (project PI in CC), stating that your project team accepts the Guidelines.

  4. Online Training Material: Go through the online training material (tutorials, videos).
After the Training
  • After successful completion of training, ask the SAMCT manager to give you:
    • Security code to enter the CT facility.
    • Scheduler login and password
  • You are allowed to operate only the scanner for which you have completed training.
  • Always schedule instrument before usage.
Xradia MicroXCT:
    Click here for Training Material on Xradia MicroXCT

"Piled Higher and Deeper" by Jorge Cham

Sessions begin next week

posted Mar 23, 2010, 12:41 PM by Kriti Sen Sharma


Hope to see you all at the Nano-/Micro- CT Workshop this Thursday.

First a reminder to complete the following requirements before training sessions begin:
  1. Xray Safety Certification
  2. NCFL Entry Card
  3. Collaboration Guidelines (need confirmation by email)
  4. Online courses
We will begin actual training sessions next week. Submit your time preferences in Doodle by Thursday:


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