Research equipment

The museum has very well-equipped laboratories for imaging and characterising macro- and microscopic palaeontological and zoological samples.

Resources consist of:

  • a NextEngine 3D laser scanner
  • a MakerBot 3D printer
  • a Nikon Metrology JCM-5000 NeoScope scanning electron microscope
  • multiple stereo- and petrographic microscopes, including three state-of-the-art multifocal plane microscopy systems.

​​​​​Additionally, there are several high-performance workstations used for 3D visualisation and analysis, with licenses for Amira, Mimics and COMSOL.

The research group also has strong links with several external partners, enabling access to X-ray computed tomography, synchrotron beamline and neutron imaging facilities.

To find out more about the Museum’s research equipment, or to enquire about access, please contact us at: facilities@oum.ox.ac.uk

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