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Lectures, lunch and a visit to the μCT lab at the ESE department at Imperial College London included


Together with ZEISS the Imperial College London is offering a free short course on 14 September 2017, which introduces participants to micro-computed tomography (micro-CT) as a basic tool for experimental research in porous media.

Included are lectures and a visit to the micro-CT lab at the Department of Earth Science and Engineering of the Imperial College London.

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Tags: Correlative Microscopy, Electron and Ion Microscopy, X-ray Microscopy

ZEISS ORION NanoFab contributes to publication in Advanced Biosystems

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Helium ions have been used to image viruses attacking bacteria. These bacteriophages viruses represent a possible alternative to antibiotics for treating bacterial infections.

A team from the University of Jyväskylä in Finland has turned to helium ion microscopy. With the help of ZEISS ORION NanoFab they were able to produce high-resolution images of bacteriophages–bacteria interactions at different stages of infection, and also demonstrated the feasibility of using neon and helium milling techniques to reveal subsurface structures.

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Tags: Electron and Ion Microscopy

Linking pore topography and topology using nanoscale 3D FIB-SEM and FIB-HIM imaging


In this webinar we will overview all the methodological requirements which lie behind producing high fidelity nano-scale images, before looking at how these techniques can be used to understand the differences between organic hosted pore structures seen in onshore economic US shale reservoirs and those seen in more conventional pore structures.

When: September 6th, 2017, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM PST

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Tags: X-ray Microscopy

Thermo Fisher Scientific, Leica and ZEISS will contribute a total sum of ten million Euros to the project


The letter of intent was signed today during an official ceremony on the campus of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg by representatives of the German government together with industry and foundation partners. The new centre for light and electron microscopy will be a unique service facility for the life sciences and unite cutting-edge equipment, experts and data analysis. The centre will be open to visiting scientists from all over the world as well as industry partners. It will make new technologies at EMBL available to foster a better understanding of the molecular basis of life and disease.

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Tags: Confocal Microscopy, Correlative Microscopy, Electron and Ion Microscopy, Light Microscopy, Super-resolution Microscopy

Producing engines for champions requires absolute precision


ECR Engines is a high-performance engine production and development company  that has earned over 250 victories in NASCAR racing series including the legendary Daytona 500. Producing engines for champions requires absolute precision. In the ECR lab, they utilize a variety of metrology instruments from ZEISS.

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Tags: Confocal Microscopy, Correlative Microscopy, Electron and Ion Microscopy, Light Microscopy, Software & Digital Imaging

ZEISS & Wiley present free guide


This Essential Knowledge Briefing aims to provide a simple introduction to correlative microscopy. It describes the different microscopy techniques that are commonly combined together, outlines the benefits and challenges of these different combinations, and explores how correlative microscopy will develop and advance in the future.

Download the free EKB guide here

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Tags: Correlative Microscopy, Electron and Ion Microscopy, Light Microscopy, X-ray Microscopy

Combine multiple imaging technologies from ZEISS and gain new perspectives on your sample


Microscopy is so much more than simply making small things visible. With different microscopy techniques, you can observe living cells in motion, collect three-dimensional measurements, identify chemical elements, count tiny particles, characterize surfaces, create nano structures, and look into the smallest objects without destroying them.

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Tags: Airyscan, Confocal Microscopy, Correlative Microscopy, Digital Classroom, Digital Microscopy, Electron and Ion Microscopy, Light Microscopy, Light sheet Microscopy, Software & Digital Imaging, Super-resolution Microscopy, X-ray Microscopy

Improving ease-of-use and accelerating the experimental workflow


WITec’s solution for correlative Raman-SEM imaging is now available for ZEISS Sigma 300, a field emission scanning electron microscope (FE-SEM). With this jointly-developed system, WITec and ZEISS have furthered their collaboration to provide a fully-integrated instrument available as an OEM product through ZEISS that features a standard, unmodified vacuum chamber and SEM column along with a complete confocal Raman microscope and spectrometer. It expands the range of choices available to the researcher and incorporates generations of experience in Raman spectroscopic imaging and advanced structural analysis.

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Tags: Correlative Microscopy, Electron and Ion Microscopy

Comparing Airyscan technology to conventional confocal imaging in live cell imaging



The recently published peer-reviewed paper “Exploring the Potential of Airyscan Microscopy for Live Cell Imaging” by Kseniya Korobchevskaya, B. Christoffer Lagerholm, Huw Colin-York  and Marco Fritzsche from the University of Oxford, UK highlights the significant improvement of resolution and signal-to-noise at the same time of ZEISS Airyscan compared to conventional confocal imaging techniques.

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Tags: Airyscan, Confocal Microscopy