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ZEISS on Your Campus microscopy workshop series is visiting the UK in 2017

ZEISS Microscopy UK recently kicked off its Life Science Imaging workshops giving microscope users the chance to redefine how they use the latest technology from ZEISS. The day consisted of short but focused talks and hands-on interactive workshops. The sessions provided an overview of the new ZEISS Celldiscoverer 7, Fast Mode for LSM 880 with Airyscan, the recently updated Axio Observer family of inverted research microscopes, and electron microscopy for life sciences with ZEISS Atlas 5. ZEISS experts were on-hand to discuss how the systems can be used to their full potential and demonstrated correlative 3D microscopy solutions from light toelectron/ion and X-ray microscopy.


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Enjoy a full week of microscopy knowledge!

ZEISS is the world's only one-stop manufacturer of light, X-ray and electron/ion microscopy systems. Our extensive portfolio enables research and routine applications in the life and materials sciences. This year we've partnered with BitesizeBio to bring you a whole week of advanced microscopy techniques for life sciences.
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Discover ZEISS MultiSEM 505, the world's fastest scanning electron microscope

When resolving structures at nanometer scale, electron microscopes are the tools of choice. In recent years, a need for imaging large areas or volumes at nanometer resolution with electron microscopes, such as in wafer defect inspection or volume imaging of biological tissues, has evolved.
However, because scanning electron microscopy is widely thought of as inherently slow, the SEM up to now is not considered for high-throughput applications. The featured article by Microscopy Today demonstrates a throughput increase of more than one order of magnitude with ZEISS MultiSEM 505.

Read on for more details and access to the full article, including an interview with Gregor Dellemann about multiple-beam scanning electron microscopy.


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Portrait of Joseph Fourier, 1796

This podcast is one in a series of contributions to microscopy with which we want to assist you with interesting topics from the field of practical microscopy. Today our application specialist Dr. Jacques Paysan will talk about "The Astonishing World of Joseph Fourier". Of course you can also directly download the podcast as mp3 here: The Astonishing World of Joseph Fourier

 

Tell us in the comments how you liked it and which topics you would like to see in the future!

Platinum nanostructures on silicon, imaged by L. Schlag, TU Ilmenau, with new ZEISS Gemini technology

Field emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM) is a standard technology for high resolution imaging and different contrasting methods - aiming for a comprehensive characterization of specimens. SEMs are typically known for their versatility: they cover a wide range of applications. The free webinar on April 15 will give you an introduction into conventional electro-optical SEM design as well as details on existing and improved ZEISS Gemini column technology. Furthermore an overview of a variety of applications from materials research, natural resources and industry will be given.

Register today for free!

Do you want to more know details? Read our new technology note!

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3D ultrastructures of a bone osteocyte (left) by R. Recker, Creighton University, and Dentin (right), University of Cambridge.

ZEISS Xradia Ultra leverages technology from synchrotron X-ray microscopy and has several key features integral to a wide range of research applications in materials and life sciences. Key benefits include:

  • Transmission X-ray microscope architecture with unique X-ray optics capable of <50 nm spatial resolution
  • The only 3D nanoscale X-ray microscope with a laboratory X-ray source
  • Absorption and Zernike phase contrast modes to optimize visualization of features in a wide range of materials
  • 4D and in situ capabilities to image the same specimen multiple times under varying conditions, including compression, tension and indentation

In the free webinar by Dr. Benjamin Hornberger on March 26, 10 AM PDT, you will learn about the synchrotron quality, high resolution 3D imaging capabilities of ZEISS Xradia Ultra.

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Technology Note ZEISS Gemini
Schematic cross-section of Gemini optical column with new high resolution gun mode, beam booster, Inlens detectors, novel lens design

Field emission scanning electron microscopy (FE-SEM) is standard technology for high resolution imaging and different contrasting methods aiming for a comprehensive characterization of specimens. A wide range of applications is covered by classical FE-SEM technology, including imaging surface sensitive and non-conductive samples without pre-treatment. The novel optical design of the Gemini column now delivers high contrast images at low voltage combined with excellent signal detection efficiency and signal-to-noise. Furthermore, an innovative concept for imaging at higher pressure ranges allows fast acquisition of crisp images in variable pressure mode with all the Inlens detectors known from high vacuum mode.

Get the free technology note here!

Interested in scanning electron microscopes by ZEISS? Visit our website!

The iBiology lecture surveys a variety of recent methods that achieve higher resolution than is possible with conventional microscopy with diffraction-limited optics. These include different types of patterned illumination (e.g. STED and SIM microscopy) or techniques that build up an image by stochastically switching on single fluorescent molecules and localizing each molecule with high spatial precision (STORM, PALM, FPALM). Visit the course webpage at iBiology here.

Interested in ZEISS ELYRA super-resolution microscopy systems? Click here!

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ZEISS ELYRA - Your platform for super-resolution microscopy

In the first part of this article series we went through how Photoactivated Localization Microscopy (PALM) works. Now that you have a good understanding of the technique, it is time to start thinking about how to prepare a good sample for PALM. In this article we will cover how to choose which fluorescent proteins to use for PALM, and then go over some tips and tricks for creating the perfect sample.

Learn more about this amazing imaging method in our newest knowledge article at BitesizeBio.

Interested in superresolution microscopy by ZEISS? Visit www.zeiss.com/elyra

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Single Molecule Localization with PALM imaging, CHO cells, courtesy of H. Shroff, H. Hess, HHMI Janelia Farm, Ashburn, USA.

This podcast is one in a series of contributions to microscopy with which we want to assist you with interesting topics from the field of practical microscopy. Today our application specialist Dr. Christian Hellriegel will talk about the "Magic of Fluorescence". Of course you can also directly download the podcast as mp3 here: The Magic of Fluorescence

 

Tell us in the comments how you liked it and which topics you would like to see in the future!