Tag Archives: Electron and Ion Microscopy

All things electron & ion microscopy

How ZEISS microscopes support chip manufacturers

Looking inside structures of failed devices and finding out why they failed

ZEISS light, electron and ion microscopes are used throughout the manufacturing process for 2D and 3D surface imaging, to measure volumes just as well as linear dimensions or cross sections. Another common use for 3D imaging is failure analysis. Chip manufacturers use ZEISS technology to look inside structures of failed devices for clues to why they failed, helping to create more stable and reliable products for the future.


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Deciphering the story of the solar system

Research reveals meteorites found in Sudan in 2008 are remnants of lost planet

Using ZEISS FIB-SEM technology, Swiss, French, and German scientists observed fragments of a meteorite that crashed into Earth more than a decade ago. They discovered it contained tiny gems that formed deep inside a lost planet from the early days of the solar system at least 4.55 billion years ago.


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Science and ZEISS present webinar on new methods for characterizing nanostructures

Exploring advances in high-resolution and in situ imaging

During the webinar, the speakers will:

  • Review the latest advances in nanoscale 3D printed lattice structures
  • Present their own work involving SEM and HIM imaging methods to characterize nanolattice structures.
  • Describe the use of nondestructive 3D X-ray imaging methods
  • Discuss future directions for in situ imaging
  • Answer questions during the live broadcast!

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ZEISS Microscopy Customer Center Tokyo reopened

Experiencing the broad spectrum of ZEISS microscopes

Following expansion and renovation, the ZEISS Microscopy Customer Center Tokyo reopened in April 2018. Around 45 customers from industry and academia attended the grand ceremony. Dr. Kaoru Sato from JFE Techno-Research Corporation, one of Japan’s most well versed experts in electron microscopy, expressed his future expectations for ZEISS in a speech. After the ribbon-cutting ceremony, ZEISS offered tours of the center.


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ZEISS scanning electron microscope supports Audi in quality assurance

Defect analysis of components situated in engines and gears

Audi’s quality assurance department checks various components for faults on a daily basis. The team benefits from the ZEISS AURIGA field emission scanning electron microscope, which enables analyses in the sub-micrometer range. Users benefit from the 3D imaging and analysis capabilities of the GEMINI electron column and the processing and sample preparation ability of a focused ion beam.


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ZEISS invites to Day of Microscopy in Oberkochen, Germany

Focus on the latest microscopy techniques and a wide range of applications

ZEISS will host the Day of Microscopy at the ZEISS Forum and ZEISS Microscopy Customer Centre Europe in Oberkochen on May 16 and 17, 2018. International guests from research, science and industry can expect a varied program of lectures, workshops and discussions that will give impressive applicative and technological insights into light, electron and X-ray microscopy at ZEISS. Keynotes from science and industry will take you into the world of tomorrow to demonstrate the broad scope of microscopy.


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Official Opening of the APAC Support Center in Shanghai

Supporting customers in the Asia-Pacific region

The opening of the ZEISS Microscopy APAC Support Center (ASC) in Shanghai is another milestone for ZEISS Microscopy to enable and support customers in the increasingly important and growing APAC region. “We can only ensure sustainable growth if we’re in a position to deliver the services our customers need quickly and effectively,” says Alex Cheong, Regional Service Manager APAC for ZEISS Microscopy.


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Describing a new species using light and scanning electron microscopy

Oberonia aureolabris – a new addition to the world of orchids

Daniel L. Geiger, Curator of Malacology at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, recently discovered and named a new orchid species. In addition to macrophotography, he used light, stereo and electron microscopes from ZEISS. One of the distinguishing characteristics is the golden-orange color of the flower. And that is how he came up with the name for the species: ‘aureo’ (Latin for golden) and ’labris’ (Latin for lip): Oberonia aureolabris.


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Reconstructing brain circuits

A carbon nanotube coated tape for serial-section electron microscopy

An international research team centered at Japan’s National Institute for Physiological Sciences with German Max Planck Institute and ZEISS Microscopy developed a carbon nanotube tape for facilitating serial-section electron microscopy used for reconstructing brain circuits. The superior properties of the described tape enable even larger-scale imaging projects – as imaging becomes more reliable and image quality is improved. In particular high-throughput imaging devices such as ZEISS MultiSEM benefit from this recent development.

 


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World Cancer Day

Cancer research - ZEISS microscopes provide insights into how cancer proliferates

In cancer research, scientists often use ZEISS microscopes to understand how healthy cells are different to cancer cells. Live cell imaging helps to monitor the dynamic processes in the cell cycle and is often used in cell or animal models. Autofluorescence or fluorescent labels help to distinguish tumor cells and tissue from healthy cells. Such basic research is the very foundation for the development of novel diagnoses, treatments, and cures.


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