Tag Archives: Electron and Ion Microscopy

All things electron & ion microscopy

Now enabling fast acquisition rates and minimal sample damage for high resolution 3D block face imaging of biological samples

In collaboration with the National Center for Microscopy and Imaging Research (NCMIR) at the University of California San Diego, ZEISS releases a new Focal Charge Compensation module for block face imaging with ZEISS GeminiSEM and 3View® from Gatan, Inc. Focal Charge Compensation expands versatility and considerably increases data quality without prolonging acquisition times. It enables easy imaging of even the most charge prone samples. Resin embedded tissues and cells can now be imaged without charging artifacts, while the pixel dwell time is reduced. Decreasing beam exposure time ensures fast acquisition rates and  guards against sample damage. This is key to acquire reliable and reproducible 3D data.


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Modular platform for intuitive operation, routine investigations and research applications

ZEISS presents the new generation of its proven high performance scanning electron microscope (SEM): The new instruments of the ZEISS EVO family come with a variety of improvements regarding usability, image quality and seamless integration into multimodal workflows. With its comprehensive range of available options, the ZEISS EVO family can be tailored precisely to requirements in life sciences, material sciences, or routine industrial quality assurance.


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Many Roman concrete structures still stand strong today. It has long puzzled scientists as to how they remain intact more than 2000 years later, whether fully immersed in seawater or partly immersed in shoreline environments. And not only have these structures stood the test of time, they have even become stronger. With the help of ZEISS EVO and MERLIN Compact, a group of scientists based in China, Italy and the US have discovered the secret ingredient that could revolutionize the way concrete is manufactured today.


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ZEISS MultiSEM equally benefits the field of brain research and the semiconductor industry

ZEISS MultiSEM is among the Top 5 projects of the Deutscher Zukunftspreis 2017. The prize for technology and innovation is awarded by the German president and honors excellent scientific innovations that also have economic potential and create jobs. While in a conventional scanning electron microscope only a single electron beam captures the sample, ZEISS MultiSEM uses up to 91 parallel rays – the only microscope in the world to do so. This results in an extremely high capture speed and reduces the data acquisition time for biological samples from several years to a matter of months. As a result, ZEISS MultiSEM is the world’s fastest electron microscope.


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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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ZEISS ORION NanoFab contributes to publication in Advanced Biosystems

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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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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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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