Tag Archives: Electron and Ion Microscopy

All things electron & ion microscopy

Microscopic studies of ancient concrete could teach us to do as the Romans did

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 is among the Top 5 projects of the Deutscher Zukunftspreis 2017

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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Free short course: Introduction to Micro-Computed Tomography

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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Helium ions image bacteria-attacking virus

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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German state and federal governments agree on funding for a high-resolution microscopy centre in Heidelberg

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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ZEISS instruments in the ECR quality lab

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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Correlative Microscopy – Essential Knowledge Briefing from Microscopy & Analysis

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.


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Get ahead in the game of 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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