Materials Research

3D Printing of Nanoporous Polymers

Researchers use scanning electron microscopy and confocal fluorescence microscopy to develop a new method to 3D-print objects with inherent nanoporosity.

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Towards the Battery of the Future

A microscopy image of a lithium ion battery submitted by Andreas Kopp from Aalen University (Germany) has won 2nd prize in the ZEISS Microscopy Image Contest 2021.

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Working Towards Ultrasensitive, Affordable Sensors for Glucose and Glyphosate

Researchers develop a new method to produce nanoporous gold particles on a transparent substrate.

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3 min

Crystal Critters: Improving Sustainability in Spray Cooling Heat Exchange

Researchers use optical and scanning electron microscopy to describe the phenomenon of self-ejecting crystals from heated, nanotextured superhydrophobic materials

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5 min

World Ocean Day – One Ocean, One Climate, One Future

June 8, 2021 marks World Ocean Day. Microscopes play a crucial role in making marine organisms visible and helping to understand the complex networks behind them. They also bring to our attention what naturally doesn’t belong into the ocean – above all: microplastics.

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3 min

Nanoflowers as Next Generation Catalysts

Scanning electron microscopy details a new generation of nanoflowers

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1 min

Thin Film Fracture Toughness and Focused Ion Beam (FIB) Milling

Researchers investigate possible ion damage during focused ion bean (FIB) structuring of metallic thin films

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2 min

Crystallographic Structure of Powder Beds from X-ray Microscopy

Researchers successfully use LabDCT to study 3D crystallographic information

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2 min

A Look Inside the Microscopic World of Gems

An interview with a gemologist and microscope enthusiast

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6 min

Development of Novel Quantum Sensors with New FE-SEM Technology

The Center for Applied Quantum Technology (ZAQuant) receives the world’s first ZEISS GeminiSEM 560 installatio

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4 min

Improving the Design of Anode Materials in Lithium Ion Batteries

Researchers use advanced imaging methods to understand the structure-property relationship

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4 min

Structuring Semiconductor Materials with Atomic Precision

Researchers use helium ion microscopy to engineer atomic defects in molybdenum disulfide.

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3 min

New Podcast Features Great Microscopists of Our Time

Listen to The Microscopists

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4 min

Blocking Radiation in Wearable Devices

Researchers use scanning electron microscopy (SEM) to characterize a lightweight, flexible material with high performance shielding capabilities

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2 min

Peering Inside the Solidification Process of Metals

X-ray tomography and 3D EBSD help researchers better understand the formation of complex microstructures through crystallization

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3 min