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“I’m working on something that could, one day, help cure my disease”

Researching Alport syndrome with ZEISS multibeam ion microscopy

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A ZEISS team in Peabody, USA is hard at work developing the multibeam ion microscope ZEISS ORION NanoFab. This instrument makes it possible to uncover kidney diseases that previously remained a mystery – a technique that can save lives.

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Read the Nature paper on "Ultrastructural Characterization of the Glomerulopathy in Alport Mice by Helium Ion Scanning Microscopy (HIM)" here

Tags: Electron and Ion Microscopy

Fighting Fungi

Fighting Fungi

Eliminating fungal infections with the help of ZEISS microscopes

Customer Story

Fungal infections are highly dangerous – and sometimes even life-threatening. For the last four
years, scientists from Jena and Würzburg have been investigating the mechanisms of fungi at the Transregional Collaborative Research Center, FungiNet, which is sponsored by the German Research Association (DFG). The facility also uses ZEISS microscopes. Dr. Axel Brakhage provides some insights into his work.

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Explore ZEISS imaging technologies and applications for the life sciences

Tags: Confocal Microscopy, Light Microscopy

Materials Paradigm

Build the future through materials innovation

Using microscopy to identify new materials

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In the hunt for new materials, robust and efficient materials characterization is crucial: Learn how to combine the right instruments, techniques, and workflows.

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Tags: Electron and Ion Microscopy, Light Microscopy, X-ray Microscopy

ZEISS microscopes support assisted reproductive technologies

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ZEISS microscopes support assisted reproductive technologies

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In an average class of 30 children, there is one child who was not conceived naturally. Today, there are several assisted reproductive technologies that can help couples unable to conceive naturally to have the baby they so desire. In addition to conventional in vitro fertilization (IVF), which involves spontaneous fertilization in a glass petri dish, there is also intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), which involves injecting a single sperm into the prepared egg cell under a microscope using a micromanipulator.

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Tags: Light Microscopy

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How ZEISS microscopes support chip manufacturers

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

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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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Tags: Electron and Ion Microscopy, Light Microscopy, X-ray Microscopy

Lost Planet

Deciphering the story of the solar system

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

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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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Tags: Electron and Ion Microscopy

Science Webinar Materials Sciences

Science and ZEISS present webinar on new methods for characterizing nanostructures

Exploring advances in high-resolution and in situ imaging

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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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Tags: Electron and Ion Microscopy, X-ray Microscopy

ZEISS Microscopy Customer Center Tokyo reopened

Experiencing the broad spectrum of ZEISS microscopes

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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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Tags: Confocal Microscopy, Correlative Microscopy, Digital Microscopy, Electron and Ion Microscopy, Light Microscopy, Software & Digital Imaging, X-ray Microscopy

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The industrialization of additive manufacturing of metals

Process optimization and improved output with ZEISS microscopes

Customer Story

There is a wide range of potential applications for industrial 3D printed metal parts. The complex procedure of additive manufacturing can be optimized by detailed analysis of materials and processes. Microscopy and metrology solutions from ZEISS provide companies like Oerlikon with a more in-depth understanding of upstream and downstream 3D printing processes and enable their close monitoring.

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Discover how Oerlikon is establishing its leading position in the AM development with ZEISS solutions

Tags: Light Microscopy

Quality assurance at Audi

ZEISS scanning electron microscope supports Audi in quality assurance

Defect analysis of components situated in engines and gears

Customer Story

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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Read here how ZEISS AURIGA is changing Audi's quality assurance

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Tags: Electron and Ion Microscopy