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Efficient microstructure characterization of metals using light microscopy

Your questions answered

Microstructure of Material

A material’s properties are strongly linked to its microstructure, such as grain size, porosity, phase and non-metallic inclusions. Light microscopy is a powerful tool for evaluating a material’s microstructure, but extracting meaningful results using traditional image analysis can be challenging.

In a recent SelectScience® webinar, Tim Schubert, materials scientists at the Materials Research Institute Aalen (IMFAA), Aalen University, and Torben Wulff, solutions manager light microscopy at ZEISS Research Microscopy Solutions, introduce a new comprehensive solution for microstructure analysis and present standardized techniques for metallography investigation.


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Organizing and managing digital classrooms efficiently

New software module ZEISS Labscope Teacher

ZEISS Labscope Teacher

The powerful new software module ZEISS Labscope Teacher expands the existing ZEISS Labscope installation. It puts the lecturer in charge of all connected microscopes in the network of the digital classroom while they move freely around the classroom. It lets the teacher define working groups, send group-specific tasks, and share digital information such as documents or presentations, thereby fostering teamwork. The master device makes it easy to keep everybody on track. The lecturer only needs to define the classroom layout once. Simple reloading to start the lesson saves valuable teaching time.


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ZEISS laser manipulation system based on Nobel Prize-winning “optical tweezer” technology

Using light to capture and manipulate tiny objects

PALM CombiSystem

The 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to Arthur Ashkin of the United States for his work on transforming laser light into miniature tools. Based on this technology, ZEISS has developed PALM MicroTweezers – an optical tweezers system that allows precise, contact-free cell manipulation as well as the trapping, moving, and sorting of microscopic particles such as beads or even subcellular particles.


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A new way of FIB-processing

Creating TEM lamellae with the new Ion-sculptor FIB column of ZEISS Crossbeam

TEM lamellae

The Ion-sculptor FIB column of the ZEISS Crossbeam FIB-SEM introduces a new way of FIB-processing. By minimizing sample damage you’ll maximize sample quality and perform experiments faster at the same time. When preparing TEM lamellae use the low voltage capabilities of the Ion-sculptor FIB: get ultra-thin samples while keeping amorphization damage at a minimum.


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Push the boundaries – upgrade your microscope

Additional functionality, improved performance or extended lifetime

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Demanding imaging tasks require to make the most of your valuable ZEISS system. Additionally, the questions you are asking develop and change over time.
Watch the video and discover how your highly modular ZEISS system can grow with your needs. See how upgrades and updates give you additional functionality, improved performance and extended lifetime.


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Life begins with ZEISS

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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World TB Day – how ZEISS is supporting the fight against tuberculosis

Ten years of the tuberculosis test microscope ZEISS Primo Star iLED

Besides Robert Koch’s 1882 discovery of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the pathogen that causes tuberculosis, ZEISS contributed another substantial technology to the battle against infectious diseases ten years ago: ZEISS Primo Star iLED. The tuberculosis test microscope is the result of cooperation between ZEISS and the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND) and was introduced at the Union Conference in Paris in 2008.


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An overview of 3D X-ray microscopy

ZEISS and Microscopy & Analysis present free guide

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This publication offers an overview of the latest 3D X-ray microscopy technology and its unique advantages. As you explore its pages, you will meet key researchers – particularly in the field of materials science – at some of the world-leading research facilities and laboratories who use XRM to meet their needs for flexible, high-resolution 3D and 4D imaging.


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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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