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Understanding the Toxicity of Nanoparticles

Physico-chemical characterization provides more information

Customer Story

The nanoparticle-scope (npSCOPE) is a research project funded by the European Commission H2020 bringing together nine partners with the aim of developing a new integrated, optimized instrument to provide a comprehensive physico-chemical characterization of nanoparticles – both in their original form and incorporated into complex matrices such as biological tissue.

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Tags: Electron and Ion Microscopy

Correlative Microscopy in Materials Science by Wiley

Correlative Microscopy in Materials Science (Second Edition)

ZEISS & Wiley present free guide

Knowledge

Correlative microscopy allows scientists to study a greater diversity of samples, as some microscopy techniques work better with some materials than others, and to generate a much greater range of information about those samples at various different scales.

The second edition of this Essential Knowledge Briefing (EKB) offers an introduction to correlative microscopy: different techniques, specific benefit, and combinations scientists tend to employ for studying non-biological materials. There are also several case studies detailing specific examples of how scientists have applied correlative microscopy and what it has allowed them to discover.

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Tags: Correlative Microscopy

Svetlana B. Adaksina at the Art of Restoration conference

“Without Microscopes, Restorers Would Be Blind.”

Hermitage Deputy Director and Chief Curator Svetlana B. Adaksina shares some insights

Customer Story

The Art of Restoration conference took place at the world famous State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg in May 2019. The conference was organized for the second time by Hermitage and OPTEC ZEISS Group/ZEISS Research Microscopy Solutions.

We spoke to Hermitage Deputy Director and Chief Curator Svetlana B. Adaksina about the conference, restoring Cultural Heritage, and the cooperation with ZEISS.

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Read the blog article on the Hermitage becoming the first labs@location Partner of ZEISS in Russia

Explore how ZEISS microscopes support the Laboratory for Scientific Restoration of Precious Metals at Hermitage

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

ZEISS Axiozoom V.16 helps to repair butterfly wings.

The Natural History Museum London – Behind the Scenes 3

Conserving and digitizing butterflies

Customer Story

There is more to an exhibition than what is on display. A lot of a museum’s treasures are behind the scenes and require constant maintenance and protection. There are various materials that are subject to conservation, restoration, and digitization, including textile, paper, books, glass, ceramics, paintings, wood, metals, skeletons, and whole animals.

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Discover the "Make the visible" project at NHM

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

A high-resolution 3D model of a dinosaur skull

The Natural History Museum London – Behind the Scenes 2

Making the invisible tangible

Customer Story

The “Make it visible” project at the Natural History Museum (NHM) London aims to give blind and partially sighted visitors a chance to experience the beauty of nature shown in the exhibition. With the help of microscopes, natural history themed samples are printed in 3D to be used for public outreach activities – which include exhibitions, public and school events.

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Read the introducing blog article about science at NHM

Read the blog article on conserving and digitizing butterflies at NHM

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

Facilities of the Natural History Museum London

The Natural History Museum London – Behind the Scenes 1

From mosquito DNA to Martian meteorites

Customer Story

The Natural History Museum (NHM) in London is not only a world-famous museum with around 5 million visitors per year, but also a world leading research institution with more than 350 scientists in earth and life sciences working on major scientific questions about our past and our future.

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

The lucky pathway of LaPaz 02342 xenolith from a disrupted comet

Meteorite Hides a Fragment of an Ancient Comet

Surprise discovered by ZEISS microscopes

Customer Story

A tiny piece of the building blocks from which comets form has been found inside a primitive meteorite that broke away from an asteroid. The rare discovery provides a critical insight into the formation of the solar system over 4.5 billion years ago, and how it evolved into what we see today. In a study published in Nature Astronomy, scientists were analyzing a meteorite called LaPaz Icefield 02342, which was found in Antarctica in 2002.

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Read the paper, published in Nature Astronomy, here

Learn more about the the journey to the moon and ZEISS technology and space today

Tags: Light Microscopy

ZEISS NEO pixel

Microscopes Are Taking Over the Measuring Lab

Pooled expertise in microscopy and metrology to create ZEISS NEO pixel software

News

The new ZEISS NEO pixel software for measuring microscopic images, especially in combination with the ZEISS Smartzoom 5 digital microscope, now offers the operator comprehensive measuring functions. Dr. Robert Zarnetta, who is responsible for Industrial Microscopy Solutions at ZEISS, sat down to discuss the range of applications for this new functionality.

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More information on the ZEISS NEO pixel measurement software

More information on ZEISS Smartzoom 5

Tags: Digital Microscopy, Light Microscopy, Software & Digital Imaging

Clever ergonomics for comfortable lab work

Speeding up Imaging and Documentation of Microscopic Samples

Smart Microscopy from ZEISS simplifies biomedical routine lab work

News

Smart Microscopy from ZEISS is a new concept for the routine digital documentation of microscopic samples. The Smart Microscopy system takes away a large share of the workload from the users. It automatically adjusts many of the required settings, thus digital documentation of microscopic specimens becomes easier and more efficient.

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More information on ZEISS Axioscope 5

Tags: Digital Microscopy, Light Microscopy

Analyzing the microstructure of fuel cells

“The Hydrogen Era Is yet to Come”

The role of fuel cells in the energy transition

Customer Story

Fuel cells generate electricity emission-free and could therefore play a crucial role in all areas of energy supply in future. Professor Ellen Ivers-Tiffée and Dr. André Weber from the Institute for Applied Materials – Materials of Electrical Engineering (IAM-WET) at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) are working on the optimization of these fuel cells. For more than 20 years, they have studied electrochemical energy conversion.

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More information on ZEISS microscopes for power generation and energy solutions research

Tags: Electron and Ion Microscopy