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The solar cells of the future

Oak Ridge National Labs researchers use ZEISS ORION NanoFab SIMS to characterize perovskite photovoltaic films

Perovskite solar cells

Solar cells made out of a perovskite-structured compound are the fastest-growing solar technology to date. Compared to traditional silicon solar cells, the raw materials used are cheap to produce, simple to manufacture, and their efficiencies are very high making them commercially attractive and a very promising material for high-efficiency optoelectronic applications. Very recently, researchers from the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee have employed a unique combination of imaging and characterization tools and atomic-level simulations to solve a longstanding debate about the internal structure of these fascinating materials.


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High performance geological investigation

ZEISS Mineralogic v1.6 offers a bumper range of new capabilities

ZEISS Mineralogic Mining for automated mineral analysis

The 7th instalment of ZEISS Mineralogic since the software was brought to the market in July 2014 represents a significant advancement in both features and productivity.

The software is already well known for providing quantitative mineralogy with the ability to calibrate EDX data to reference standards whilst simultaneously quantifying mineral textures. ZEISS has expanded this capability to provide a significant throughput improvement without compromising data quality whilst also increasing the quantitative textural classification ability of the system.


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Efficient microstructure characterization of metals using light microscopy

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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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New fast 5 megapixel microscope camera for routine fluorescence applications

Acquiring up to 36 frames per second at full 5 MP resolution

ZEISS Axiocam 305 mono

ZEISS Axiocam 305 mono is the new 5 megapixel camera from ZEISS for high resolution imaging at fast speeds. State-of-the-art CMOS Global Shutter technology lets you follow and capture samples accurately. This fast camera acquires up to 36 frames per second at full 5 MP resolution.


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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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Rice Rice Baby!

Agricultural research using X-ray microscopy

imaging result of rice flower

In order to identify the structural differences between rice varieties and different parts, microscopic observation is necessary. ZEISS X-ray microscopy enables researchers to observe the inner structure with a 3D non-destructive method, which provides a new tool for rice and other agricultural research. In order to develop the application of X-ray microscopy with rice, the Shanghai Institute of Plant Physiology and Ecology, SIBS, CAS and ZEISS cooperated on the imaging study of rice samples.


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Discovery in telomere biology advances understanding of cancer, ageing and heart disease

ZEISS Airyscan technology helps to reveal telomere structure

A team of Sydney scientists – including Katharina Gaus from University of New South Wales (UNSW) – have made a groundbreaking discovery in telomere biology with implications for conditions ranging from cancer to ageing and heart disease. The unique area detector technology of ZEISS LSM 880 with Airyscan made it possible to image telomere structures.


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ZEISS sponsors traveling exhibition showcasing extraordinary images from science

“Images from Science 3” explores interface of science, technology, art, design, and communication

Images from Science 3

ZEISS is sponsoring Images from Science 3, a traveling exhibition celebrating the world’s most extraordinary images and image makers who explore science. The project showcases the interface of science, technology, art, design, and communication.

The exhibition, a collaboration between Rochester Institute of Technology and Johns Hopkins University, will premier in late November 2019. Images from Science 3 will feature up to 75 extraordinary still and moving images that reveal science in new and unique ways. The images for inclusion will be selected by an international panel of experts.


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University Liège becomes labs@location Partner for ZEISS

Providing in depth knowledge and dedicated services

University Liège

GeMMe of University Liège, Belgium is now a labs@location partner of ZEISS. Focusing on the circular economy, construction materials, process mineralogy, geometallurgy as well as extractive metallurgy & recycling. Professor Pirard and his team use a correlative setup from ZEISS incorporating a ZEISS Sigma 300 FE-SEM with Mineralogic Mining software, SEM mounted µXRF system and ZEISS Axio Imager research grade polarization light microscope to understand important topics in the mining value chain. This analytical powerhouse is the only such setup in Europe to date.


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