Tag Archives: CQ-Publication

The next generation X-ray microscopes: ZEISS Xradia 600-series Versa introduced

Faster submicron-resolution imaging of intact samples

Smartphone analysis with ZEISS Xradia 600-series Versa

ZEISS introduces two new advanced models of the ZEISS Xradia Versa family. The ZEISS Xradia 610 & 620 Versa X-ray microscopes excel through faster non-destructive imaging of intact samples without sacrificing resolution and contrast over the full range of power and kV.

Leading researchers and scientists across the world rely on the signature Resolution at a distance (RaaD) capability of ZEISS X-ray Versa microscopes, ensuring the highest resolution is maintained across longer working distances, to produce remarkable scientific insights and discoveries. The rapid rate of technology advancements today requires fast analytical instruments that can keep up the pace. The ZEISS Xradia 600-series Versa is designed for this challenge.


more

African students fascinated by the possibilities of confocal microscopy

Microscopy and image analysis course at University of Ghana

The participants of the microscopy and image analysis course at University of Ghana showed a great level of enthusiasm.

Recently, the two-week course “Introduction to fluorescent microscopy and image analysis techniques” was held at the West African Centre for Cell Biology of Infectious Pathogens (WACCBIP) at University of Ghana at Legon. It helped 15 Master’s and PhD students from different universities in Ghana and Senegal gain a basic understanding of light microscopy techniques and computerized image analysis.


more

A magical formula for neuron detection?

Leveraging ZEISS ZEN Intellesis and the digital microscopy platform APEER to automate segmentation workflows

Neuron Segmentation Workflow

Making sense of your imaging data traditionally was and mostly still is a tedious process. One of the baselines of any neuroscientific research: Neuron detection and segmentation. Whether you are aiming to map brain structures in 3D, find out about the wiring of different parts of the brain or understand the defects diseases like Alzheimer’s are causing within the brain structures – it all starts with neuron detection and segmentation.
Only with a good segmentation in your hands, the extraction of relevant statistical data becomes possible.


more

A journey into a human kidney

ZEISS microscopes help uncover centuries old hidden secrets of human kidney stones

Kidney stones, the painful urinary deposits that affect more than 10 percent of people worldwide, are surprisingly dynamic, forming much like microscopic coral reefs, according to new research that could provide insights into how to better diagnose and treat the condition.


more

1st prize for microscopic image of blood clot

Eli Moore is the winner of the University of South Australia’s Images of Research Competition 2018

“Clotted” by Dr Eli Moore - 1st prize winner of UniSA’s Images of Research Photography Competition
This image called “Clotted” won the 1st prize in this year’s Images of Research Photography Competition run by the University of South Australia (UniSA). It reveals the microscopic landscape of a blood clot caused by a medical device designed to treat aspects of cardiovascular disease.


more

ZEISS optics have landed on the ISS

A team at Frankfurt’s Goethe University developed experiments to be performed in space

Alexander Gerst aboard the ISS with the three experiments in the space competition.

A team at Frankfurt’s Goethe University aims to perform experiments in space to gain insights into how our solar system was formed. Experimental Chondrule Formation aboard the ISS (EXCISS) is the name of the project which began its space mission on 17 November in a Cygnus transporter aboard the Antares rocket. It left the space station on Wallops Island, Virginia (USA) and has now arrived at the International Space Station.


more

A new platform for fast and gentle 3D superresolution microscopy

ZEISS Elyra 7 with Lattice SIM expands the possibilities of structured illumination microscopy (SIM)

ZEISS Elyra 7 with Lattice SIM is the new flexible platform for fast and gentle 3D superresolution.
ZEISS Elyra 7 with Lattice SIM is a new flexible platform for fast and gentle 3D superresolution. Lattice SIM expands the possibilities of structured illumination microscopy (SIM): illuminating the sample with a lattice pattern rather than grid lines gives higher contrast and allows a more robust image reconstruction.


more

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.


more

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.


more

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.


more