A team at Frankfurt’s Goethe University developed experiments to be performed in space
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.
ZEISS Elyra 7 with Lattice SIM expands the possibilities of structured illumination microscopy (SIM)
Oak Ridge National Labs researchers use ZEISS ORION NanoFab SIMS to characterize perovskite photovoltaic films
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.
ZEISS Mineralogic v1.6 offers a bumper range of new capabilities
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.
Your questions answered
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.
Acquiring up to 36 frames per second at full 5 MP resolution
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.
New software module 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.
Using light to capture and manipulate tiny objects
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.
Agricultural research using X-ray microscopy
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.