Tag Archives: Light Microscopy

All things light & fluorescence microscopy

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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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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Sharing knowledge

A day in Boston

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His job is unique. Sven Terclavers is an imaging specialist at ZEISS Microscopy. Working on behalf of the Harvard Center for Biological Imaging, he is responsible for 13 microscope systems and provides consulta­tion for scientists on the proper use of these instruments. He also supports the ZEISS 3D Imaging Specialists Sales team.


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The amazing world of nature’s hidden life

Stereo microscopes for Eden Project in Cornwall

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Under a shining cluster of gigantic bubbles in Cornwall perhaps the most important garden in the world is growing. The newest addition to the Eden Project is the Invisible Worlds exhibition. Providing insights into the segmentation of a millipede to the multiple lenses of a fly’s eye, ZEISS stereo microscopes are an invaluable resource for the narrators, as well as a wonderful experience for visitors.


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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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“I am impressed time and again by the many applications of microscopy”

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Anita Sonnenfroh is heading the ZEISS sales and service company in Iberia, which brings together the Microscopy, Industrial Metrology and Medical Technology business groups.

Her many experiences over the years and numerous extraordinary moments have caused her fascination for microscopy to grow. Read the interview here:

Microplastics in the marine environment

ZEISS helps to highlight an invisible problem of global scale

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Plastic litter in the oceans is a global problem. Microplastics, largely invisible to the naked eye, are the most common type of plastic in the ocean and thus also on beaches. The small size of microplastics, however, means this plastic can affect the very base of the marine food chain in a similar fashion when planktonic organisms become entangled or eat the plastic with devastating consequences. Once microplastics have entered the base of the food chain, they can then be passed upwards and toxins are spread throughout the chain.


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Fighting Fungi

Eliminating fungal infections with the help of ZEISS microscopes

Fighting Fungi

Fungal infections are highly dangerous – and sometimes even life-threatening. For the last four
years, scientists from Jena and Würzburg have been investigating the mechanisms of fungi at the Transregional Collaborative Research Center, FungiNet, which is sponsored by the German Research Association (DFG). The facility also uses ZEISS microscopes. Dr. Axel Brakhage provides some insights into his work.


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