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Xradia by ZEISS: All things X-ray microscopy

Insights from M&M 2019

Observations from a ZEISS executive leader on one of the largest microscopy conferences in the world

Allister McBride, Head of Materials Science at ZEISSat the ZEISS booth at M&M 2019

The annual Microscopy & Microanalysis (M&M) conference was recently held in Portland, Oregon, USA. ZEISS is one of the largest sponsors and exhibitors at this meeting for the Microscopy Society of America that is dedicated to the promotion and advancement of techniques and applications of microscopy and microanalysis in all relevant scientific disciplines.

In attendance was Allister McBride, a senior director at ZEISS who is responsible for materials research strategy. This includes understanding new trends in the market, translating those into customer needs, and working with R&D to create innovative solutions. Allister provided the commentary on what he felt were some of the more interesting new trends and topics at this year’s M&M.


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“Without Microscopes, Restorers Would Be Blind.”

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

Svetlana B. Adaksina at the Art of Restoration conference

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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The Natural History Museum London – Behind the Scenes 3

Conserving and digitizing butterflies

ZEISS Axiozoom V.16 helps to repair butterfly wings.

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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The Natural History Museum London – Behind the Scenes 2

Making the invisible tangible

A high-resolution 3D model of a dinosaur skull

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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The Natural History Museum London – Behind the Scenes 1

From mosquito DNA to Martian meteorites

Facilities of the Natural History Museum London

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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Live-Webinar: Battery Research With Advanced Microscopy and Image Processing

From Sample Preparation to 3D Reconstruction and Quantification

Battery Research

In this webinar Stefanie Freitag from ZEISS will first give an introduction about existing advanced microscopic techniques for battery research including the presentation of possibilities for in-situ observations. In the second part Dr. Jochen Joos from KIT will explain his established workflow from sample preparation to 3D reconstruction and describe hurdles and solutions concerning image processing.

Thursday, 21 March 2019 | 4 p.m. (CET)


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How Can Toothbrush and Toothpaste Be a Perfect Match?

APEER helps to analyze all imaging data and unveils new perspectives

Professor Ralf Wehrspohn, Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Microstructure of Materials and Systems IMWS

Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Microstructure of Materials and Systems IMWS in the German city of Halle investigate the interactions between teeth and various dental care products. With APEER they can now analyze and correlate all data and gain new insights.


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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.


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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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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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