ZEISS Sigma FE-SEM enables research and education, will be part of Marine Microworld exhibit
A ZEISS Sigma family scanning electron microscope has been installed and put into operation in the Marine Microworld exhibition area at the Primorsky Aquarium, Vladivostok, Russia. The room where the microscope is located is basically an analogue of a clean room with a transparent wall that opens to the public area. Aquarium visitors will be able to watch how the instrument operates and ask scientists questions during conference calls. Live images of the microscope in action will be displayed on a screen in the Marine Microworld exhibition area.
The microscope is part of the Shared Knowledge Center, making it possible for employees of the National Research Center as well as for scientists from the State Federal University and other research institutes to have access to the highly advanced instrument.
ZEISS Sigma FE-SEM instruments can be upgraded with X-ray microanalysis to study the composition of specimens, heated and cooled stages for observing specimens over time, and other analytical attachments and manipulators. The microscope can handle almost any material, from inorganic samples such as metals and marine sediments to organic and biological samples.
The Scientific and Educational Center Primorsky Aquarium is being built in Vladivostok, in the northeastern part of Russky Island. The Aquarium is a part of the Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences as a research institute. However, the mission of the Aquarium is not only about science, but also about education and culture. In addition to raising environmental awareness, promoting aesthetic education, and creating a new ideology of relationship between mankind and nature, the Aquarium will play an active role in the conservation of rare and endangered species of marine and freshwater animals and demonstrate its visitors exhibition areas with live animals.
About the Primorsky Aquarium
The Primorsky Aquarium, that is being built in the north-eastern part of Russky Island in Vladivostok, without a doubt will be a unique facility. Beautiful exhibits, different interesting tours, educational programs for children and adults, marine mammal shows, the opportunity to interact with dolphins, comfortable leisure areas, beautiful territory with a diverse landscape including parks and waterfalls, shops and cafes — all these will make the aquarium one of the favorite places of leisure and entertainment for residents and guests of Vladivostok.
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