Inauguration of ZEISS Xradia Ultra X-ray microscope

November 27, 2017 ZEISS Microscopy

Center of Nanoanalysis and Electron Microscopy (CENEM) at the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg delighted with new research tool

The Center of Nanoanalysis and Electron Microscopy at the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg recently opened its doors for the inauguration of their new ZEISS Xradia Ultra X-ray microscope (XRM).

Smiling faces in front of the new ZEISS Xradia Ultra XRM. From left to right: Dr. Michael Royeck (DFG), Dr. Michael Rauscher (ZEISS), Prof. Erdmann Spiecker (FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg), Prof. Phil Withers (The University of Manchester), Dr. Lars-Oliver Kautschor (ZEISS)

After greeting messages from the university’s president Prof. Joachim Hornegger, and Dr. Michael Royeck of the German Science Foundation (DFG), Prof. Phil Withers from the University of Manchester took the audience on a virtual correlative journey across multiple length scales and modalities. Prof. Withers highlighted the importance of high resolution X-ray microscopy as a complementary imaging technique and key element in the correlative analysis suite of microscopy using examples from fields such as bio-inspired materials design or the study of corrosion onset in steel. Prof. Erdmann Spiecker, head of the Institute of Micro- and Nanostructure and the CENEM, then provided a glimpse into the research fields that will benefit from the new ZEISS Xradia Ultra system. In particular, the early results on photonic crystal design in butterfly wings caught the attention of the audience.

Prof. Erdmann Spiecker, head of the Institute of Micro- and Nanosctructure at Friedrich-Alexander-University (FAU) Erlangen-Nuremberg opens the inauguration event

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