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Product News: Carl Zeiss Adds New Functions to Axio CSM 700

Additions enable materials scientists to measure large sample areas more conveniently.

Published: Wednesday, June 17, 2009 - 12:47

(Carl Zeiss: Thornwood, NY) -- The new functions of the Axio CSM 700 confocal light microscope from Carl Zeiss enable materials scientists to measure 3-D topography over large sample areas with more convenience and flexibility. 

For this microscope, Carl Zeiss offers a motorized scanning stage with a 150 x 150 mm travel range that is suitable for materials research, quality inspection, and routine applications. Scanning stage control is integrated into the Axio CSM 700 software and allows large sample areas to be captured in a mosaic fashion with high resolution. This function has been further optimized with a stitching algorithm so that no transitions are perceived between the single images in the final mosaic image. Therefore, roughness measurement can be determined with a higher statistical reliability even with large sample areas. 

It's also now much easier to operate the Axio CSM 700 thanks to the new, encoded and motorized objective nosepiece, which now comes standard. 

The Axio CSM 700 accurately measures even low roughness on relatively “soft” surfaces without contact. The microscope visualizes surfaces three-dimensionally, in high resolution and true color, and also allows precise measurement of 3-D microstructures and roughness.

Topographical measurements can be performed at more than 100 image frames per second. Additional benefits include reliable detection of height information with step heights from 20 nm up to the millimeter range, as well as images with a depth of focus otherwise only possible with scanning electron microscopes. 

The easy-to-use software provides numerous analysis options, including the measurement of roughness, evaluation of layer thickness, and particle analysis. Additional functions such as a newly programmed filter facilitate and improve the image processing capabilities. 

English units such as inches and microinches have been integrated into the Axio CSM 700 software. Therefore, material microscopy standards valid in parts of North America can be better complied with. 

For more information, visit www.zeiss.com


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Carl Zeiss Microscopy LLC (www.zeiss.com/micro) offers microscopy solutions and systems for research, routine, and industrial applications. In addition, Carl Zeiss Microscopy markets microscopy systems for the clinical market, as well as optical sensor systems for industrial and pharmaceutical applications. Since 1846, Carl Zeiss has remained committed to enabling science and technology to go beyond what man can see. Carl Zeiss is a global leader in the optical and opto-electronic industries. With offices in more than 30 countries, Carl Zeiss is represented in more than 100 countries with production centers in Europe, North America, Central America, and Asia.