New ZEISS Crossbeam 550

ZEISS Crossbeam 550 sets new standards in 3D analytics and sample preparation with FIB-SEMs

Enhanced resolution and faster FIB material processing for maximum efficiency

JENA/Germany, 2017-03-15.

ZEISS presents a new generation of focused ion beam scanning electron microscopes (FIB-SEMs) for high-end applications in research and industry. ZEISS Crossbeam 550 features a significant increase in resolution for imaging and material characterization and a speed gain in sample preparation. Nanostructures such as composites, metals, biomaterials or semiconductors can be investigated with analytical and imaging methods in parallel. ZEISS Crossbeam 550 allows simultaneous modification and monitoring of samples, resulting in fast sample preparation and high throughput e.g. for cross-sectioning, TEM lamella preparation or nano-patterning.

ZEISS Crossbeam 550 provides best image quality in 2D and 3D. The new Tandem decel mode enables enhanced resolution together with a maximization of image contrast at low landing energies. The pioneering Gemini II electron optics delivers optimum resolution at low voltage and high probe current simultaneously. The FIB column combines the highest available FIB current of 100 nA with the new FastMill mode, allowing for highly precise and more efficient material processing and imaging in parallel. Additionally, the new process for automated emission recovery increases the user-friendliness and optimizes the FIB column for reproducible results during long-term experiments.

Material scientists profit from excellent 3D analytical properties, especially thanks to the also new, fully integrated module for 3D EDS analyses with ZEISS Atlas 5. In the life sciences, ZEISS Crossbeam 550 convinces with its enhanced resolution at low voltages and an outstanding stability for long-term 3D tomography. Moreover, it is possible to optimally integrate the new workstation into correlative workflows and to combine it with light, X-ray or ion beam microscopy.

ZEISS Crossbeam 550 replaces its predecessor ZEISS Crossbeam 540 and is available in a variation with a large chamber for the first time. Selected product features can be upgraded for existing ZEISS Crossbeam 540 owners. A webinar on May 4, 2017 provides information on the advantages of ZEISS Crossbeam 550. For further details, please visit our website: www.zeiss.com/crossbeam.

ZEISS Crossbeam 550 sets new standards in 3D analytics and sample preparation with FIB-SEMs - Enhanced resolution and faster FIB material processing for maximum efficiency

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Nanofluidics channels fabricated with ZEISS Crossbeam 550 L in a silicon master stamp. Sample courtesy of: I. Fernández-Cuesta, INF Hamburg, Germany.

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Dr. Johannes Amon
´Microscopy
Phone: +49 89 90 9000-319
johannes .amon @zeiss .com





About ZEISS

ZEISS is an internationally leading technology enterprise operating in the fields of optics and optoelectronics. The ZEISS Group develops, produces and distributes measuring technology, microscopes, medical technology, eyeglass lenses, camera and cinema lenses, binoculars and semiconductor manufacturing equipment. With its solutions, the company constantly advances the world of optics and helps shape technological progress. ZEISS is divided up into the four segments Research & Quality Technology, Medical Technology, Vision Care/Consumer Products and Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology. The ZEISS Group is represented in more than 40 countries and has over 50 sales and service locations, more than 30 manufacturing sites and about 25 research and development centers around the globe.

In fiscal year 2015/16 the company generated revenue approximating €4.9 billion with over 25,000 employees. Founded in 1846 in Jena, the company is headquartered in Oberkochen, Germany. Carl Zeiss AG is the strategic management holding company that manages the ZEISS Group. The company is wholly owned by the Carl Zeiss Stiftung (Carl Zeiss Foundation).


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Microscopy

The Microscopy business group is the world's only one-stop manufacturer of light, electron, X-ray and ion microscope systems. The portfolio compromises solutions and services for the life sciences and materials research as well as for industry, education and clinical practice. The business group is headquartered in Jena. Additional production and development sites are located in Oberkochen, Göttingen and Munich, as well as in Cambridge in the UK, and in Peabody, MA and Pleasanton, CA in the USA. The business group is allocated to the Research & Quality Technology segment. Around 6,100 employees work for the segment, generating revenue totaling €1.5 billion in fiscal year 2015/16.






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