ZEISS GeminiSEM 450

New field emission scanning electron microscope ZEISS GeminiSEM 450 introduced

Addressing the highest demands in imaging and analytics from any sample

JENA/Germany, 2017-12-04.


ZEISS introduces its new field emission scanning electron microscope (FE-SEM) ZEISS GeminiSEM 450. The instrument combines ultrahigh resolution imaging with the capability to perform advanced analytics while maintaining flexibility and ease-of-use.

With ZEISS GeminiSEM 450, users benefit from high resolution, surface sensitive imaging and an optical system that ideally supports them in obtaining the best analytical results – especially when working with low voltages. High-throughput electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD) analysis and low voltage X-ray spectroscopy (EDS) deliver excellent results due to ZEISS Gemini 450’s ability to precisely and independently control spot size and beam current. With the Gemini 2 design, it is possible to always work under optimized conditions as the user can switch seamlessly between imaging and analytical modes at the touch of a button. This makes ZEISS GeminiSEM 450 the ideal platform for the highest demands in imaging and analytical performance.

In addition, ZEISS GeminiSEM 450 has been designed to cater for a broad variety of sample types from classical conductive metals to beam sensitive polymers. In particular the variable pressure technology of ZEISS GeminiSEM 450 reduces charging on non-conductive samples without compromising Inlens detection capabilities and at the same time enables high resolution EDS analysis by minimizing the skirt effect. Based on this design, ZEISS GeminiSEM 450 provides a flexible instrument suited to a broad variety of applications in materials science, industrial labs and life sciences.

“With ZEISS GeminiSEM 450 we have introduced a new FE-SEM flagship for highest performance analytics and ultrahigh resolution. In addition to this product launch, we are also rolling out significant enhancements to both the ZEISS GeminiSEM and ZEISS Sigma families. As an example, the ZEISS Sigma family now benefits from the introduction of the high resolution gun mode that has previously only been available on the ZEISS Gemini series” says Dr. Michael Albiez, head of electron microscopy at ZEISS.



Metal foams like this open cell nickel foam are widely used as cathode substrate in batteries or super-capacitors. This highly topographic foam is characterized with large depth of focus (DOF) using the Inlens SE detector of ZEISS GeminiSEM 450 at 8 kV.

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EBSD analysis of a cross-section of a Canadian coin at 20 kV and 5 nA. The total characterization of 185 thousand points takes just 20 minutes. ZEISS GeminiSEM 450 lets you achieve high current and high density simultaneously.

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Press contact

Vybhav Sinha
Carl Zeiss Microscopy GmbH
Phone: +49 3641 64 3949
vybhav .sinha @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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