ZEISS Sigma Family
Sigma Family

ZEISS Sigma Family

Your ZEISS SIGMA FE-SEMs for High Quality Imaging and Advanced Analytical Microscopy

ZEISS Sigma 300 delivers excellence in price and performance. Achieve your elemental analysis fast and convenient with the best-in-class EDS geometry of ZEISS Sigma 500. Count on accurate, reproducible results – from any sample, every time.

Flexible Detection. 4-Step Workflow. Advanced Analytics.

Combine field emission SEM (FE-SEM) technology with advanced analytics. Profit from proven Gemini electron optics. Choose from a variety of detector options: you can image particles, surfaces, and nanostructures. Save time with the semi-automated 4-step workflow of Sigma: structure your imaging and analysis routines and increase productivity.

Highlights

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Flexible Detection for Clear Images

  • Tailor Sigma to your needs using the latest detection technology and characterize all of your samples.
  • Acquire topographical and compositional information with the optional InLens Duo detector.
  • Enjoy a new generation of secondary electron (SE) detectors. Obtain images with up to 50% more signal. Benefit from the novel C2D and VPSE detectors of Sigma in variable pressure mode: working at low vacuum, you can expect crisp images with up to 85% more contrast.
Save time with Sigma’s 4-step workflow.

Automate and Speed up Your Workflow

  • A 4-step workflow lets you control all the functionality of your Sigma. Benefit from fast time-to-image and save time on training - especially in a multi-user environment.
  • First, navigate your sample and then set optimal imaging conditions.
  • Next, automatically acquire images across multiple samples utilizing regions of interest (ROIs). Finally use the workflow’s last step for contextual visualization of your results.
Speed up X-ray analyses with best-in-class EDS geometry.

Perform Advanced Analytical Microscopy

  • Combine scanning electron microscopy and elemental analytics: the best-in-class EDS geometry of Sigma increases your analytical productivity, especially on beam sensitive samples.
  • Get analytical data at half the probe current and twice the speed. 
  • Achieve complete, shadow-free analytics in your FE-SEM. Profit from using a short analytical working distance of 8.5 mm and a take-off angle of 35°.

Gemini Optics

Schematic cross section of Gemini optical column.

Based on Proven Gemini Technology

  • The Gemini objective lens design combines electrostatic and magnetic fields to maximize optical performance while reducing field influences at the sample to a minimum. This enables excellent imaging, even on challenging samples such as magnetic materials.
  • The Gemini in-lens detection concept ensures efficient signal detection by detecting secondary (SE) and/or backscattered (BSE) electrons minimizing time-to-image.
  • Gemini beam booster technology guarantees small probe sizes and high signal-to-noise ratios.

Flexible Detection

Schematic cross-section of Gemini optical column with detectors.

Flexible Detection for Clear Images

  • Characterize all of your samples with the latest detection technology.
  • Get topographical, high resolution information with the novel ETSE and the Inlens detector for high vacuum mode.
  • Obtain crisp images in variable pressure mode with the VPSE or the C2D detector.
  • Produce high resolution transmission images with the aSTEM detector.
  • Investigate composition with the BSD4 or the YAG detector.

Integrated EDS Solution: Sigma Element

High definition imaging meets low energy analytics

Sigma Element is an integrated EDS solution with high usability and low-kV sensitivity. The integration improves usability by using only one PC to control both the EDS and the SEM. At the same time, parallel control is possible by having dedicated user interfaces for microscope and EDS control.

  • Integration: High definition imaging combined with fast analysis for best results at highest usability
  • Customization: Customizable software for different user needs
  • Sensitivity: Unique Silicon Nitride window enhances low energy detection

Software

ZEISS Atlas 5 – Master Your Multi-scale Challenge

Atlas 5 makes your life easier: create comprehensive multi-scale, multi-modal images with a sample-centric correlative environment. Atlas 5 is the powerful yet intuitive hardware and software package that extends the capacity of your scanning electron microscope.
 

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Visualization and Analysis Software

Visualization and Analysis Software

ZEISS recommends Dragonfly Pro from Object Research Systems (ORS)

An advanced analysis and visualization software solution for your 3D data acquired by a variety of technologies including X-ray, FIB-SEM, SEM and helium ion microscopy.
Formerly Visual SI Advanced, Dragonfly Pro delivers high-definition visualization techniques and industry-leading graphics. Dragonfly Pro supports customization through easy to use Python scripting. Users now have total control of their 3D data post-processing environment and workflows.

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