'Shuttle & Find' Interface
Aug 2010Carl Zeiss AG, Camera LensesRequest Info
OBERKOCHEN, Germany, Aug. 27, 2010 — Carl Zeiss AG has introduced an integrated hardware/software interface to connect light and scanning electron microscopes for materials analysis and correlative microscopy in the life sciences.
“Shuttle & Find” enables users to recall regions of interest in fixed specimens in an electron microscope, which were previously identified in a light microscope, and vice versa, in only a few seconds. This opens up new applications in microscopy: rapid and precise overlay of light and electron microscope images, high-resolution magnification of details, and the merger of functional and structural information.
The interface eliminates the time-consuming search for identical regions in the light and electron microscopes. Features include a transferable specimen holder that enables smooth specimen transfer between the light and electron microscopes (shuttle) and a software module that controls all functions of light and electron microscopes that are required to identify and recall the defined region of interest (find).
It connects all of the company’s light microscopes that can be equipped with a motorized stage (Stereo Discovery, Axio Scope, Axio Imager, Axio Examiner, Axio Observer inverted) with its Evo, Sigma, Supra, Ultra and Merlin scanning electron microscopes as well as with the CrossBeam focused-ion-beam/scanning electron microscope system Auriga.