ZEISS is introducing a new generation of field emission scanning electron microscopes (FE-
SEMs) with enhanced Gemini technology for research, industrial labs and imaging facilities. The
proven Gemini design combines electrostatic and magnetic fields and exemplifies efficient
detection, high resolution and ease-of-use.
The new ZEISS GeminiSEM family for high contrast and low voltage images from any sample
The ZEISS GeminiSEM family comes with a novel optical design. The Nano-twin lens delivers
images with high contrast and sub-nanometer resolution. NanoVP allows the use of in-lens
detection at pressures of up to 150 Pa. Even charging samples can now be imaged with high
quality. At the same time, NanoVP improves lateral resolution of EDS data, providing higher
spatial resolution on chemical specimen composition, thus gaining more information from the
sample. “Excellent imaging performance down to 100 V without even having to bias the sample"
says Dr Laurent Maniguet from Grenoble Institute of Technology. He and his team are among the
beta testers of the system. "This is a big step forward", adds Maniguet.
The ZEISS Sigma family for high quality imaging and advanced analytical microscopy
The ZEISS Sigma family combines FE-SEM technology with an excellent user experience. A
structured 4-step workflow guarantees fast time-to-image and increased productivity. A large
range of detector options allows the user to tailor ZEISS Sigma family exactly to the applications
at hand: imaging of particles, surfaces, nano structures, thin films, coatings and layers. With its
best in class geometry for EDS analysis, ZEISS Sigma is the instrument of choice for fast analytical characterization on any type of sample.