In parallel to the official opening of its Electron Microscopy Collaboration
Lab (EMCL), Chongqing University has inked a Collaboration Agreement with Carl
Zeiss SMT, a global leader in innovative lithography optics, optical and
particle-beam based analysis and measuring systems. The Agreement formalizes
a partnership which is set to open up new opportunities in nano-materials and
materials research. With this partnership, Carl Zeiss SMT adds a further leading
academy and research facility to its growing network of electron microscope
centres that are hosting high-end transmission electron microscopes in their
laboratories like Harvard University in USA or Max-Planck-Institut in Germany.
The LIBRA 200 TEM is taking centre stage in the Electron microscopy Collaboration Centre of the University of Chongqing.
From left to right: Tan Soon Tien, Manfred Hanke and Guido Bauhammer (Carl Zeiss SMT).
The EMCL will be established under the Material Science Research Institute
of Chongqing University, lead by Prof. Liu Qing. The Material Science Research
Institute has been awarded as First Level Key Discipline, having a group of
talents for research and development in the fields of electron microscopy, including
Prof. Zhu Jing, Academician of the China Academy of Science and the Chief Advisor
of Electronic Speculum Center. The primary equpiment of the EMCL is a ZEISS
LIBRA 200 Transmission Electron Microscope, which has been delivered earlier
“We look forward to extend our collaboration with Carl Zeiss,”
stated Prof. Liu Qing, Chair of Chongqing University´s School of Materials
Science and Engineering. “This is an important part of our continuous
effort to strengthen our position as a regional electron microscopy centre.
With the addition of this state-of-the-art equipment to our lab, we will now
be able to study physical substances for new materials at a higher resolution
in the future.”
“We are proud to be chosen by Chongqing University as a partner in order
to support the University´s research programmes and to develop its position
as one of the leading regional academic institutions for materials research,”
said Manfred Hanke, Managing Director of Carl Zeiss SMT, Singapore. Guido Bauhammer,
head of Carl Zeiss SMT´s operations in China, adds: “The partnership
with Chongqing University is the next logical step for us after having setup
our local sales and service organisation in 2008 to provide excellent support
to our customers in China for SEM, TEM and FIB technology.”
In addition to the machine installation, Carl Zeiss and Chongqing University
will also collaborate in the fields of application development and training
programmes. Chongqing University staff and students will be able to network
with advanced group users of Carl Zeiss systems and gain access to state-of-the-art
instrument around the world.