ZEISS Workshop: 2D & 3D Characterization of Ceramics

Tuesday 18th & Wednesday 19th June 2019, University of Oxford


Industries such as defence, aerospace, energy and automotive drive research in ceramics and the properties of these materials have been engineered over time specifically for dedicated application challenges. However, with increased customer demands and the requirements from industry of lighter, safer, more corrosion and wear resistant materials, ceramic properties have now been optimized to operate at the current extremes of the performance envelope.

ZEISS equips industry to pioneer innovative solutions, by offering more insights into ceramic structures, properties, performance and processing considerations, across different length scales and modalities. We work alongside both academia and industry to better understand the industrial challenges associated with ceramics research and applies its broad portfolio of capabilities to meet them head on.

In a competitive global environment, with very fast innovative developments, time to market is key. Characterization (microscopy, spectroscopy, modelling and simulations) is able to support more and more industrial R&D, to design materials much faster, to identify failures of components in time and to speed up the development process.

To find out more, we invite you to join us for a workshop dedicated to ceramics R&D where we will highlight how 2D and 3D characterization can help you better design ceramics, get more insights into powder chemistry and understand and avoid failure mechanisms in ceramics. The event will be split into seminars and workshop specific to either 2D or 3D Characterization.

Date: Tuesday 18th and Wednesday 19th June 2019

Time: 09:00 - 16:30

Agenda: See Below

Location: Registration will be held at the reception of the University of Oxford, Department of Materials, Parks Road, Oxford, OX1 3PH. Lectures will be held in the Hume-Rothery lecture theatre which is adjacent to the reception.

Registration: Free to attend, but registration is required.

Day 1 - Tuesday 18th June - 2D Characterization

09:00 - 10:00 Registration, Tea/Coffee, Informal Discussions
10:00 - 11:00 2D Characterization Seminar - Engineering Ceramics from Nano particles to finished goods
11:00 - 11:30 Refreshment Break / Informal Discussions
11:30 - 12:30 Workshop 1 - Non-destructive imaging and elemental analysis using charge compensation - ZEISS MERLIN FE-SEM
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch Break
13:30 - 14:30 Workshop 2 - Image processing through modules frains and multiphase via utilization of advanced machine learning based segmentation to better understand Ceramic properties, and a brief look into correlating information through ZEISS ZEN Connect
14:30 - 14:45 Refreshment Break / Informal Discussions
14:45 - 15:45 Workshop 3 - Demonstrating 2D analytics through EDS and EBSD - ZEISS FE-SEM
15:45 - 16:00 Final Summary and Close

Day 2 - Wednesday 19th June - 3D Characterization

09:00 - 10:00 Registration, Tea/Coffee, Informal Discussions
10:00 - 11:00 3D Characterization Seminar - Engineering Ceramics from Nano particles to finished goods
11:00 - 11:30 3D Characterization Seminar - Surface and roughness topography using laser scanning Microscopy
11:30 - 12:00 Refreshment Break / Informal Discussions
12:00 - 13:00 Workshop 1 - Demonstrating 3D Analytics through EDS and EBSD - ZEISS Crossbeam 540
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 - 15:00 Workshop 2 - Surface and roughness topography in Ceramics - ZEISS Smartproof 5
15:00 - 15:15 Refreshment Break / Informal Discussions
15:15 - 16:15 Workshop 3 - The need for 3D Tomography - ZEISS Atlas 5  
16:15 - 16:30 Final Summary and Close

Register To Attend

Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances, this workshop has had to be postponed. 

If you have any initial questions or would be interested to attend the workshop when re-scheduled, please contact Veno Naidoo (ZEISS Raw Materials Business Sector Manager) on veno .naidoo @zeiss .com