Toshiba Nanoanalysis Corporation Expands Capabilities with ZEISS Xradia 520 Versa

Thornwood, N.Y. – Carl Zeiss X-ray Microscopy, formerly Xradia, Inc., announced today that Kawasaki, Japan-based Toshiba Nanoanalysis Corporation has selected the recently-introduced ZEISS Xradia 520 Versa 3D X-ray microscope (XRM) to expand the capabilities of its busy analysis lab. Toshiba Nanoanalysis offers imaging services for complex analytical demands in semiconductor, biosciences and materials science research for industry and academia.

According to Mr. Koichiro Tomoda, General Manager of the Evaluation and Analysis Technology Center, the major appeal for the Toshiba Nanoanalysis lab services team is the instrument's unprecedented flexibility. "We believe the Xradia 520 Versa will enable us to expand the capabilities of our lab to study even more diverse materials. We are very excited to begin using this 3D X-ray microscope to expand the number of applications we are able to offer our customers."

The Xradia 520 Versa was designed for studying hard-to-image materials and the evolution of their microstructures within industrial and scientific laboratory environments. It extends the boundaries of non-destructive 3D imaging in situ and in 4D (over time) with advanced contrast tuning capabilities, extensive filtering options, and enhancements delivering greater accuracy and workflow efficiency.

"We are thrilled that Toshiba is expanding its use of the ZEISS Xradia Versa family of 3D XRM," said Mr. Vahan Tchakerian, Vice President of Global Sales for Carl Zeiss X-ray Microscopy. "With this addition, Toshiba Nanoanalysis is well-positioned to lead the 3D analysis market in central Japan."

Leveraging ZEISS Xradia synchrotron-caliber optics and industry-best resolution and contrast capabilities for a wide variety of sample types and sizes, the Xradia 520 Versa includes:

• Dual-Scan Contrast Visualizer (DSCoVer) for Compositional Contrast: flexible side-by-side tuning of two distinct tomographies enables compositional probing for features often indistinguishable in a single scan.

• High-Aspect Ratio Tomography (HART): a higher-throughput imaging mode delivering tomography acquisition up to 50% faster for flat sample geometries, leverages ZEISS Xradia "resolution at a distance" (RaaD) leadership to overcome traditional inefficiencies inherent in imaging high aspect ratio samples.

• Automated Filter Changer: enabling select or application-specific filters to be changed within recipes without manual intervention for greater ease of use and workflow efficiencies.

• In situ Interface Kit: optional for the highest-performance in situ 3D XRM characterization.

The Xradia Versa platform is the industry's premier solution enabling the use of the widest variety of in situ rigs, from high pressure flow cells to tension, compression and thermal stages.

Toshiba Nanoanalysis recently introduced the capabilities of their Xradia 520 Versa at Semicon Japan, inviting industrial and academic scientists to discuss their non-destructive 3D research requirements.


The Carl Zeiss Group is an international leader in the fields of optics and optoelectronics. In fiscal year 2011/12 the company's approximately 24,000 employees generated revenue of nearly 4.2 billion euros. In the markets for Industrial Solutions, Research Solutions, Medical Technology and Consumer Optics, ZEISS has contributed to technological progress for more than 160 years and enhances the quality of life of many people around the globe. The Carl Zeiss Group develops and produces planetariums, eyeglass lenses, camera and cine lenses and binoculars as well as solutions for biomedical research, medical technology and the semiconductor, automotive and mechanical engineering industries. ZEISS is present in over 40 countries around the globe with about 40 production facilities, over 50 sales and services locations and approximately 20 research and development sites. Carl Zeiss AG is fully owned by the Carl Zeiss Stiftung (Carl Zeiss Foundation). Founded in 1846 in Jena, the company is headquartered in Oberkochen, Germany.


The Microscopy business group at ZEISS is the world's only manufacturer of light, X-ray and electron microscopes. The company's extensive portfolio enables research and routine applications in the life and materials sciences. The product range includes light and laser scanning microscopes, X-ray microscopes, electron and ion microscopes and spectrometer modules. Users are supported for software for system control, image capture and editing. The Microscopy business group has sales companies in 33 countries. Application and service specialists support customers around the globe in demo centers and on site. The business group is headquartered in Jena, Germany. Additional production and development sites are in Oberkochen, Göttingen and Munich, as well as in Cambridge in the UK and Peabody, MA and Pleasanton, CA in the USA. The company has around 2,800 employees and generates revenue of 650 million eur


Maya Everett, PhD

Carl Zeiss Microscopy, LLC

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