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Daniel Goeggel

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Daniel Goeggel heads the Product Management of the Industry Division of Leica Microsystems in Heerbrugg, Switzerland. He studied Electrical Engineering at the University for Applied Science in Winterthur, and holds an Executive MBA for Strategy and Leadership. He joined Leica Microsystems in 2001 and oversees with his team the global Stereo Microscopy, Digital Camera and Digital Microscopy business.

  • Trends in Microscopy

    There are digital cameras, digital TV sets, digital picture frames, digital schools on the internet. Cryptologists design digital signatures, communication researchers speak of digital identity. Digital may be an overused buzzword, but digital technology has undeniably revolutionized our world ever since the invention of the computer and will continue to do so in future.
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  • 3D Visualization of Surface Structures

    One of the main features of a digital microscope is the speed and ease with which it enables surface models to be created of macroscopic and microscopic structures. In a qualitative evaluation, these provide a better understanding and a more detailed documentation of the specimen. In addition, quantification of the surface provides valuable information about the composition of the surface and its wear. Which specimens are suitable for use with a Leica digital microscope, and what are the limitations of the method used?
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  • Factors to Consider When Selecting a Stereo Microscope

    Stereo microscopes are often nicknamed the workhorse of the lab or the production department. Users spend many hours behind the ocular inspecting, observing, documenting or dissecting samples. Which factors need to be considered when selecting...
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  • FusionOptics – Combines high resolution and depth of field for ideal 3D optical Images

    A study carried out jointly by Leica Microsystems and the Institute of Neuroinformatics at the University of Zurich and Swiss Federal Institute of Technology provided the basis for an innovation in stereomicroscopy: FusionOptics™. The significant performance increase attained by FusionOptics™ is highly valuable for everyday work at the microscope.
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  • The History of Stereo Microscopy – Part III

    Until the middle of the 19th century, microscopes were hand-crafted custom instruments. At the time, it was not possible to predict the properties of a lens in advance, so lenses were shaped and tested repeatedly until they delivered the desired magnification.
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  • The History of Stereo Microscopy – Part II

    For millennia, glass was admired for its beauty and the artful objects that could be created with it. With the rise of the exact sciences, however, researchers became more demanding with regard to glass quality. Traditional glass was not suitable for microscope lenses – streaks, bubbles and inclusions containing impurities made precise observation impossible.
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  • The History of Stereo Microscopy – Part I

    The 17th century in Europe was marked by the Thirty Years' War (1618–1648). The population lived in constant fear and poverty. Marauding hordes wandered the countryside; failed harvests, plagues, pestilence and starvation were the order of the day. Most of the population had little in the way of clothing or shoes, and lived in modest huts infested by parasites and rats.
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