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Schott will be presenting the newest updates to its established product Zerodur, which has now been used for five decades as a high precision glass-ceramic material. Currently, the product is being used in the manufacture of the primary mirrors for the Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) of the European Southern Observatory, which will consist of 798 hexagons. Astronomers rely on Zerodur because all of the stability and the ability to handle extreme temperature fluctuations.

Schott will also demonstrate its new illumination solution for stereo microscopy. With specially selected LEDs, the VisiLED system offers a continuous brightness curve between 0 and 100 per cent and new possibilities for object contrast.

The company will also be presenting new fibre optic solutions for laser beam guidance. This enables new, more usable device designs in surgery and dermatology.

During Optatec, Schott's Advanced Optics team will be on site for interviews, demonstrations and more detailed background discussions.

Hall 3, booth C11.