Scanning Probe Microscopy (SPM)

Introduction

In 1987 - only one year after the Nobel Prize was awarded to Gerd Binnig and Heinrich Rohrer - our legendary STM 1 was created. Since those early times of STM we have continuously advanced our SPM product in order to support technology leaders and fore-front SPM researchers as well as application and material science focused SPM groups around the globe with state-of-the-art instrumentation.

Our modern scanning probe microscopes offer e.g. ultimate mechanical stability, ultra-long hold times at liquid Helium temperatures, options for strong magnetic fields in a flexible and customisable UHV system environment. We have carefully optimized our instruments to ensure outstanding signal qualities for QPlus and STM operation to all ensure excellent results in all relevant scanning and spectroscopy modes. In addition, we have also advanced controller technology enabling e.g. a new QPlus operation mode called QSPEED simplifying QPlus operation.

Most advanced techniques allowing for new experiments such as tip enhanced Raman, scanning tunneling luminescence, time resolved STM and electron spin resonance experiments enabled through adequate optical solutions or high frequency wiring.

Beside most advanced dry-technology allowing for convenient low temperature SPM operation without the need for cryogen liquids.

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LT STM Lab

Since its introduction in 1996, Scienta Omicron´s Low Temperature Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (LT STM) has set the standard for stability, performance and productivity for 4LHe bath cryostat STMs. It is a high quality all-rounder SPM delivering broad scientific output and regularly ground-breaking results employing usually more than one technique. It´s base is an ultra-stable platform offering a large range of operation modes including STM, QPlus AFM, STS, IETS, force spectroscopy, optical experiments and atom manipulation.

POLAR SPM Lab

The new POLAR UHV SPM is a low-temperature Scanning Probe Microscope (SPM) for highest resolution STM, QPlus®-AFM, and spectroscopy experiments in a temperature range of between < 5 K and 300 K and in high magnetic fields of up to 5T.

INFINITY SPM Lab

The new INFINITY UHV SPM is a pulse tube cooler based low temperature SPM for high-resolution STM, QPlus®-AFM, and spectroscopy experiments in a temperature range between < 10 K and 420 K. The cooler with very long service intervals belongs to the next generation of cryostats that are independent of cryogenic liquids. The instrument can stay cold for several months and thus, serves as an ideal platform for long term and un-interrupted high resolution measurements.

TESLA JT SPM Lab

TESLA JT is a modern 1 Kelvin scanning probe microscope setting the standard in SPM performance in varying magnetic fields with picometer stability and thermal drift below 20 pm per hour. Besides its ergonomic design and high performance SPM operation it´s low Helium consumption and long LHe holding times make it an ideal tool for successful forefront scientific work.

VT SPM Lab

The Scienta Omicron VT SPM is the most commonly used workhorse SPM for room- and variable temperature applications. More than 500 instruments have been delivered and successfully installed around the world. The volume of research results including several thousand referenced publications is a conclusive proof for the performance, quality, and versatility of the Variable Temperature SPM design.

LT NANOPROBE Lab

The Low Temperature NANOPROBE defines a new class of analytical instrumentation that merges SEM-navigated local transport measurements with atomic scale precision, high performance STM imaging, spectroscopy, and manipulation at LHe temperatures.

STREAM SPM Lab

The STREAM combines advantages of a cost effective low temperature flow cryostat platform with the attractive features of the TRIBUS SPM head including 3D coarse motion, high intrinsic stability, easy tip and sample exchange, and optical access.