Established Instruments & Tools
attocube’s State-of-the-art Systems constitute a wide range of dedicated research tools within attoMICROSCOPY. Many of these instruments are based on well-established techniques in nanoscience, which have been adopted and optimized for low temperature and high magnetic field operation exclusively by attocube. Despite the additional complexity due to such extreme environments, we are striving to design our scanning probe microscopes (SPMs) so that the difference between room and low temperature operation fades away.
Our measurement options provide user-friendly instrumental platforms for the characterization of material properties on the nanoscale via SPM such as magnetic force microscopy (MFM) or scanning Hall probe microscopy (SHPM), as well as for optical characterization of quantum objects via confocal microscopy (CFM) and Raman spectroscopy. With a large number of installed systems, the key features of these instruments are proven performance, flexibility and ease of use. All systems have been standardized to offer cost-effective solutions, addressing the majority of experimental SPM requirements.
Patented positioning technology
At the heart of every measurement instrument, nanopositioning stages based on our patented slip-stick principle provide several degrees of freedom over several millimeters, with a sub-nm precision.
Robust & reliable performance
The reliabe performance of our state-of-the-art microscope systems for low and variable temperature has been proven by more than 200 installed microscope systems around the world, and the overwhelming number of outstanding scientific papers published with their help.
The clever mechanical design of our microscopes is complemented by versatile and powerful electronics, such as our renowned ASC500 scanning probe microscopy controller and the ASC400 confocal microscope controller.
Flexible upgrade options
Choose from a variety of upgrade options ranging from additional wiring (twisted pairs as well as flexible and semi-rigid coaxial wires), to closed loop upgrades for coarse positioners and scanners, as well as inspection optics for the microscopes, sample holders and a variety of additional accessories to adapt the instrument to your application.
Variable temperatures & high magnetic fields
All of our instruments have been very carefully designed to meet the requirements of cryogenic environments and high magnetic fields by the choice of suitable materials and appropriate mechanical working principles.
Large scan ranges at low temperature
The state-of-the-art microscopes feature larger scan ranges than any other comparable system on the market, and can be further upgraded with the ultra-large scan range option to up to 125 μm x 125 μm at low temperatures.