Your partner in nanoscale applications.
attocube is a leading pioneer for nanotechnology solutions in industry and research. We deliver cutting edge components and systems for precision motion and nanopositioning applications, cryogenic microscopy, and nanoscale analytics within three business sectors:
attocube’s product portfolio ranges from precision motion components such as nanopositioners and displacement-measuring interferometers, to measurement platforms such as scanning probe microscopes and closed-cycle cryostats for scientific applications, as well as turnkey solutions for materials science and nano-FTIR. The instruments and components are designed to function flawlessly in conditions from ambient to ultra-low temperature, and from high magnetic fields to ultra-high vacuum.
Our instruments enable technological leaps in industrial applications involving nanoprecise motion and sensing tasks. They also foster scientific breakthroughs in fundamental and applied research in physics and materials science on the nanoscale. Whether your task at hand involves precise positioning or the motion control of wafers, imaging and spectroscopy of quantum dots, superconductors or other mesoscopic samples – attocube is your partner for nanoscale solutions!
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Advancing technology standards in industry and research.
Since 2001, attocube has been at the forefront of applied nanoscience, delivering unique and innovative products to customers all over the word. Our common passion is to redefine precision and create products that work at the very edge of technical and physical feasibility.
High-level scientific publications have been produced based on attocube’s products. Several Nobel Prize winners work with our solutions. And industry customers from a wide range of sectors rely on our profound knowledge and experience of working in the smallest of dimensions.
The expertise and motivation of our team guarantees top-quality consulting, and we offer a comprehensive on-site installation service, and professional after-sales support.
We`re advancing technology standards in industry and research. Which is why the world`s leading scientists and innovators trust attocube`s products.
Center for Ultracold Atoms, Harvard University
Our experience working with attocube has been excellent. In our experiment it is crucial to combine high spatial resolution with a large scanning range. The combination scanner/stepper attocube system allows us to position smoothly and precisely within a very large scan volume, and works great. We are also very thankful for how responsive, informative, and helpful the costumer support team has been.
Prof. M. Atatüre
University of Cambridge, Department of Physics, UK
The delivery of the attoDRY1000 was well within the anticipated time frame, the installation was carried out successfully and since then, the system has given full satisfaction. All quoted specifications were fulfilled or exceeded and the service, maintenance and support have proven to be excellent. The unit has been operational since the first day and continues to function with no interruptions.
Prof. A. Högele
Nanophotonics group, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich
The attoDRY1000 has quickly become an integral part of the research equipment in our group. The closed-cycle system is easy to operate while providing for excellent stability, short cool down times and low vibration level for optical spectroscopy of solid-state quantum systems. The compatibility with previous versions of CFM-line microscopes and the plug-and-play operation without cryogenic liquids make attoDRY1000 a really attractive alternative to conventional cryogenic spectroscopy in bath cryostat systems.
Dr. Vincent Jacques
LPQM, ENS-Cachan, France
Owing to the high stability and easy operation of the attoAFM/CFM, we were able to perform first magnetometry experiments within only a few months. Support from attocube engineers was always very prompt and efficient. The system is now operated since two years and I must say that it has been the cornerstone of the rapid development of scanning probe magnetometry in our group.
Dr. I. Favero
Université Paris Diderot, CNRS, Paris, France
The photonic probe station has essentially solved cryogenic and mechanical stability problems in our experiments, such that we can today concentrate our efforts on other conceptual and technical aspects. Simply a great scientific instrument!
Dr. H. Richter
Hitachi Global Storage Technologies, San Jose
We have mounted the ECS positioner into our assembly and I have to say that it works perfectly well. It runs incredibly smooth, exactly the way I had hoped for. I would like to thank you once again for your support, you have been a tremendous help.
Dr. M. Kroner
Institute for Quantum Electronics, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
The attoDRY800 setup is ideal for phase contrast microscopy as it allows free space optical access to the sample from both sides and makes it easily possible to investigate the transmitted light in momentum and real space excellent!
Dr. N. Andreeva
St. Petersburg State Polytechnical University, Russia
The attoAFM I is great for Piezo Response Force Microscopy of both large crystals and thin films because the microscope integrates flawlessly with external electronics and gives access to all the relevant signals. The system maintained regular weekly cooling cycles for a 2 year strech and still works great!
Dr. T. Zickler
CERN / Magnetic Measurement Section, Geneva, Switzerland
Before purchasing a laser interferometer, we were not sure about the applicability of the interferometer for our requirements. During the short testing phase, we became familiar with the interferometer and its operation. While using the sensor for the intended application, we verified the advantages of the device and decided for purchasing it.
Nicolas Stübe, Dr. Alke Meents
DESY/suna-precision GmbH, Hamburg, Germany
Thanks to the fast adjustment and precise sub-nanometer resolution of the sensor, we`re able to easily identify the trajectories and eigen frequencies for the optimization of flexure-based components. The combination of the digital interfaces with our motion control system allows most accurate closed-loop control for scanning applications. With the closed-loop integration of the IDS3010 in our X-ray microscope by the end of 2015, we feel confident to get the first 3-D tomographic pictures of biological samples with a resolution of 20 nm within by beginning of next year.
Dr. S. Heun
Instituto Nanoscienze-CNR and Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa
Directly after the set up in our labs, the attoAFM III in a 3He cryostat - used for scanning gate microscopy experiments - has started to produce great data for us. It runs more than 5 years now, and we have published several papers since then. The instrument worked within specifications from the first day and we really appreciate the excellent attocube support throughout the years
Dr. B. Alén Milán
Molecular Beam Epitaxy Group, Instituto de Microelectrónica de Madrid
In contrast to many other such complex pieces of equipment, we were able to perform our first regular measurements already after 2 weeks, and since then, have been very pleased with the performance of the attoDRY1000.
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Innovation requires the unconventional – which is why we think outside the box. We`re open, dynamic, flexible, and globally oriented, a state of mind that`s reflected in our headquarters. It`s where about 150 team members get to spend their days innovating!
For us, the NanoFactory is far more than a mere building. It’s been designed – from the very foundation to it`s rooftop – with the core goal of promoting teamwork and transparency at all levels. It’s a bright, light-drenched thinktank and innovative meeting space for employees, customers, and business partners alike. We look forward to meeting you there!