Scanning probe microscopes are one of the main instruments for nanotechnology.
Recently we reviewed the production of NT-MDT.
Today will tell you about yet another Russian producer of these devices.
AIST-NT — a fast growing company, established by a group of developers and engineers in 2007. Located in Zelenograd.
Our main business is to create new scientific research instruments and systems in the field of nanotechnology. Employees of the company have extensive experience in the development of scanning probe microscopes, as well as their integration with the Raman spectrometers, confocal microscopes, equipment for control of semiconductor wafers and with facilities for mechanical testing.
The main products of the company is scanning probe microscope SmartSPM ™.
Universal device for studying the properties of surfaces and objects at the nanometer level. Ideal for universities and research laboratories, where equipment is used by many users with different levels of training. Automated, allows you to specify the necessary settings for research, minimizing routine operations. Minimal training. At the same time allows you to configure the device for specific tasks, create custom scanning algorithms. Provide optical access to the sample from above and the side, which is important for some studies using a laser.
Advantages and technical features.
The company also produces OmegaScope ™ — scanning probe microscope with a confocal Raman and fluorescence spectrometer.
OmegaScope ™ — is a specially designed system that combines modern scanning probe microscopes and Raman. The open design allows the use of SPM head 100x lens with a numerical aperture of 0.7, top-mounted above the sample, and the 20x lens with a numerical aperture of 0.42, set on the side of the sample. It is also possible to use any lens on the underside, including immersion.
Having access to the sample not only from above, but also the side — can influence the sample with a laser with a given polarization and collect the scattered light from the sample surface, which is extremely important for SERS / TERS experiments.
The recording system with an infrared laser with a wavelength of 1300 nm can measure samples sensitive to visible light. With a laser, you can spend time scanning AFM and fluorescence or Raman radiation without crosstalk.
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