Low Temperature - Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (LT-STM)
Our instrument consists of a ultra-high vacuum system which is separated in a preparation chamber (right) and the scanning tunneling microscope chamber with the bath cryostate (left). The UHV chamber is custom-designed and comprises several surface preparation tools like sputter-gun, LEED, metal and molecule evaporators. The STM head itself was developed at EPFL in Lausanne.
Currently we are setting up a second low-temperature STM based on the STM apparatus we implemented and operated at UBC in Vancouver. The respective scanner with cryostate are bought from SPECS/Createc GmbH. The design of the STM is based on the STM’s developed at the FU Berlin (www.lt-stm.com).