The Low Temperature LT NANOPROBE defines a new class of analytical instrumentation that merges SEM navigated nano-probing at LHe temperatures with high performance STM imaging, spectroscopy and manipulation.
- Four Independent Scanning Tunnelling Microscopes
- Excellent STM Performance for Spectroscopy and Manipulation
- 4-Point Transport Measurements on Nanostructures
- Base Temperature T < 5 K
- High Resolution SEM Navigation
A major challenge in the development of novel devices in nano- and molecular electronics is their interconnection with larger scale electrical circuits required to control and characterize their functional properties. Local electrical probing by multiple nanoprobes with ultimate STM precision can significantly improve efficiency in analysing individual nanoelectronic devices without the need of a full electrical integration.
In order to meet these requirements the LT NANOPROBE has been developed in collaboration with the Peter Grünberg Institut (PGI) (PGI-6, Prof. C. M. Schneider) at the Forschungszentrum Jülich. As a sophisticated instrument it has been specifically designed for local and non-destructive 4-point probe measurements at low temperatures.
Besides STM probe fine navigation and imaging, the excellent STM performance level of the LT NANOPROBE expands applications to spectroscopic mapping and even the creation or modification of nano-structures by an ultimately precise STM probe. The LT NANOPROBE thus opens up new research opportunities in nanoelectronics, spintronics, and molecular electronics.