Magnetic Metrology

Ueberlandstrasse 129, Duebendorf CH-8600, Switzerland

NanoScan AG commercializes nanotechnology by developing new products, solutions and application segments as well as by optimizing current methods. Its purpose is to provide the global market with high-resolution scanning probe microscopes fulfilling present and future analytical needs on nanometer-sized surface structures.
The formation of NanoScan began in 2003, when the initiators at the Institute of Physics at the University of Basel developed a prototype of their high-resolution Magnetic Force Microscope capable of enhancing the resolution by a factor of 10 compared to other available microscopes. The prototype instrument was sold to Seagate Technology, a well-known manufacturer of hard disc drives, in 2003 and operates to their full satisfaction.
As the winner of the Swiss Technology Award 2003, NanoScan (formerly SwissProbe) has proved its ability to venture into new dimensions of nanotechnology.
NanoScan benefits from its in-depth knowledge in nanotechnology, the synergies between its partners in science and industry and the close collaboration with the research group of the Institute of Physics at the University of Basel, a team with long-standing expertise in the field of magnetic force microscopy. NanoScan’s PPMS®-AFM was engineered in collaboration with Empa, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Research and Testing.
NanoScan provides a special service for interested customers. Samples may be submitted for test measurements in order to prove the performance of the hr-MFM. The customer will receive prompt delivery of two images of the magnetic patterns measured.
5277 Trillium Blvd, Hoffman Estates, IL 60192, USA

Renishaw is a global company with core skills in measurement, motion control, spectroscopy and precision machining. Products include:

Precision Measurement & Process Control:
CMM probes, software and retrofits
Machine tool probes and software
Machine calibration and optimization
EquatorTM gauging system
Styli for probes

Raman Spectroscopy
Laser interferometry

Position and Motion Control:
Optical encoders
Interferometric laser encoders
Magnetic encoders

Spatial Laser Measurement
Additive Manufacturing Systems
Plastic and Metal Vacuum Casting
1662 Los Altos Road, San Diego, CA 92109, USA

Materials Science, Inc. was established in 1989 and incorporated in 1992. The company specializes in magnetron sputter deposition. We manufacture and distribute products from multiple locations throughout the United States.

Materials Science, Inc. endeavors to understand each customer’s needs and respond appropriately. Our team of creative scientists, engineers, software developers, technicians, coating experts and support staff each possesses decades of experience, both in designing and building critical technology components and similarly with systems used in high volume industrial production. They have implemented systems for magnetic and optical storage media, semiconductor production, compound semiconductor devices, precision optics, decorative coatings, functional and wear purposes, flexible substrates, MEMS devices, flat panel displays, telecommunication devices, fiber optics and other applications.

To shorten product development cycles, we design and model most of our products by CAD before prototype units are built. We often use 3D solids modeling and FEA software to perform magnetic, thermal, fluid and stress analysis. These tools allow us to rapidly design, prototype, test and help our customer put into production new magnetron sputtering sources designed for specific needs.

Materials Science, Inc. has several prototyping test systems. Products are characterized and optimized as appropriate. During prototype testing, we also monitor and control vacuum levels, argon and reactive gas flow, current, voltage and power levels, incoming/outgoing water temperature, flow and pressure and other information germane to a device and/or application.

Our laboratory also allows real world checks on how easy the company’s products are to service, maintain, assemble and integrate into a system.
1191 Chess Street, Suite F, Foster City, CA 9404, USA

Active Spectrum manufactures magnetic resonance spectroscopy solutions based on our patented Micro-ESR (electron spin resonance) technology. We design and distribute the world’s first and only purpose-built on-line ESR spectroscopy solution. We offer a full line of miniature electron spin resonance spectroscopy products (ESR / EPR) in both Benchtop (now also available with extended range magnet) and Online configurations, along with custom accessories and industry-specific chemical analysis solutions.Admesy offers a broad range of test and measurement instruments focused on colour and light measurements in inline production process environments. All products are developed and produced in-house based on a long history of inline testing.
3 Allied Business Centre, Coldharbour Lane, Harpenden AL5 4UT, UK

Elliot Scientific is a major supplier of Opto-Mechanic, Laser, Cryogenic, and Magnetic components and systems to the Scientific, Research and Industrial communities. We design and manufacture our own ranges that are marketed under the Elliot|Martock and Elliot Scientific brands, and also supply world class products sourced from many British, North American, European and Far Eastern companies.
We are uniquely positioned to assist our customers, being able to:
Supply competitive components and systems;
Source, integrate and manufacture complex systems;
Design and manufacture for Custom or OEM requirements
The Elliot|Martock and Elliot Scientific own brand products include our award winning optical tweezer systems, the lab essentials mirror mount range, fibre positioning components, waveguide manipulators, automated alignment systems, micropositioners and an expanding portfolio of other class-leading products.
All of our customers – from academic institutions and government agencies through to commercial researchers and industry – are provided with the highest levels of service backed up by solid technical support from our team of experienced engineers.
Development of novel materials and their characterisation is supported by Elliot Scientific’s close relationship with leading suppliers of high resolution equipment for examining the properties of materials at cryogenic temperatures, in magnetic environments, at the microscopic level, manually or automatically.
ColVisTec, Berlin – Adlershof, Germany
Max-Planck-Str. 3
12489 Berlin – Adlershof
At ColVisTec, we work with the world’s leading manufacturers in the paint, pharmaceutical, plastics, and chemical industries. We support these industries with the reliable and industry-ready inline UV-Vis spectroscopy-based hardware & software solutions. Our company was founded in 2009 and is now co-funded by the Horizon 2020 program of the European Union.
Research Park Haasrode, Romeinse straat 18, B-3001 Leuven, Belgium

Magcam is the only high tech company in the world offering a unique Magnetic Field Camera (Magcam) technology system. The Magcam magnetic field camera measurement platform is an advanced digital matrix magnetic field sensor that measures three-dimensional magnetic field maps with high spatial resolution at high speed. The Magcam magnetic field maps are analyzed in real time using the powerful MagScope software.
Applications include R&D, in-line production inspection and incoming/outgoing quality control of permanent magnets and magnetic assemblies, including the full magnetization vector and its deviation angle for uniaxial magnets, multipole magnet inspection, magnet homogeneity inspection, general magnetic field mapping and magnetic materials research. Magcam’s customers include automotive subassembly OEMs, sensor manufacturers, magnet producers and suppliers, rotor/motor/generator constructors, medical equipment manufacturers, universities, research labs and more.
Magcam offers a product range consisting of measurement hardware, advanced data analysis software, automation software as well as measurement services, feasibility studies and development projects. Magcam also offers a range of highly advanced and state-of-the-art cryogenic magnetic field sensors for liquid helium temperature use, based on III-V semiconductor heterostructures. Applications include high resolution scanning Hall probe microscopy (down to 250nm) and magnetometry.
2524 Todd Drive, Madison, WI 53713, USA

Mad City Labs, Inc nanopositioning systems, micropositioning systems, instrument solutions, and piezoactuators are used for a variety of applications. Follow the links below to learn more about how Mad City Labs systems are used in each application area.


SR Microscopy
Fluorescence Microscopy
Fluorescence Spectroscopy
Scanning Probe Microscopy
Surface Profilometry
Optical Tweezers
Optical Traps
Magnetic Tweezers
Magnetic Traps
Magnetic Manipulation
ch. du Pont-du-Centenaire 110, CH-1228 Plan-les-Ouates, Geneva, Switzerland

Metrolab is the global market leader for precision magnetometers, used to very precisely measure strong magnetic fields. Over the past 30 years, we have won the trust of MRI manufacturers and physics laboratories across the world.
Our offer incorporates mastery of precision magnetic field measurement, understanding of magnet systems applications, a passion for industrial quality, and the responsiveness of a small company.
The needs of several thousand different clients have resulted in a product catalogue that since our founding in 1985 has grown to include over a hundred items. We offer a range of single-point magnetometers, differentiated by field strength, precision, and other features. Our catalogue also includes multi-point magnetic field mapping systems – in fact, Metrolab is a pioneer of high-precision magnetic field mapping. Finally, we offer a line of reference-quality permanent magnets.

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance & Electro Paramagnetic Resonance
778 W. Algonquin Road, Arlington Heights, IL 60005, USA

ElektroPhysik is one of the leading manufacturers of measuring instruments used for advancing surface technology, research and quality control. Being a pioneer in the field of non-destructive coating thickness measurement, ElektroPhysik, in cooperation with national and international standardizing institutes and universities has successfully advanced new product developments along with international standardization of the coating thickness measurement.
ElektroPhysik privately held company owned and managed by the Steingroever family. It is headquarters are in Köln Germany near the famous Rein River. ElektroPhysik still occupies the original building though it has gone through many expansions over the years to facilitate growth.
ElektroPhysik maintains branch offices including the U.S.A. and is represented by distributors and agents globally in almost every country in the world. It is this network and partnerships that enable ElektroPhysik to service its customers and provide the support required in today’s competitive global marketplace.
The first coating thickness testing gauge was developed by Dr. Steingroever. Utilizing the Magnetic Attraction principle, it was called the MikroTest (still manufactured today and even available in digital display format, it probably remains the most utilized coating thickness testing device utilized, even today) . Magnetic Attraction is a very reliable technique for measuring coatings however its only drawback is that it only works with coatings applied over ferrous materials such as steel and iron.
However, the Magnetic Attraction principle paved the way for the development of analog devices. First using Eddy Current and then later Magnetic Induction, these devices expanded coating thickness testing beyond just corrosion control.
Today all three of these principles are used to non-destructively measure a variety of coatings. Magnetic Attraction is the measuring principle used in the MikroTest, PenTest and MiniPen by ElektroPhysik.
Magnetic Induction is the measuring principle of choice for ferrous metal substrate application while the Eddy Current principle is the measuring principle of choice for non-ferrous metal substrate applications.
Both of these measuring principles are found in the MiniTest family of gauges as well as the eXacto by ElektroPhysik.
More recently ElektroPhysik developed yet another measuring principle primarily for non-metal substrate applications such plastic and wood. The QuintSonic utilizes a high level ultrasound approach which has enabled measurements to be conducted on these types of substrates non-destructively.
On April 20, 2007 ElektroPhysik launched a new model, the MiniTest 700 Series with SIDSP® digital sensor technology.
SIDSP® is an ElektroPhysik exclusive which took years of research and development. SIDSP® stands for Sensor Integrated Digital Signal Processing and the way that works is that entire coating thickness measurement is processed in the sensor at the point of measurement. SIDSP® is unlike previous conventional techniques where an analog signal was generated at the sensor and then that signal would be sent to a host gauge to processing. The vulnerability with that technique was that it was susceptible to environmental influences such as strong electro-magnetic fields and other signal disturbances that could affect the analog signal and therefore the reading.