NanoScan, Duebendorf, 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.