Atomic Force Microscopy
Torrance, CA 90505
Heidelberg Instruments is one of the world leaders in the production of laser lithography systems, with more than thirty years of experience in maskless lithography and with an installation base of more than 850 systems worldwide. The company offers a variety of maskless pattern generator systems: these range from small and easy to use tabletop systems to highly complex photomask production equipment with exposure areas of several square meters. Heidelberg Instruments systems are installed in academic and industrial sites in more than 50 countries and are used in research, development and production. Applications include MEMS, BioMEMS, Nanotechnology, ASICS, TFT, Micro Optics and others.
PHASIS is a spin-off company of the University of Geneva, which is a renowned academic research institution in the fields of thin film technology, and ferroelectric and superconducting materials. The University of Geneva is also the home institution of MaNEP, the Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research Materials with Novel Electronic Properties.
PHASIS activities are concentrated on the production and distribution of gold substrates, epitaxial gold thin films and epitaxial PZT thin films for both academic and industrial research, and practical applications. Surrounded with excellent know-how and research expertise, PHASIS has a strong commitment to applied research.
PHASIS is involved in several applied research projects with both academic and industrial partners. For example, PHASIS is interested in the use of new materials to bring new insights in the field of gas sensors. Moreover, the flexibility of PHASIS’ equipment allows the production of thin films with tailored properties.
Surface quality control is a perpetual challenge. PHASIS provides local probe surface analysis using Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) and/or Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (STM).
PHASIS is therefore very open to any special request.
Established in 1991, Piezosystem Jena offers piezo micro positioning, piezo nano positioning and metrology solutions to the semiconductor, microscopy and synchrotron community. We have an extensive knowledge and in-depth technical expertise in the application of piezo technology to nano positioning tasks, and in the design of piezo flexure stages and development of piezomechanical systems.
Piezo based instruments are equipped with our unique piezo technology and offer XY or 3D motion with nearly unlimited resolution. Our metrology lab, with high resolution distance measuring interferometers, allows us to perform tests on custom loading configurations of piezo stages, z-axis microscopy piezo elements and piezo actuator systems with a resolution down to 50 picometers. Accurate determination of primary resonances is one of many services we can offer to our customers, ensuring that the system we provide will meet the most demanding nano positioning tasks.
Piezosystem Jena’s real strength comes from our commitment to complete customer satisfaction in the markets we serve. The partnerships we form with our clientele in applications such as super resolution microscopy, AFM, process control, semiconductor metrology and nanopositioning for synchrotron radiation are long-lasting and mutually beneficial. Our knowledge in piezo technology comes as much from our interaction as consultants as it does from our own research.
Outstanding Characteristics of Piezo Elements:
Nearly unlimited resolution of the movement (sub nm)
Extemely high maximum compressive forces (multiple kN)
Movement without any mechanical play
Very short response times
No mechanical wear
Suitable for vacuum applications
Suitable for cryogenic temperatures
Piezosystem Jena develops and manufatures precision systems e.g. for the following high-tech markets:
Customized solutions to fit your special requests
More than 24 years of experience in the production and development of nanopositioning equipment
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For nearly 50 years, TREK , INC. has been providing innovative electrostatic measurement and high-voltage power solutions to customers worldwide. Trek’s superior engineering design capability and manufacturing facilities allow us to provide high quality, cost-effective products and services to meet market needs and customer-specific applications.
Our proprietary technology and technical expertise, coupled with our long-term relationships, sets us apart from our competitors and has made us the leader in the markets we serve.
Trek’s commitment to develop new technologies will enable us to continue to provide current and future customers with innovative solutions.
A significant portion of Trek’s business is derived from the design and manufacture of custom products for OEM customers. Trek has been supplying solutions to some of these customers for over 20 years. Although we cannot disclose information about our custom OEM designs, the following provides some perspective on our capabilities. If this information interests you, please contact us to initiate a dialogue regarding your specific requirements for custom-designed product solutions.
Research & Development
Metrology: These products are used for precision measurements of voltage and surface charge distributions; resistance and resistivity meters are also utilized.