Freiberg Instruments is now one of the world’s fastest growing, young and dynamic analytical instrumentation companies with products covering a broad spectrum of applications in fields/industries like Semiconductor, Microelectronics, Photovoltaic, Dosimetry, Medical Research, Luminescence Dating, X-ray diffraction, Material Research and Electron Spin Resonance.
Established in 2005 as an university spin off from TU Bergakademie – The University of Resources, Freiberg Instruments devoted the first few years to develop and test a whole family of fast, nondestructive, electrical characterization tools under production conditions, measuring parameters like minority carrier lifetime, photoconductivity and resistivity.
MDP Microwave-Detected Photoconductivity:
The advanced method MDP is well suited for both, defect investigation by e.g. injection dependent minority carrier lifetime measurements, as well as mapping of wafers or even ingots for inline metrology. MDP has a variety of advantages in sensitivity, speed and resolution.
MD-PICTS is a modification of MDP, where temperature dependent measurements of the defect part of the transient are accomplished. This allows to do a spatial resolved defect characterization.
Hyper Tech is the world leader in manufacturing and R&D of magnesium diboride and niobium tin superconducting wire and integrated products. Hyper Tech’s innovative, patented wire drawing process enabled the company to be the first to manufacture viable long-length MgB2 wire. Hyper Tech has consistently integrated this technology into transforming products benefiting from superconducting materials. Superconductors carry high current with near zero ohmic loss. In coil form, such as in an electromagnet, a charged and closed loop can carry current, and hence magnetic field, for long periods of time (of the order of months to years depending on the detail design). This makes a superconductor ideal for high field magnets. It is commonly used in MRI and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) systems throughout the world. Hyper Tech is well equipped to produce two wire formed superconductors: MgB2 and Nb3Sn.
Science applications include particle bending magnets, high energy physics (HEP), and magnetic confinement fusion energy.
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.
Scanning Probe Microscopy
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.
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
MicroSense, LLC, previously known as ADE Technologies, is comprised of three primary businesses precision capacitive sensors, vibrating sample magnetometers and magneto-optical Kerr effect (MOKE) tools for state-of-the-art magnetic measurement and wafer measurment systems. Until the company was sold in November, 2009, we were a subsidiary of KLA-Tencor Corporation, a leading global supplier of semiconductor wafer defect inspection and metrology tools. MicroSense serves a host of industries including semiconductor equipment, data storage, machine tool, solar, automotive and high brightness LED.
MicroSense provides capacitive sensors and OEM metrology modules, based on patented capacitive sensing technology, to make very precise, high bandwidth measurements of precision products such as solar wafers, sapphire wafers, hard disk drive motors, air bearing spindles, precision X-Y stages, optical disks, automotive parts and machine tools. Our capacitive displacement sensors provide the highest resolution in the industry, less than 0.05 nanometers, exceptional stability and virtually unlimited service life.
MicroSense offers high-sensitivity wafer measurement tools for characterizing sapphire, silicon carbide and various types of semiconductor wafers. MicroSense acquired SigmaTech, Inc. of Tempe, Arizona in June, 2012. With this acquisition, MicroSense added leading-edge wafer inspection tools to its portfolio of innovative metrology solutions. SigmaTech systems integrate multiple sensing technologies such as optical spectrometry, interferometry and SigmaTech’s patented auto-positioning back pressure (APBP) technology.
Solar Wafer Thickness Metrology
Vibrating Sample Magnetometer VSM
Dimensional Wafer Metrology Systems
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.
Oxford Instruments aims to pursue responsible development and deeper understanding of the world through Science & Technology.
As one of the first commercial spin-out companies from Oxford University, this vision has been at the heart of our business for over 50 years. We use innovation to turn smart science into world-class products that support research and industry to address the great challenges of the 21st Century.
Atomic Force Microscopy
Coating Thickness Measurement
CT & MRI Systems
Plasma, ALD and Ion Beam
Superconducting Magnets and Wire
X-Ray Tubes and Integrated Sources
Since its inception in 1982, Quantum Design International (a privately held corporation) has developed and manufactured automated temperature and magnetic field testing platforms for materials characterization. These systems offer a variety of measurement capabilities and are in widespread use in the fields of physics, chemistry, biotechnology, materials science and nanotechnology.
Building on its expertise in the global marketing and distribution of its own scientific instruments, Quantum Design International (QDI) eventually broadened its scope to distribute quality scientific instruments from other manufacturers through an international network of wholly owned subsidiaries in every major technological center around the world.
With offices in the USA, Japan, China, India, Korea, Taiwan and Brazil, as well as thirteen European countries, QDI is strategically located in the world’s key centers for scientific research, providing local marketing, sales and technical support. More information on QDI’s worldwide distribution business may be found at www.QD-International.com.
Quantum Design Inc. (QD) is the manufacturing arm of QDI. Located in San Diego, California, QD is the leading commercial source for automated materials characterization systems incorporating superconducting technology. QD instruments may be found in the world’s leading research institutions, and have become the reference standard for a variety of magnetic and physical property measurements. Quantum Design Inc. instruments are cited in, and provide the data for, more scientific publications than any other instrument in the fields of magnetics and materials characterization. This means that each year, literally hundreds of scientific publications, advancing the science of materials, use data generated from QD instruments.
Recently, Quantum Design Inc. expanded its product line beyond material characterization, to include instruments such as: a compact IR Crystal Furnace for the creation of new material; a Superconducting High-Gradient Magnetic Separator (SHGMS) for the processing and improvement of Kaolin clay; and a full line of Advanced Technology Liquefiers (ATL) and Helium Recovery Systems for the conservation and recycling of helium (a vital and increasingly scarce resource essential for cryogenic research and instrumentation).
In diverse areas such as materials characterization, high-sensitivity electrical measurements, and in-lab helium conservation, Quantum Design’s team of scientists and engineers provides a full spectrum of service and application support for customers both domestically and internationally.
Stresstech Group has since 1983 from the foundation of American Stress Technologies, Inc. served metal industry all over the world with solutions and high-tech instruments for non-destructive testing of the quality of components. Many leading edge companies in automobile and aircraft industry have already chosen Stresstech Group as their partner in quality control.
Stresstech Group´s main products are Barkhausen Noise analyzers, sensors and custom inspection stands, X-ray Diffraction analyzers and inspection stands, and residual stress testing instrument based on hole-drilling. Several different applications use Barkhausen Noise to study magnetic properties and thus the presence or absence of material defects and residual stress levels in various components like gears, bearings, camshafts, crankshafts, universal joints, piston pins, etc. X-ray analyzers use X-ray diffraction to measure residual stresses and retained austenite contents. The Prism system is based on hole-drilling technique for measuring residual stresses. Stresstech Group provides also custom inspection stands for shop floor quality control.
Stresstech Oy (1984) in Finland, American Stress Technologies, Inc. (AST)(1983) in USA, Stresstech GmbH (1999) in Germany and Stresstech Bharat Pvt. Ltd. (2010) in India form the Stresstech Group. Being in close contact with each other and with 30 years of experience of quality control, the Group can quickly respond to market demands and individual requests of customers.