Our microscopes are operated in ultrahigh vacuum (UHV) and at cryogenic temperatures. We are constantly developing new scanning probe techniques for specific scientific projects. In addition to the microscopes in the group, we also collaborate closely with other STM groups, e.g., led by Steffen Wirth in the PCM department in the Institute, Stuart S. P. Parkin in MPI of Microstructure Physics in Halle, Milan Allan at Leiden University in the Netherlands.
Zatsuon is a UHV STM with a base temperature of 2 K, equipped with an 8 T magnetic field and an advanced preparation chamber. It will start commissioning in early 2025, allowing high-frequency measurements including local shot noise spectroscopy.
Hot Tip is a variable-temperature UHV STM/AFM currently residing in the Thin Film laboratory. It is ideal for experiments extending a wide range of temperatures, or quick turnaround of sample characterization.