Beetle Family Overview
Based on the field-proven “Johnny Walker” Beetle™ design, RHK’s VT Beetle is the most mechanically and thermally stable of the many variable temperature SPM designs on the market today.
Wide VT operation from 25 K (LHe) to 1500 K is coupled with easily aligned AFM enabling a full range of techniques from advanced NC-AFM to true quantitative friction force measurements. The user can easily switch between STM and AFM in UHV, and exchange and store samples, tips, and probes in UHV.
The Beetle is available in a variety of configurations from kits for atmospheric operation to complete variable temperature systems. Specialized Beetle systems from RHK provide Variable Magnetic Fields, specialized Optical access for many optical beam studies, and SEM-guided probe positioning. The Beetle can be integrated with RHK’s prep-analysis chambers for a multi-technique nanotech research platform whose performance and capabilities are unmatched.
Beetle UHV VT STM
The classic standard in VT STM, with the best stability from 25K to 1500K
Beetle UHV VT AFM
Performance and versatility from the most mechanically and thermally stable VT SPMs available
Beetle UHV VT VMF
Ex-vacuum electromagnets require no cooling and provide continuously variable & reversible fields up to 1 Tesla. The field can be varied real-time while imaging.
Beetle UHV VT AFM/SEM
Bridging the gap between resolution and field of view. SEM-guided probe placement in a wide field of view, integrated with uncompromised AFM/STM resolution. Your science on target.
To complement all of RHK’s advanced UHV AFM/STM SPM systems, preparation and analysis equipment can be added and integrated to create complete and versatile surface science platforms.