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Panscan Freedom SPM,  VT Beetle
Event Date: March 2, 2016

Mar 2-3
Will be held at the Student Union Building of the University of Central Florida in Orlando

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Panscan Freedom SPM,  VT Beetle
Event Date: January 22, 2016

Jan 22
32nd Annual Meeting of the Swiss Working Group for Surface and Interface Science
Presentation by Dr. Zhouhang Wang, “Cryogen-Free Scanning Probe Microscopy for Use in Studying Topological Insulators”

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Panscan Freedom SPM,  VT Beetle
Posted Date: January 12, 2016

The team at RHK Technology is excited to announce the launch of the new 9K PanScan Freedom System! Customers will now have the option to choose between the 15K and 9K versions of our cryogen-free SPM systems.

9k Pan Scan Freedom

One year ago, RHK Technology launched the first commercial closed-cycle SPM system. At that time, the system could achieve a tip/sample base temperature of 18K.   Over the last year, the PanScan Freedom has become the most successful microscope system in RHK’s history. During that time, our engineers, led by Dr. Byoung Choi, have worked tirelessly to further optimize the design. This resulted in the original version of the system achieving a 15K base temperature, without any sacrifice to resolution or drift.

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Through our close collaborations with the researchers in this field, we knew that delivering a system that could consistently perform below 10K would open up an entire world of measurements. Both spectroscopic and morphological studies would benefit from this advancement.

The constant efforts by Dr. Choi and his team to refine every aspect of the damping, shielding, and thermal coupling allowed us to integrate a more powerful cryostat to the PanScan Freedom, once again without sacrificing performance. The strength of the design becomes immediately apparent when you see the system performing in person, with the persistent pumping of the cryostat completely absent from the spectrum analyzer data. Seeing really is believing with the PanScan Freedom!

This 9K version of the PanScan Freedom will be launched at the 62nd Annual AVS Symposium in San Jose, CA. Attendees will have the opportunity to see a live demonstration over the three-day exhibition.

If you are interested in learning more about this new technology, please contact us at [email protected]


Ryan Smith
Director of Sales and Marketing
RHK Technology

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Posted Date: January 12, 2016

Today’s SPMs are ever more powerful and precise. With such instruments available, your SPM Controller — not the SPM itself — now determines the actual performance of your overall system. Your existing SPM controller can impede your research if its electronics or software constrain your experimental freedom. Its jungle of noisy cables, poor dynamic range, and lost or disregarded data can limit your progress.

Conversely, an optimal Control package empowers your system to produce the most meaningful science and results. The ideal Controller must also seamlessly unite Depth of Capability and Simplicity of Operation. This is RHK’s new R9 Controller.

Watch this webinar to see what R9 can bring to your SPM research:

Advantages of fully integrated, one-box AFM and STM Control and internal lock-in amplifiers – from lowest noise to highest speed.

How wide Dynamic Range makes all measurements easier and optimizes performance without frequent adjustment of parameters.

Why viewing SPM data as time-based, not just pixel-based, reveals important insights other Controllers miss.

How to crash-proof your approaches with a high speed transient recorder.

Why LabVIEW constrains your operability and customizing of experiments and procedures, and slows down switching modes.

Watch now!

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