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Posted Date: May 21, 2012

RHK is proud to announce the launch of their new website. The latest release includes major updates in product information and a new image of the month. Check back for frequent software updates as well as FAQs.

Further updates in progress, more changes coming soon

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Press Releases
Posted Date: March 14, 2012

TROY, MI, March 14, 2011

RHK Technology, Inc. has hired Dr. Ryan Murdick as a Staff Scientist, further boosting its expertise and resources for innovative SPM products. Dr. Murdick brings over six years of hands-on experimental materials science experience, including measurement techniques, cryo-cooling applications, and semiconductor physics and nonlinear/ultrafast optics. He is already deeply involved with several breakthrough product-development projects at RHK.

Formerly with the University of Washington Nano-Optics Physics group, Dr. Murdick specialized in both non-linear optics and SPM. At UW he constructed a low temperature/high vacuum atomic force microscope (AFM) coupled to a pulsed infrared laser source for scattering-type scanning near-field optical microscopy.

His previous experience also includes PNNL, where he led the complex s-SNOM (apertureless) system project. He brought this project to completion two months ahead of schedule and 30% under budget. At PNNL he also led a successful project for cutting-edge preliminary measurements on metal oxides undergoing metal-to-insulator phase transitions.

Dr. Murdick earned his Ph.D. in Physics at Michigan State University in 2009.

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Press Releases
Posted Date: February 1, 2012

RHK Technology, Inc. has hired Dr. Shengyong Qin as Staff Scientist, adding further expertise and in-depth, hands-on experience in LT SPM to RHK. Dr. Qin earned his PhD in Physics at the University of Texas at Austin in 2008, under supervision of Dr. Chih-Kang (Ken) Shih. Later he joined Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in the renown Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences. There he was a primary operator of the RHK LT QuadraProbe for three years of intensive use in this very active user facility for nano-research.

Dr. Qin’s primary research areas have been focused on experimental study of nanoscale electronic and magnetic materials, including novel thin-film and nanostructure growth; nanoscale characterization with STM of structural, electronic and transport properties of semiconductor and metal nanostructures; exploration of novel quantum phenomena in thin metal films; and superconductivity in reduced dimensions.

Dr. Qin has published numerous peer-reviewed journals, written a book chapter as an invited author, and presented at many national scientific conferences papers.

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Press Releases
Posted Date: January 10, 2012

RHK welcomes Dr. Byoung Choi as the newest member of our Research and Development team. Dr. Byoung Choi received his PhD in Physics in 2006 in the group of Prof. Young Kuk with a topic of: “Chemical and Mechanical Manipulation of Azobenzene Molecules by STM” He later joined Dr. Miquel Salmeron’s group at LBNL in 2006 as a Post Doc where he developed a cryogenic STM/AFM based on the qPlus sensor and studied various systems including water adsorbed on the Cu(110) surface.

His research interests included Atomic resolved imaging and manipulation of water adsorbed surfaces and water related reactions with STM and NC-AFM Surface chemical reactions and catalysis at the molecular level Photoreaction studies of photosensitive molecules Phonon and electron mediated surface dynamics of molecules and nanostructures

At RHK, Dr. Byoung Choi will utilize his expertise on projects including our PAN cryogenic STM/AFM and Quadraprobe systems.

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