January 12, 2016

RHK Technology announces that the cryogen-free PanScan Freedom SPM system is now available in a 9K version

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