This page collects the microscopy resources available to the users of MAX IV Laboratory.
Click on the relevant tile to get access to detailed information about available instrumentation, techniques, experiments, etc.

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STM-2

Scanning Tunneling Microscopy

STM, nc-AFM with atomic resolution (Omicron VT XA), experiments in UHV, atomically-clean surfaces

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Atomic Force Microscopy

"Conventional" AFM, ambient environment, cleanroom, only topography measurements (Dimension 3100)

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Scanning Electron Microscopy

SEM (FlexSEM 1000 ii) at NanoMAX beamline

Important dates

Call for proposals opens: Tuesday 14 Sept, w 37

Call for proposals closes: Tuesday 5 Oct, w 40

Access to the VT UHV STM: primarily in conjunction with granted beamtime.

You should choose the STM-lab in DUO when submitting your proposal as an additional beamline:

For any inquiries, or if you would like to access the SPM-lab outside of granted beamtime projects, please contact Nikolay Vinogradov.

As of today, the access to the Dimension 3100 AFM and SEM@NanoMAX is more relaxed, but should you foresee that you might want to check your sample with AFM/SEM, please, add SPM-lab to the list of requested beamlines in your proposal!

 

Techniques available through open call

Available forTechnique description
General Users, preferably in combination with a beamline proposal in research area spectroscopyScanning Tunneling Microscopy/Spectroscopy (STM/STS), dynamic STM with QPlus sensor, UHV. W or Pt/Ir(STM only) probes
General Users, preferably in combination with a beamline proposal in research area spectroscopyNon-contact Atomic Force Microscopy (NC-AFM) with QPlus sensor, force curves, UHV
General Users, preferably in combination with a beamline proposal in research area spectroscopy"Conventional" Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) contact/tappng mode, in air
General Users, preferably in combination with a beamline proposal in research area spectroscopyScanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) at NanoMAX beamline with Energy-dispersive X-ray (EDX) spectroscopy.

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