There are two UHV preparation chambers available on the A-branch endstation, named “PrepMain” and “PrepSec”.

The B-branch endstation has a clone of the “PrepSec” preparation chamber, as well as a small chamber atop the main measurement chamber. As the B-endstation is still being set up, we advise you to contact the beamline if you need some specific function for a proposal.

PrepMain

Base pressure8⋅10-11mbar
Sample manipulation4-axis Prevac LHe open cycle manipulator
Sputter gunYes
HeatingElectron beam
Resistive
Direct current
CoolingLN2: 80K
LHe: 40-50K (*Requires advanced planning, contact beamline staff if interested)
CharacterizationScientaOmicron 3-grid SPECTRALEED
Thickness monitor
RGA
Wobble stick for cleaving
Deposition2 quick install deposition source ports CF 40
Additional CF40 ports
DosingLeak valve
OtherPossibility to attach vacuum suitcase

PrepSec

Base pressure8⋅10-11mbar
Sample manipulation4-axis Prevac LN2 manipulator
Sputter gunYes
HeatingElectron beam
Resistive
CoolingLN2: 80K
CharacterizationScientaOmicron 3-grid SPECTRALEED
Thickness monitor
RGA
Wobble stick for cleaving
Deposition3 quick install deposition source ports CF 40
Additional CF40 ports for user supplied evaporation sources
DosingLeak valve
OtherPossibility to attach vacuum suitcase
Inner liner for heavy evaporations (remove and replace)