LiteScope™

Scanning Probe Microscope designed for easy integration into the Electron Microscopes. The combination of complementary SPM and SEM techniques enables to use the advantages of both commonly used microscopy techniques.

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LiteScope™ Data

LiteScope™ is usually used in high vacuum, but may also be adapted for ultra high vacuum conditions on request.

  • Operating temperature: +15 °C to +25 °C
  • Standard operating pressure: 10-5 Pa to 105 Pa
  • Overall dimensions: 129 mm x 90 mm x 45-55 mm
  • Total weight: 650 g
  • Maximal scanned sample area: 22 mm x 11 mm x 8 mm
  • Scanner range: 100 um x 100 um x 100 um
  • Resolution: 0.2 nm

We offer fully non magnetic version and also closed loop on request.

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Design

The LiteScope™ is placed on the stage of an SEM/FIB microscope and is able to measure even in tilted position, for example for simultaneous usage with FIB technique.

  • Low profile and small size enables integration within SEM/FIB instruments
  • Easy integration procedure – mounting on the SEM/FIB manipulator
  • Docking option when the whole SPM probe is hidden within the body of LiteScopeTM
  • Universal probe holder suitable for several SPM methods and easy “Plug & Play” assembly
  • Sample tilt up to 60°
  • Optimized mechanical design with respect to low vibration level (stiffness and appropriate resonance frequency), integrated preamplifier (to eliminate signal distortion / noise as much as possible)

Control unit

All electronics running LiteScope™ is integrated into one control unit. This unit is a standard 19” rack and may easily be mounted on the free slot of SEM electronics or simply positioned free to match the needs of the task in hand.

  • Maximum PLL frequency for dynamic measurements 75 kHz suitable for tuning fork based probes (or higher using external PLL or to customer requirement)
  • 2× 16-bit DAC per scan axis to reach maximal resolution everywhere within the view field
  • 5× 16 bit auxiliary inputs for simultaneous measurements of user signals (±10 V)
  • Input signals may be employed in four channel feedback-loop mixer
  • External probe excitation
  • Ethernet connection
  • The preamplifier is situated within the body of the LiteScope™, ensuring significant reduction of electrical interference

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NenoView Software

NenoView is user-friendly software, which allows to fully control the set-up measurements, data acquisition and data processing. NenoView supports CPEM technology and enables it to utilize correlative imaging directly and internally.

  • Saves the data with all the information including measurement setup
  • Web based user interface
  • Easy for new users, flexible for experts
  • User accounts individually configurable
  • Remote access to user data
  • Download of data from control PC to local computer
  • Remote experiment control via tablet, smartphone etc.
  • Integrated data postprocessing, analyses, export etc.