STM/AFM (1 K) in UHV with magnetic field

STM/AFM in UHV with magnetic field photograph

Ultra-Low-Temperature (1.1 K) Ultra-High-Vacuum Scanning Tunneling and Atomic Force Microscope (STM-AFM). The system has a 3T axial Magnetic Field and allows for in-situ atomic and molecular deposition at low temperature (< 5 K). The system is also equipped with a preparation chamber with the standard UHV tools and as well as an additional MBE chamber for ultra-clean sample growth. It is used for atomic manipulation, atomic and molecular magnetism studies, and research on physics at surfaces of functional materials.

Research group
Technical characteristics
  • Scanning tunneling microscope (STM)
  • Non-contact atomic force microscope (nc-AFM)
  • Ultra-High Vacuum
  • 3T Magnetic Field
  • Base temperature 1.1 K


The nanoGUNE cleanroom, dedicated to fabricate and characterize the properties of materials on the nanoscale, ia a 300m2 laboratory where the air purity is under strict supervision.


State-of-the-art equipment, including electron and scanning-tunneling microscopes, as well as other nanofabrication and characterization tools, are managed by specialists and used by researchers from a wide variety of fields.