STM/AFM (4 K) in UHV with light detection set-up

STM/AFM photograph

Low-Temperature (4.8 K) Ultra-High-Vacuum Scanning Tunneling and Atomic Force Microscope (STM-AFM). It has a light emission spectroscopy setup. It is used for molecular optoelectronics, light-emission in tunneling microscopy studies, and measurements of forces and interactions at the atomic scale.

Research group
Technical characteristics
  • Scanning tunneling microscope (STM)
  • Non-contact atomic force microscope (nc-AFM)
  • Ultra-High Vacuum
  • Light spectroscopy
  • Base temperature 4.8 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.