Nanosurf – NaioSTM — STM for nanoeducation
- Atomic resolution in minutes.
- Extremely simple handling and reliable operation.
- Controller and scan head integrated into a single device:
just connect USB and power.
An Easy Entry into the World of Atoms
The first scanning tunneling microscope (STM) was developed in 1981 by
Binnig and Rohrer at the IBM Research Laboratory in Rüschlikon, Switzerland,
for the first time making atoms directly visible to a small group of specialists.
In 1997, Nanosurf went one step further and brought atoms to the classroom!
Today, well over a thousand Nanosurf STMs play a crucial role in nanotechnology
education around the globe:
• Teachers appreciate the ease of use of Nanosurf STMs, allowing them to
offer quick and hassle-free classroom demonstrations to their students.
• Students are motivated by the rapid successes achieved when using the
STMs themselves during hands-on training.
• Anyone can safely handle a Nanosurf STM, since STM tips are simply cut
from Pt/Ir wire without requiring etching in hazardous substances.
The NaioSTM is the successor to the well-known Easyscan 2 STM and brings
together scan head and controller in a single instrument for even greater ease
of installation, usability, and transportability. The whole setup is very resistant
to vibrations and can be used in standard classroom situations.