SPECs are a German manufacturer of many SPM Control Systems, pioneers of the ESCA System sciences and the inventors of the freshly announced EnviroESCA tool – something which could very well stand to change the very future of surface science thanks to a series of features which well and truly revolutionize the field.
The EnviroESCA is of course impressive, very much so, but a series of other offerings stand to SPECS’ name and stand as rather ingenuitive solutions to common laboratory problems. An excellent example of which is the FlexMod, the world’s first fully modular surface science technique solution. SPECS are a company which have a number of fantastic things going for it – innovation, ingenuity and of course an excellent reputation in fields of science and academia – and they have yet another offering to make us rethink the way that we work.
The SPECS FE-LEEM instrument is well and truly part of the next-gen offerings which are being touted to laboratories everywhere, a low energy electron microscope with groundbreaking resolution. Unsurpassed by absolutely anything else in SPECS’ inventory or even by any of their competitors, SPECS have managed to create a 5nm resolution lens for dynamic LEEM microscopy experimentation.
The SPECS FE-LEEM instrument takes to heart the design of Doctor Rudolf Tromp, and features a bevvy of top-notch and bleeding edge features. With a 90 degree magnetic deflector, a cold field emitter, rapid LEED and LEEM switching, a blindingly fast sample exchange, as well as energy filtered PEEM with UV focus of up to UVS 300, this microscope is more than capable of reaching the ultimate resolution of 2.0nm with the aberration corrector fitted.
Applications for this fantastic microscope are very varied. From the obvious such as PEEM and LEED, the SPECS FE-LEEM is powerful enough to have very real application in spectroscopy, phase contrast, dark field imaging, Mirror Electron Microscopy, as well as many more fields.
But what does this have to do with North Wales, you might ask? The answer is, quite a lot. As SPECS tend to deal with distributors for their sales, British and Irish laboratories would be best served getting in touch with Scanwel, a Welsh business which is very well known for its custom fabrications and also its distribution rights to SPECS products. Only in North Wales can you get a completely unlimited access to the most cutting edge of all equipment!
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