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The Center of Shared Research Equipment NASU

AFM/MFM Complex "Solver PRO-M"

SOLVER PRO-M is a powerful and well-designed universal scientific Scanning Probe Microscope applicable to almost all areas that SPM can ever be exploited in. Some features make it unique in terms of electronics capability, probe movement precise measurements, and optical system convenience. The SOLVER PRO-M model has been suited to be driven by the new-generation controller. It has been designed to incorporate modern achievements in microelectronics. Elegant module architecture and many new design solutions allowed creating one of the most powerful "brain" that SPM ever possessed. It contains more than 10 000 components from the world-best manufacturers as Analog Devices, Burr Brown etc. Very important feature is that the new controller is perfectly suited to work with high frequencies (up to 5 MHz). Thus it is compatible with high frequency cantilevers that can be required to obtain the best quality images. High frequency compliance measurements are also important to perform AFAM (Atomic Force Acoustic Microscopy) – NT-MDT unique microscopy technique for imaging samples with differences in local stiffness. The controller is also designed to process capacitive sensors feed-back signal providing precision scanning. Closed-loop control is used to improve the scanning performance and to expand the instrument functionality. Some scanners are equipped with low-noise capacitive XYZ sensors that provide precise positioning by measuring the exact scanner movement. Integrated low-noise capacitive sensors allow high resolution measurements with sensors switched on for down to 50–100 nm scan size. SOLVER PRO-M can be supplied with 1 μm resolution optics set enabling to search and see individual objects on the sample surface separated by 1 μm distance from each other.

Information brochure (pdf - 90.32 Kb)

Pin person on questions measuring - Sergey Cherepov.


EPR Spectrometer ELEXSYS E500 Bruker BioSpin GmbH

The ELEXSYS provides solution oriented spectroscopy requiring an exceptional software strategy and sophisticated hardware.

Basic technical characterictics
  • temperature range of measuring: 10 - 570 ;
  • magnetic field to 1,7 ;
  • measuring in frequency ranges:

- X-range (9,3 - 9,9 GHz);

- K-range (~25 GHz);

- Q-range (~33 GHz);

  • automatic goniometer.


Pin person on questions measuring - Vladimir Golub.