Atomic Force Microscopes

Compact, easy to use and portable AFMs for research and education.



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The traxSTM fits into advanced labs for physics, chemistry, engineering and general nanotechnology introduction. High schools, community colleges, and universities use the system for classroom instruction and teaching laboratories.

  • Portable and compact: Easy to install with a small footprint
  • Quick atomic resolution on a table: No need for expensive vibration isolation
  • Easy to use: Ideal for nanotechnology education and outreach
  • Accessible sample stage and scanning tip: Quick exchange of tip and sample
  • Low operating voltage: Safe for all users

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The traxSTM is the ideal scanning tunneling microscope for an introduction to nanoscience. The traxSTM integrates control electronics with the scanner, which reduces the footprint and overall size of the system. Our traxSTM is an all-in-one instrument that is easy to use anywhere.

Get atomic resolution in minutes with the traxSTM. This all-in-one scanning tunneling microscope has simple handling with reliable operation. The controller and scan head are integrated with a single device. The STM has low-cost consumables – cut your own tips & start imaging atoms!

Example of a typical traxSTM workflow


Category TraxSTM Specification
Maximum XY-range 500 nm
Maximum Z-range 200 nm
Current amplifier max 100 nA
Imaging modes Constant Current (topography), Constant Height (current)
Spectroscopy modes Current–Voltage, Current–Distance
Lithography modes Patterning, Modification
Size (LWH) 204 x 204 x 104 mm

Options & Accessories

  • Camera for view tip-sample distance
  • Advanced Modes Option
    • Spectroscopy: Current-voltage, stop by end value, forward and backward pause
    • Lithography: Draw and load CAD vector graphics, bitmap images
      Isolation stage
  • SPIP post processing software

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Camera option for the traxSTM