Center: (Gold) STM, white strip is exchangeable tip holder
Left: Tip storage and conditioning
Right: Sample storage and conditioning
View of RHK Technologies Pan-style STM through back-side window to tip-sample junction
Upper: Sample holder
Ni(110) sample mounted on Ta sample holder with Type-K thermocouple connection.
Sample holders from McAllister Technical Services (Coeur d’Alene, ID)
Sample from Surface Preparation Laboratory (Zaandam, NL)
Sample transfer from STM chamber to manipulator. Ag(111) crystal is mounted on a specially designed sample holder with type-K thermocouple contacts. The STM chamber wobblestick is inserting the sample into the manipulator for preparation.
The sample is now mounted in the manipulator and can be retracted to the preparation chamber.