RHK Technology, Inc. announces the release of PanScan-Freedom LT

Troy, MI, September 22, 2014 – The PanScan-Freedom LT is an innovative new closed-cycle cryogen-free system for stable low temperature performance, unprecedented low drift, exceptional spectroscopy performance, and atomic resolution in a surprisingly compact, simple, and affordable package.  PanScan-Freedom LT system features 15 K to 400 K operation without the expense and frustration of using liquid cryogens.  PanScan-Freedom LT redefines helium-free low temperature performance, with an unprecedented XY drift as low as 0.2 Å/hour and Z drift as low as 0.2 Å/day.

RHK is to unveil the PanScan-Freedom LT at the 2014 AVS 61st international meeting being held in Baltimore, November 9-14. Visitors to the conference may see the system first hand in booth #410. (www.avs.org/Meetings-Exhibits/Information)

PanScan-Freedom LT incorporates RHK’s purpose-built hardware, including the groundbreaking R9 control electronics, for lowest noise, highest performance, and industry leading cryogen-free low temperature performance.

Uniquely designed for easy adaptation, PanScan-Freedom LT can also integrate with existing chambers to provide an affordable, small footprint LT UHV SPM station on other analysis or process instruments already in place in a laboratory.  The clever design of the closed cycle module also provides an easy upgrade path for existing PanScan systems, protecting the customer’s investment in their research.

RHK Technology, Inc. manufactures ultra-high vacuum scanning probe microscopes (UHV SPM), Control Systems, and Nano-Optical instruments for research in major universities and government laboratories around the globe. RHK is based in Troy, MI, USA. www.rhk-tech.com

RHK Technology, Inc. Appoints Craig Wall as Director of Marketing


Troy, MI, August 18, 2014 – Craig Wall has recently joined RHK Technology as Director of Marketing for RHK’s line of scanning probe microscopes and control electronics. Dr. Craig Wall brings over 25 years of scanning probe microscopy, product marketing, and product management experience.

“I am excited to join RHK Technology, a stable and growing company in the UHV nanotechnology field. RHK’s focus on product innovation and support is well known throughout the industry. I am enthusiastic about RHK’s new Nano Optics products, which enable TERS and sSNOM nanoscale spectroscopy. I look forward to helping RHK grow to an even stronger market leadership position,” said Dr. Wall.

Dr. Wall has also held positions with Goodyear, Molecular Imaging, Agilent Technologies, and NT-MDT Development. Dr. Wall holds a BS in Chemistry from the University of Texas, Austin and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

RHK Ships 100th R9 Control System


R9 Press Release
Allen Vallei
Rev. Feb 15 2014

RHK Ships 100th R9 Control System
TROY, MI February 17, 2014

RHK Technology, Inc. announced shipment of its 100th R9 Control System for Scanning Probe Microscopes. The latest in RHK’s long history of advances, R9 breaks new ground with its revolutionary design: a totally integrated AFM/STM single-box solution. R9 combines all-digital, ultra-fast, ultra-low-noise electronics with an interface tailored especially for SPM scientists.

Observing the 100-unit milestone, Adam Kollin, RHK President and driving force behind R9, said, “We’re very proud to achieve this so quickly. The number of R9 just keeps climbing, along with very positive feedback from nanotech researchers around the world. We built R9 to be the best and it’s proving so every day.”

R9 Product and Tech Support Manager Ken Kollin added, “Customers appreciate the unique depth of capability plus ease of use R9 provides. Soon we’ll add even more with free upgrades for deeper automation with LabVIEW and MATLAB, advanced drift correction, new spectroscopy modes, and additional PLLs and lock-in amplifiers.” To mark the milestone, RHK is holding live R9 Webinars and demonstrations world-wide.

RHK Technology, Inc. manufactures ultra-high vacuum scanning probe microscopes (UHV SPM), Control Systems, and Nano-Optical instruments for research in major universities and government laboratories around the globe. RHK is based in Troy, MI, USA. www.rhk-tech.com

RHK Launches New Website – Further updates in progress, more changes coming soon


RHK is proud to announce the launch of their new website. The latest release includes major updates in product information and a new image of the month. Check back for frequent software updates as well as FAQs.

Further updates in progress, more changes coming soon

RHK Further Boosts Scientist Staff for Scanning Probe Microscopy


TROY, MI, March 14, 2011

RHK Technology, Inc. has hired Dr. Ryan Murdick as a Staff Scientist, further boosting its expertise and resources for innovative SPM products. Dr. Murdick brings over six years of hands-on experimental materials science experience, including measurement techniques, cryo-cooling applications, and semiconductor physics and nonlinear/ultrafast optics. He is already deeply involved with several breakthrough product-development projects at RHK.

Formerly with the University of Washington Nano-Optics Physics group, Dr. Murdick specialized in both non-linear optics and SPM. At UW he constructed a low temperature/high vacuum atomic force microscope (AFM) coupled to a pulsed infrared laser source for scattering-type scanning near-field optical microscopy.

His previous experience also includes PNNL, where he led the complex s-SNOM (apertureless) system project. He brought this project to completion two months ahead of schedule and 30% under budget. At PNNL he also led a successful project for cutting-edge preliminary measurements on metal oxides undergoing metal-to-insulator phase transitions.

Dr. Murdick earned his Ph.D. in Physics at Michigan State University in 2009.

RHK Increases Scientific Staff for UHV LT SPM


RHK Technology, Inc. has hired Dr. Shengyong Qin as Staff Scientist, adding further expertise and in-depth, hands-on experience in LT SPM to RHK. Dr. Qin earned his PhD in Physics at the University of Texas at Austin in 2008, under supervision of Dr. Chih-Kang (Ken) Shih. Later he joined Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in the renown Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences. There he was a primary operator of the RHK LT QuadraProbe for three years of intensive use in this very active user facility for nano-research.

Dr. Qin’s primary research areas have been focused on experimental study of nanoscale electronic and magnetic materials, including novel thin-film and nanostructure growth; nanoscale characterization with STM of structural, electronic and transport properties of semiconductor and metal nanostructures; exploration of novel quantum phenomena in thin metal films; and superconductivity in reduced dimensions.

Dr. Qin has published numerous peer-reviewed journals, written a book chapter as an invited author, and presented at many national scientific conferences papers.

New Addition to RHK Technical Staff


RHK welcomes Dr. Byoung Choi as the newest member of our Research and Development team. Dr. Byoung Choi received his PhD in Physics in 2006 in the group of Prof. Young Kuk with a topic of: “Chemical and Mechanical Manipulation of Azobenzene Molecules by STM” He later joined Dr. Miquel Salmeron’s group at LBNL in 2006 as a Post Doc where he developed a cryogenic STM/AFM based on the qPlus sensor and studied various systems including water adsorbed on the Cu(110) surface. Read More »

RHK wins Air Force Phase II STTR for new Nano-Spectroscopy Platform


The US Air Force has awarded RHK Technology, Inc. Phase II STTR funding to develop ground-breaking Nano-analytical instruments crucial for National Security and American research and industrial competitiveness.

RHK is collaborating with Dr. Lukas Novotny and the University of Rochester Nano-Optics group. They are combining their expertise to develop and commercialize a Nano-Spectroscopy platform to perform chemically-specific imaging with high spatial resolution at a level far surpassing the best products found in the market today. The RHK-Novotny team successfully demonstrated their novel techniques in Phase 1 and is now the only group awarded Phase II funding.

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