RHK: Tools for Nanotech Research
RHK designs and manufactures a full line of world-class Ultra High Vacuum Scanning Probe Microscopes (UHV SPM) instruments and Control Systems to continually advance surface science and nanotechnology R&D. Our UHV SPM instruments and Controllers are carefully engineered to provide atomic-scale imaging, interaction, and analysis, and to perform atomic manipulation and nanofabrication. RHK products are installed at top University and National Research Laboratories around the world. New R&D ideas and products flow from customers pushing the limits of equipment, and from RHK’s Technical Advisory Board of top scientists world-wide.
RHK optimizes its systems to meet the specific and demanding requirements of nanotechnology researchers seeking fundamental discoveries that can lead to solutions for daily life. Our unique combination of hardware, electronics, software, in-house expertise, ongoing service, and over two decades of experience assures that customers receive the outstanding products and deep, continual support crucial to achieving their research objectives.
Scanning Probe Microscopes
At RHK, innovative design and clever engineering are mated with uniquely versatile electronics and software. Our powerful UHV SPM platforms provide crucial capabilities for a wide variety of applications. They are crafted to operate in environments from UHV to air, in high Tesla magnetic fields, and at temperatures from milli-Kelvin tip and sample to >1,500 K at the sample.
Preparation & Analysis Equipment
To complement all of RHK’s advanced UHV AFM/STM SPM systems, preparation and analysis equipment can be added and integrated to create complete and versatile surface science platforms.
RHK SPMs are thoughtfully designed from the beginning for easy modular upgrades over time as funding permits and research evolves. Adding RHK prep-analysis chambers and instruments brings powerful new research capabilities to SPM systems and greatly increases overall functionality.
SPM Control Systems
RHK has a long and proud history of accomplishment in SPM Control. With over 1,000 controllers installed around the world, RHK has brought a continual series of advanced capabilities to the nanotechnology field for decades. From the early days of STM, to contact AFM, then NC-AFM, through the transition to digital electronics, and on to new paradigms for graphical interface ease of use and total hardware integration, RHK control platforms consistently bring powerful new functionality to researchers worldwide.