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Low temperature SPM has become a widely accepted method in Nano and Quantum Technology. Instruments capability has advanced over decades and our product offering has been tailored to various applications – ie. combination with optical methods and high magnetic field applications. Recently the cost and the availability of liquid Helium has become an issue in some markets. Now UNISOKU has launched its first dry-cooled LT STM – the USM1800.

The USM1800 is a high performance STM/AFM providing low noise and high resolution performance at 5K. A unique concept for vibration isolation delivers perfect decoupling of the pulse tube cooler from the SPM stage – but maintaining optimal cooling power. This instrument is break-through in dry-cooled SPM technology. The true sample temperature is verified by spectroscopy at a superconducting gap with uncompromised atomic resolution.

The USM1800 is an excellent choice for those who suffer from cost or availability problems of LHe supply – particulary if the electric power bill is not paid from the project budget.

For users with existing LHe logistics on campus at reasonable cost, still a low consumption ‘wet’ LT STM like the USM1200 will be a good choice. LHe cooling is almost noise-free with least efforts by nature. And with the very low LHe and electric power consumption the USM1200 is a high performing and economic instrument

In addition to Scanning Probe Microscopy (SPM) optical spectroscopies coming more and more into focus of nanotech applications. But instrument technology around local and near field optical probes did not advance as quickly as STM and AFM. Now there is vastly growing interest in highly localized optical spectroscopies for the investigation of organic materials and molecular structure, as well as for molecular conductors, magnets and spin systems – more generally in functionalised molecular systems. Last but not least time resolution down to the pico second regime is becoming a much more frequent requirement in order to assess dynamic processes.

The USM1400-TERS is the first commercial turn-key instrument in the market to combine state-of-the-art SPM with high performance Raman spectroscopy in situ in UHV. The instrument has demonstrated true single molecule resolution in tip enhanced Raman spectroscopy (TERS). Besides the specific TERS application, the instrument is highly configurable for a great variety of optical methods in situ with SPM. We consider it as the ‘optical bench in UHV’ for local probe methods.

Ultimate time resolution is provided by the UNISOKU picoTAS, which is a novel ambient Transient Absorption Spectrometer (TAS). Some 100 pico second time resolution enables unsurpassed access to photochemistry and to the dynamic spectroscopy of molecular processes and transitions..



nanoscore has been founded by Dr. Thomas Berghaus. The company is located conveniently located close to Frankfurt (Germany). The activities are centred within the scientific market. There are two main areas. The consultancy services address technology and market affairs, project management, and custom engineered solutions. The other area of activities is very much related. nanoscore supports manufacturers of scientific instruments for their market launch in Europe. This may range from consultancy services to active representations. Although being a new foundation the nanoscore team looks backs on more than 30 years of experience of individuals in science, engineering, project management, as well as in market and business affairs. It is nanoscore’s dedication to turn this experience in valuable support to its customers.


The companies name reflects its dedication. “nano” stands for the main target area in the scientific market which is all around nanotechnology. And “nano” is a synonym for precision. Precision is the guiding theme for the nanoscore team providing their service to their customers – and deliver. “score” stands for the commitment on result and yielding a merit. Altogether this depicts the mission of the nanoscore team: Deliver result and value to the customer.