About CreaTec

Your innovative partner for UHV growth and analysis


CreaTec Fischer & Co. GmbH, founded in 1992, is an established manufacturer of customized and application-oriented components and systems for ultra-high vacuum (UHV), evaporation, manipulation and instruments. More than 20 years of experience in design, construction and production of UHV equipment allow us to implement complex customer requirements. The adaption of effusion cells, manipulators and transfer systems to existing systems of any supplier is CreaTec’s daily business.

Location

The company is located in Erligheim near Stuttgart, Germany. A branch for low-temperature scanning tunneling microscope (LT-STM) equipment is located in Berlin in the Science Park Adlershof. Production and tests of all products take place in a clean room environment from class 1000 to class 10 in our facilities in Erligheim.

LT-STM

Since 2000, the low-temperature scanning tunneling microscope (LT-STM) became essential part of CreaTec product range. In addition to its nanoanalytical capabilities it allows the precise manipulation of atoms and molecules at temperatures from 4 to 300K.

Starting with our proven beetle-type STM with highest spectroscopy performance, we have continuously developed this instrument to three different scanning probe systems: 4K LT-STM/AFM, a combined 4K LT-STM/AFM and a 1K LT-STM/AFM system. All these microscopes offer ultimate STM, STS and IETS performance including one of the longest LHe hold times, extremely low drift rates and outstanding stability.

CreaTec fully compatible low-temperature atomic force microscope (AFM), introduced in 2007, allows simultaneous measurements of force and tunneling current without cross-talk using constant frequency or constant height control.

Innovations

Our recent new ideas, realized in new products, include Linear Shutters, TUBO Effusion Sources, MiniMBE Systems and Control Software. Several innovations which are now integral parts of our products were generated from close cooperative efforts with leading research institutions. Examples are the 50 keV electron gun with fluorescent screen for precise RHEED measurements and the high-performance data acquisition and evaluation software SAFIRE as well as a process control software for complete MBE systems.

 

Erligheim