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Scienta Omicron's new Matrix 4 SPM Controller Features AFM PLL Powered by Zurich Instruments

Scienta Omicron, a technology leader in surface science specializing in low temperature and ultra high vacuum AFM applications, recently launched their new Matrix 4 SPM controller with a PLL powered by Zurich Instruments. The new Matrix 4's PLL capabilities are based on integrating Zurich Instruments' MFLI technology, giving up to 5 MHz lock-in amplifier signal bandwidth and flexible control of all the parameters. The combination of the Zurich Instruments' and Scienta Omicron's technologies enables even the most advanced AFM application modes on highest performance levels and flexibility to inspire future developments. A seaming less integration into the Matrix framework ensures ease of use, fast optimization of PLL parameters and synchronized data acquisition. "The collaboration with Zurich Instruments helped us tremendously to improve our control and signal-processing capabilities and keep us ahead of the competition while focusing on our strengths; building three new AFM hardware platforms. As a result, our customers will benefit from the most advanced system solutions for many years to come," said Markus Maier, SPM business unit director at Scienta Omicron. Thomas Roth, Manager R&D SPM, continued: "Integrating another complex technical product into your own systems always gives rise to numerous challenges. Working with the team at Zurich Instruments allowed us to meet these challenges swiftly, with the positive spirit of like-minded people helping us deliver the best solutions for our customers." For more information, contact

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Scienta Omicron is the leading innovator in Surface Science. The company provides leading capabilities to the research community through its technology leadership in electron spectroscopy, scanning probe microscopy and thin film deposition. These capabilities are available as custom tailored solutions from one source with worldwide sales and service groups.