|Standard system solutions and stand-alone systems in most cases only can answer standard questions. The integration of several analytical techniques, of sample preparation and thin film deposition with sample surface analysis, of ultrahigh vacuum based techniques with methods working in other environments or even in situ analysis in working environments require a more sophisticated approach. Thus, advanced applications in surface analysis and surface nano analysis require a significant degree of customization in the analysis system design. |
The dilemma here is, that customized solutions take a long time to be realized, are significantly more expensive and are normally not flexible to later changes. Furthermore, geometries and specifications are only optimized for the defined purpose. Later upgrades, if possible at all, will lead to a system concept with a high degree of complexity in operation.
The way out of this maze would be a modular concept, well known to many of us from childhood days. Transfer the pleasure of playing with building blocks to modern research. Concentrate on the scientific problem solution, instead of diving into the small details of complicated system designs. Start from well-planned, well-specified and application-optimized building block type modules for a dedicated task. With all modules having equal form factors, immediate or later combination of several of these optimized modules help to build-up a multi-method system, exactly optimized to the recent application and in future even growing with extended tasks.
The future of customization is available: SPECS FlexMod.
The FlexMod system concept provides the scientist with an optimized and yet still customized configurable solution for a variety of surface science techniques. The system allows you to start with a basic configuration and expand with upgrade options for higher performance and additional surface science methods. This means the system can grow with you and your needs.
Due to the modularity, the system can grow over time by adding complete modules or additional components. The system configuration can also be rearranged to adapt to new experimental requirements. Accompanied by comprehensive automation FlexMod is the perfect solution for multiuser environments as well. Convince yourself of this concept and start to adapt the surface nano analysis system to your research instead of limiting your research to the equipment present in your lab.