Large Equipment and Experiments
Dimension 3100 Atomic Force Microscopy
(Type/Manufacturer: Digital Instruments/Veeco Instruments)      
Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Spectrometer
(Type/Manufacturer: DMX 400)
Magnet: 9.39 Tesla-Kryomagnet, ultrashield
Sample head BBO gradient coil for 5mm tubes
Sample head BBI gradient coil for 5mm tubes
Autosampler "Sixpack"
Proton channel, Lock-/2H-Kanal, BB-channel
Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM)
(Type/Manufacturer: Digital Instruments/Veeco Instruments)          
NANOSTAR: X-ray small- and wide-angle scattering with point focus and area detector
(Type/Manufacturer: Bruker AXS)
The instrument is used for stucture determination in the range between about 0.3 nm to 80 nm. In particular it is used for:

Nanostructure analysis (nanopores, particles or macromolecules in bulk or in solution) by means of Small Angle X-ray Scattering (SAXS), and atomic/molecular structure determination by means of Wide Angle X-ray Scattering (WAXS)

Nanostructure mapping by means of scanning-SAXS/WAXS with 100 mm scanning resolution

Orientation analysis (orientation and shape of particles and fibers in composites, crystallographic texture)

Main components:
• Sealed tube X-ray generator (Cu-Ka) with cross-coupled graded multilayer optics (Göbel-mirrors)
• Easy exchancable pinhole system adjustable for high flux or for small beam
• Specimen chamber with space for up to 20 specimens, x-y scanning stage and specimen rotation; operation in vacuum, air or inert gas
• Area detector (multiwire proportional counter)
• Full instrument control via PC with high degree of measurement automatisation
• Data reduction and basic data evaluation software
Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM)
(Type/Manufacturer: LEO 1550/LEO GmbH Oberkochen)
Resolution: 1.0 nm at 20 kV, 2.0 nm at 1 kV

Acceleration Voltage: 0.1 kV to 30 kV

Magnification: 20x to 900kx (continously variable)

Electron gun: Schottky field emitter

Detectors: Everhard Thornley secondary electron detector, In-lens detector

Vacuum system: two-stage rotary-pump, turbomolecular pump, ion getter pump
Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM)
(Type/Manufacturer: EM 912 Omega/Carl-Zeiss Oberkochen)
Resolution: 0.37 nm Point, 0.20 nm Line

Acceleration Voltage: 60 kV to 120 kV

Magnification: 80x to 500kx (in 38 steps)

Electron gun: LaB6

Recording: Sheet film camera, CCD-camera

Vacuum system: two-stage rotary-pump,
turbomolecular pump, ion getter pump
Environmental Scanning Electron Microscope
(Type/Manufacturer: Quanta 600 FEG, FEI Europe)
Digital Field-Emission - Environmental Scanning Electron Microscope for High-Vacuum and Low-Vacuum modes (up to 30 Torr). Schottky-Emitter Cathode System, Everhart- Thornley Detector, GSED Secondary Electron Detector, LF GSED Detector (Large Field Detector), BSE - Detector, CCD Camera, Peltier element/cooling stage


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