List of Exhibitors and Sponsors

Asylum Research an Oxford Instruments Company

Oxford Instruments GmbH
Asylum Research
Borsigstrasse 15a, 65205
Wiesbaden, Germany
+49 (0) 612-2937-0


Asylum Research is the technology leader in atomic force probe microscopy (AFM) for both materials and bioscience applications. Founded in 1999, we are dedicated to innovative instrumentation for nanoscience and nanotechnology, with over 300 years combined AFM/SPM experience among our staff. Asylum’s MFP-3D family of AFMs as well as the highest resolution fast scanning AFM, the Cypher, are used for a variety of nanoscience applications in material science, physics, data storage and semiconductors, polymers, chemistry, biomaterials, and bioscience, including single molecule mechanical experiments on DNA, protein unfolding and polymer elasticity, as well as force measurements for biomaterials, chemical sensing, polymers, colloidal forces, adhesion, and more.


You are more than welcome to run live measurements on our Cypher System!

If you want to bring special samples, please give us an information, so we can prepare everything needed.

Our application scientists will answer all your questions and will provide solutions for your AFM issues.

Learn more about AFM, cantilevers and AFM modes!
Hear the talk of Dr. Florian Johann (Thursday (29.09.2016), 11:30 am, Room S101/A01

Carl Zeiss Microscopy GmbH

Carl Zeiss Gruppe
D-07740 Jena
T+49 (0)551 5060 660
F +49 (0)551 5060 464

ZEISS is the world's only manufacturer of light, X-ray and electron microscopes. The company's extensive portfolio enables research and routine applications in the life and materials sciences. The product range includes light and laser scanning microscopes, X-ray microscopes, electron and ion microscopes and spectrometer modules. Users are supported for software for system control, image capture and editing. The Microscopy business group has sales companies in 33 countries. Application and service specialists support customers around the globe in demo centers and on site. The business group is headquartered in Jena, Germany. Additional production and development sites are in Oberkochen, Göttingen and Munich, as well as in Cambridge in the UK and Peabody, MA and Pleasanton, CA in the USA. The company has around 2,800 employees and generates revenue of 650 million euros.




Englerstr. 28 
D-69126 Heidelberg 
T +49 6221 89467-0 
F +49 6221 89467-29


CEOS, founded in 1996 by Maximilian Haider and Joachim Zach, is concentrating on research, development and production of advanced optical components for electron microscopes. 
These include correctors for spherical, chromatic and coma-type aberrations and monochromators.

The company meanwhile has become the world's leading manufacturer of correctors for electron microscopes. 

Explore the world of picometer scale microscopy by visiting our web pages.


Edmund Bühler GmbH

Am Ettenbach 6
D- 72379 Hechingen
T +49 7471 9864-22
F +49 7471 9864-75

Edmund Bühler GmbH is a leading manufacturer of laboratory instruments and customized solutions in the field of research and development for materials science. Founded in 1880, the company has more than 35 years of experience in high temperature, high vacuum R&D and has a worldwide reputation for quality and service. Cooperations with leading institutes and universities ensure new developments, up-to-date with scientific research.

Key Products:

  • arc melters with casting options,
  • melt spinners from small research units to production systems,
  • splat quenchers, induction melters,
  • high-temperature furnaces,
  • high-temperature XRD chambers,
  • customized solutions.


EO Elektronen-Optik-Service GmbH

Zum Lonnenhohl 46
D-44319 Dortmund
T +49-231-927-360-0
F +49 231 927360-27

Since 1979 EO has been working in the field of electron microscopy as a supplier of excellent products and service for our customers, offering superiority techniques from notable companies such as Tescan, Cressington, Spicer, K&S, pieScientific, Technoorg and Nanomechanics. At the MSE we will focus on nanoindentation systems from Nanomechanics that provide the user with the most accurate results and with leading edge characterization for materials on micro and nano scales. The Nanomechanics indentors are most commonly used for testing a multitude of materials for widespread applications. The product range covers standalone (iNano, iMicro) and in-situ nanoindentation systems (InSEM, NanoFlip) that fulfill the requirements of research and development in academia and industry. Whatever the user is testing (bulk material, layers, thin films etc.) the measurements of hardness, modulus and other material’s properties are extremely reliable. We are glad to welcome you at the EO booth to discuss your needs and wishes around nanomechanical testing and characterization with standalone systems or inside your SEM.


Presentation: Advanced material characterization using in-situ nanoindentation

More than 20 years ago, the Oliver and Pharr method led to the commercial breakthrough of the nanoindentation method. Since then the technology has been constantly developed and optimized. Meanwhile, this technique is one of the most common test methods in academia and industry to determine mechanical material properties at small scale. With more than 30 years of experience, offers Nanomechanics a variety of reliable nanomechanical testing instruments ranging from affordable standalone (iNano, iMicro) to sophisticated in-situ (InSEM, NanoFlip) systems. All systems are capable of rapid and dynamic testing. The in-situ modules enable simultaneous observation of the testing process and correlative combination with most analyzing methods available in SEM. For instance, the NanoFlip allows an advanced material characterization by e.g. compiling information of microstructure, chemistry and mechanical properties. The prevailing vacuum conditions during in-situ experiments in conjunction with high-temperature WC-indenters and the high thermal stability of the InSEM HT enable material testing up to 1000°C giving insides to materials behavior during service temperatures. This presentation will outline the advantages of correlative characterization and possibility of high-temperature testing with Nanomechanics, Inc. indentation instruments.

Dr. Darius Tytko
EO Elektronen-Optik-Service GmbH
Zum Lonnenhohl 46
D-44319 Dortmund

ESA - European Space Agency

The European Space Agency is a multi – national organization whose mission is to provide for and to promote the peaceful exploitation of space science, research, technology and applications.

With its more than 2300 international staff from 22 countries, ESA is Europe’s capstoneorganization in the field of space research and development. The programmes of theEuropean Space Agency include large projects in space science, telecommunications,navigation, earth observation, launcher development, manned space flight, and microgravity.Engineers, IT specialists, physicists, mathematicians, astronomers, andastrophysicists are employed in a variety of areas: Research and development, projectsupport, project management, spacecraft operations and data retrieval and exploitation. ESA is an equal opportunity employer with a positive gender polic.

FEI Deutschland GmbH

An der Welle 4
D-60322 Frankfurt / Main

FEI designs, manufactures and supports a broad range of high-performance microscopy workflow solutions that provide images and answers at the micro-, nano- and picometer scales. Our innovation and leadership enables customers in industry and science to increase productivity and make breakthrough discoveries. We believe that honest and ethical business conduct is critical to our business. The goodwill developed through relationships built on trust is important. We believe in treating our customers, employees and business partners fairly, with respect and accountability. We expect our employees to exercise good judgment to deliver on these values.

FEI‘s Code of Conduct requires compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. We have company policies and practices designed to help ensure that FEI complies with the laws of the countries and jurisdictions in which we operate. We encourage employees to report compliance problems.

Gatan GmbH
Inglostädterstr. 12
D-80807 München

Gatan, Inc. is the world's leading manufacturer of instrumentation and software used to enhance and extend the operation and performance of electron microscopes. Gatan products, which are fully compatible with nearly all electron microscope models, cover the entire range of the research process—from specimen preparation and manipulation to imaging and analysis. The Gatan brand name is recognized and respected throughout the worldwide scientific community and has been synonymous with high quality products and leading technology for more than 50 years. Gatan is headquartered in Pleasanton, California, U.S.A.


We run always in the forefront for our customers as the most trustful & innovative partner.

Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation was created in 2001 with the merger of the Instruments Group and Semiconductor Manufacturing Equipment Group of Hitachi, Ltd. with the trading company Nissei Sangyo Co. Ltd. Since then, we’ve built up a trusted reputation as a cutting-edge technology company combining expertise in trading and manufacturing.

In the 1950s Nissei Sangyo started its European operation and the merger in 2001 boosted also the European activities.

We’re currently expanding our European business segments further to East Europe, Russia and Turkey: Electron Microscopes, Life Science & Medical Systems, Semiconductor Manufacturing Equipment, Industrial & IT Systems and Advanced Industrial Products.

Hitachi High-Technologies Europe GmbH gives you value through optimal solutions that integrate sales, service and the manufacturing capabilities. By combining these strengths we create businesses that profit from the manufacturing divisions’ ability to develop advanced technology, conduct manufacturing and provide services – and from our trading divisions, which provide global sales and sourcing using the collective power of the Hitachi Group.  Especially with our trading division we participate in the creation of the fundaments for future business and private life by providing systems and solutions for Industry 4.0 or IoT.

Another of our strengths is our pioneering attitude to change. We actively tackle the challenges of biotechnology and healthcare, social infrastructure and advanced industrial systems.

At the same time, our vibrant corporate culture of combining speed, teamwork and new ideas, helps us continue to take on the challenge of expanding our business in emerging markets, and strengthens our business globally.

Looking ahead, Hitachi High-Technologies aims to continue to lead the way as a fast-moving creator of cutting-edge global high-tech business solutions.

Hysitron, Inc.

9625 West 76th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55344
United States 
F +1-952-835-6366

Hysitron, the global leader in nanomechanical testing, is dedicated to the development of next- generation testing solutions for quantitative Nanoscale materials characterization. Hysitron’s comprehensive mechanical testing suite of hybrid techniques and modular instrument platforms will keep your research at the forefront of technology. Visit Hysitron’s booth to discuss our new ultra-high speed nanomechanical testing capabilities, spatially correlated nanoindentation and Raman Spectroscopy, xSol environmental testing capabilities, and in-situ nanomechanical characterization inside your TEM/SEM.


JEOL (Germany) GmbH

Gute Änger 30
D-85356 Freising
T +49 (0) 8161 9845-0
F +49 (0) 8161 9845-100

JEOL is the biggest global supplier of electron-optical analytical instrumentation used for research and development in the fields of materials sciences, nanotechnology, life sciences and biotechnology.

Utilizing its unique technologies, products, services, and knowledge, JEOL helps its customers make significant breakthroughs in product development and scientific research. JEOL products include scientific instrumentation and industrial equipment, based on five major product groups: Electron Optics, Analytical Instruments, Semiconductor Equipment, Thin Film Coating Systems, Medical Equipment.

In keeping with the trend of globalization, JEOL Group is pushing forward with development, manufacture, and applications of high-end scientific instruments on an international scale. 

As a globally operating company headquartered in Tokyo (Japan), JEOL profits from a wide sales network. With overseas branch offices amongst others in Tokyo, Munich, Boston, Paris, London, Brussels, Milan, Stockholm, Singapore and Beijing, JEOL has established local sales systems and the best possible service systems in more than 30 countries all over the world. In total, JEOL employs more than 3000 persons worldwide. 

King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

Advanced Nanofabrication Core Labs
4700 King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
0250-WS02 Building 3, Thuwal 23955-6900, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Tel: +966 12 808 2348

Established in 2009, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) is a graduate-level, Research University located on the shores of the Red Sea in Saudi Arabia.

KAUST is dedicated to advancing science and technology through interdisciplinary research, education and innovation.

Curiosity-driven and goal-oriented research is conducted by students, faculty, scientists and engineers to address the world’s pressing scientific and technological challenges related to food, water, energy and the environment.

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A Quantum Design International Company
Im Tiefen See 58
D-64293 Darmstadt
T +49-(0)6151-8806-0

LOT-QuantumDesign group is a leading European distributor of high-quality scientific instruments and components supplying academic and industrial scientific research customers. The group offers components and systems used in material sciences, imaging, spectroscopy, photonics, nanotechnology and life science research.  The group was founded almost 45 years ago and now employs more than highly-qualified 140 staff across Europe. The headquarters are in Darmstadt, Germany, further offices are located in Paris, London, Rom und Lausanne. Together with the parent company Quantum Design International Inc. and sister companies in North America, Asia and South America LOT-QuantumDesign offers the only global distribution network for high-tech instruments.


MaTecK Material-Technologie & Kristalle GmbH
Im Langenbroich 20
D-52428 Juelich, Germany
Tel: +49-(0)-2461-9352-0
Fax: +49-(0)-2461-9352-11

MaTecK GmbH, located in Germany, is a leading producer and supplier of high-tech research materials as follows:

-  Metal single crystals (e.g. super alloys, monochromators, magnetic shape-memory alloys, etc.)

-  Oxide single crystals (e.g. CoO, FeO, NiO, etc.)

-  Substrates (e.g. for HT-superconductors, for nitrides, etc.)

-  Wafers (e.g. Ge, Si, II-VI, III-V, IV-VI semiconductors, etc.)

-  Service for high quality polishing of above mentioned materials (with Ra values in the sub- nanometer range)

-  Pure elements and alloys (e.g. powders, foils, sheets, wires, rods, etc. with high purities 99.9 - 99.9999%)

-  Sputtering targets (customized compositions and geometries produced by casting and powder metallurgy)

-  Optical crystals and components (e.g. lenses, prisms, windows, etc.)

-  Stable isotopes

-  and other research materials

Furthermore MaTecK develops crystals and material samples with previously not tested compositions mainly according to customers’ requirements.

Please find more information on our web-site:

From cutting edge scientific research to routine surface investigations, NT-MDT has a unique and unrivalled portfolio of scanning probe microscopes.  Our application-focused instruments provide you with a full range of capabilities in AFM-Raman, high-resolution, multi-frequency measurements, and AFM based nanomechanics.  As an innovator in SPM for over 25 years, NT-MDT has a specialized high-performance solution for your research needs.



Derschlager Straße 26
D-58540 Meinerzhagen
T +49 23 54 73-0
F +49 23 54 73-201

Experience. Know-how. Innovations.

Space fight, moving people and transporting goods globally, high-tech mechanical engineering, shaping the landscape of today‘s large cities through modern architecture ...

... our enterprise is active in all these areas, furnishing new concepts, products and solutions.

The limited partnership of OTTO FUCHS - founded in 1910 - is a leading globally active company whose products set trends in the aerospace industry, in the automotive and construction industries as well as in the general engineering industry. Based on in-house material we manufac-ture extruded, forged and ring-rolled products of Aluminium, Magnesium, Titanium and Nickel alloys for customers who require safety, low mass, reliability and durability. 

Connected worldwide

The OTTO FUCHS Group has subsidiaries in Germany, Hungary, South Africa, the USA and PR China. This ensures we are close to the customer, maintaining a consistently high level of quality and supply reliability.

SCHUPP® Ceramics – Simply High Temperature Technology

Neuhausstr. 4 -10
D-52078 Aachen
T +49 (0) 241 936 77 - 0
F +49 (0) 241 936 77 - 15

SCHUPP® Ceramics is an established specialist for high temperature technology. Our company has been developing, producing and marketing high-quality metallic-ceramic solutions for sintering, firing, melting and heat treatment since 1996. Whether in combustion- or electric-heated industrial and laboratory kiln/furnaces, our products, components and systems work reliably at temperatures of 660 °C to 1800 °C (service temperature).

From approved standard products for high-precision sintering & firing process control to individual, custom-made products for electrical heating or thermal insulation - we provide tailor-made, integrated solutions for industrial applications, production and research for customers around the world.

Springer Nature
Springer Natureis a leading global research, educational and professional publisher, home to an array of respected and trusted brands providing quality content through a range of innovative products and services. Springer Nature is the world’s largest academic book publisher, publisher of the world’s most influential journals and a pioneer in the field of open research. The company numbers almost 13,000 staff in over 50 countries. Springer Nature was formed in 2015 through the merger of Nature Publishing Group, Palgrave Macmillan, Macmillan Education and Springer Science+Business Media. Visit and follow @SpringerNature.

Springer Spektrum
Springer Spektrum ( is the leading publisher for classical and digital educational and specialized media in the field of natural sciences | mathematics in the German-speaking region. Its program stands for high-quality content and professional service concerning all aspects of the biomedical sciences | chemistry | geo sciences | mathematics | physics + astronomy. Springer Spektrum offers students, practitioners and researchers a reliable and up-to-date platform in the field of natural sciences, also addressing a broad, scientifically interested audience with popular science books. Its portfolio includes printed books and eBooks, journals and magazines, online products and distance learning degree programs. In 2012 Spektrum Akademischer Verlag, which was founded in 1991, combined with Springer’s and Vieweg+Teubner’s (today: Springer Vieweg) German-language natural sciences and mathematical program to form Springer Spektrum. Springer Spektrum is part of Springer Nature.

Springer Vieweg
Springer Vieweg ( is the leading publisher for traditional and digital educational and specialized media in the field of technology in the German-speaking region. Its program stands for high-quality content and professional service concerning all aspects of construction | electrical engineering | IT + computer science | mechanical engineering + automotive engineering. Springer Vieweg offers students, practitioners and researchers a cutting-edge, reliable platform in the field of technology. Its comprehensive range of informational products includes specialized books, journals and magazines (print and electronic), online portals, congresses and conferences. Founded in 2012, Springer Vieweg is the result of the fusion of Vieweg+Teubner Verlag, founded in 2008 (Vieweg 1788 | B.G. Teubner 1812) and the German-language technical program of Springer Verlag. Springer Vieweg is part of Springer Nature.

Thermo-Calc Software AB

Norra Stationsgatan 93 
SE-113 64 Stockholm Sweden
T  +46 8 545 959 30

Thermo-Calc Software AB of Stockholm, Sweden is a global leader in computational thermodynamics software tools within the area of material science. Its flagship software tool Thermo-Calc has been used for more than 25 years by leading industrial, governmental and academic researchers and engineers to create multi-component thermodynamic and phase diagram calculations, and more than 1,000 licenses of Thermo-Calc software are currently in place. Its diffusion simulation tool DICTRA, which uses ThermoCalc as its engine, has been widely utilized since its introduction more than 14 years ago. TC-PRISMA is a tool for simulating multi-particle precipitation kinetics of diffusion-controlled processes in multicomponent and multi-phase alloy systems. Thermo-Calc Software AB was founded as an independent company in 1997 as an off-spring from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Department of Materials Science, in Stockholm, Sweden.