AMC 2012 Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors:


AIST-NTAIST-NT is a young dynamic company founded by former employees of NT-MDT with the simple goal of satisfying our customers needs and exceeding their expectations.With over 15 years experience in combined AFM/SPM/Raman Spectroscopy, our main focus is on the innovative research and development of advanced integrated scanning systems for nanotechnology.Besides the most progressive engineering in the field including custom devices for OEM customers, outsourcing and R&D in nanotechnology, AIST offers the highest quality service and customer support.



Asylum Research

Asylum ResearchAsylum Research is the technology leader in atomic force and scanning probe microscopy (AFM/SPM) for both materials and bioscience applications. Founded in 1999, we are an employee owned company dedicated to innovative instrumentation for nanoscience and nanotechnology, with over 250 years combined AFM/SPM experience among our staff. Asylum’s MFP-3D set the standard for AFM technology, with unprecedented precision and flexibility. The MFP-3D offers both top and bottom sample viewing and easy integration with most commercially-available inverted optical microscopes. Asylum’s new Cypher AFM sets the new standard as the world’s highest resolution AFM. Cypher provides low-drift closed loop atomic resolution for the most accurate images and measurements possible today, rapid AC imaging with small cantilevers, Spot-On™ automated laser alignment for easy setup, integrated thermal, acoustic and vibration control, and broad support for all major AFM/SPM scanning modes and capabilities.

Asylum Research offers the lowest cost of ownership of any AFM company. Ask us about our industry-best 2-year warranty, our legendary product and applications support, and our exclusive 6-month money-back satisfaction guarantee.



Horiba Scientific

HoribaHoriba is the world-leading manufacturer of high performance spectroscopic instrumentation. Our products include Spectroscopic Ellipsometers, end point detectors, Raman microscopes, EDXRF spectrometers, steady-state and lifetime spectrofluorometers, optical components and high performance CCDs. Recent innovations include the AquaLog for CDOM water quality measurements, and rapid large area Raman imaging, a new transmission Raman accessory for our Raman microscopes, GD-OES products for both depth profiling and bulk analysis and "what you see is what you measure" spectroscopic ellipsometry. Combination technologies include but are not limited to Cathodoluminescence for SEM, AFM/Raman, Raman/PL, Raman/FT-IR. Recent innovations include incredibly FAST Raman scanning for high-speed hyperspectral chemical imaging. Horiba Products for all your Molecular, Elemental and Micro-Analysis applications.

Contact: Michael Oweimrin
732-494-8660, fax: 732-549-5125



HysitronHysitron® is the world leader in developing nanomechanical test instruments and has designed cutting edge technology for the scientific community since 1992. As the pioneers of in-situ imaging with nanoindentation and nanomechanical property measurement capabilities, Hysitron has grown with the nanotechnology market for almost two decades.In addition to nanoindentation and microindentation, Hysitron's instrument capabilities include tribology, modulus mapping, dynamic mechanical analysis, acoustic emission monitoring, electrical contact resistance and in-situ SEM and TEM nanomechanical testing. Our instruments are custom designed to solve your nanomechanical property needs and our team of expert scientists is always on hand to answer your questions and help solve your problems.

Contact: Jeffrey P. Schirer, Senior Applications Engineer, 952-657-4717


Micro Materials

Micro MaterialsMicromaterials, established in 1988, introduced the Nanotest Vantage in 2011, providing comprehensive mechanical property measurements in one system, including nanoindentation, nano scratch and wear, nano-impact and fatigue, and nano fretting. The Vantage is fully automated, and can operate under a range of simulated environmental conditions, including in liquids, non-ambient gases, and at very high temperatures. The Nanotest is the only system with up to 750 C capability, and the patented nano-impact and fatigue methods provide unrivaled fracture and fatigue behavior. High temperature operation is exceptionally stable, and heating of both the indenter probe and sample at identical temperatures ensures isothermal contact. Micromaterials has a large global customer base, including leading research institutes such as MIT, Oxford, and Cambridge Universities.

Contact: Denise Hoban, International Business Development Director
(international call) +44 (0)1978 261615,


Princeton Instruments

Princeton InstrumentsPrinceton Instruments, the leading provider of scientific imaging and spectroscopy systems and solutions, designs and manufactures high-performance CCD, ICCD, and EMCCD cameras; spectrographs; and optics-based solutions for the scientific research, industrial imaging, and OEM communities. The ProEM 1600, the first professional-grade EMCCD for spectroscopy. We take pride in partnering with our customers to solve their most challenging problems in unique, innovative ways.

Contact: Randy Rieger, CCD Cameras, Spectrographs and Systems sales in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri and Wisconsin



ZeissMore than 160 years of experience in optics has laid the foundation for pioneering electron, ion beam and light microscopes from Carl Zeiss. With our unique product portfolio we always offer you a tailor-made solutions from routine tasks in metrology and quality assurance to leading basic research in industry and academia. Our mission at all times: Maximum Information, Maximum Insight.

Contact: Jim Smith, District Sales Manager, Midwest Region



AFM Workshop

AFM WorkshopAFM Workshop is catalyzing research and innovation through a new line of affordable AFMs and accessories. AFM Workshop's products and training programs meet the needs of researchers, educators and instrument innovators with demanding requirements for both performance and robustness.

AFM Workshop sells both fully assembled and “kit” versions of its popular TT-AFM. Customers may attend one-week workshops to assemble their “kit” AFM and to learn more about the theory and applications of AFMs. All the mechanical drawings, as well as electronic schematics, are provided, enabling users to both customize and service their AFMs."



Agilent Technologies

Agilent Technologies


American Vacuum Society

American Vacuum Society


Angstrom Scientific

Angstrom Scientific



BrukerBruker AXS designs and manufactures analytical instrumentation for elemental analysis, materials research, structural and surface investigations. Our innovative solutions enable a wide range of customers in chemistry, semiconductor, solar, nanotechnology, and academic research to make technological advancements and to accelerate their progress.

608-276-3000, 800-234-XRAY,



CamecaCAMECA designs/manufactures advanced Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometer(SIMS), Local Electrode Atom Probe(LEAP), Electron Probe Microanalyzers(EPMA) for materials research and high performance, high precision analyses at the micron, submicron & atomic-plane nanometer scales, in all materials fields. For example, IMS-7f SIMS and LEAP 4000/4000X Atom-Probe are well suited for PV/LED development and process characterization (profiling, diffusion, contamination, trace-elements, 2D&3D imaging) in the world’s top laboratories. For AMC-Workshop, we highlight LEAP, IMS 7f and NanoSIMS-50L all well suited for the most challenging measurements in classic and advanced materials as well as microbial studies and cellular biology. In 2011, we introduced the new SX-Five next-gen EPMA, available with FE-source to extend its range of characterization materials. Also announced in 2011, CAMECA’s 2nd generation LEXES Shallow Probe, the EX-300 LEXES for semiconductor in-line metrology.

AMC contact: Andrew Davis, 401-323-8834
608-274-6880 or toll-free 877-464-6246, fax: 608-442-0622,



ChemplexX-Ray Spectrochemical Sample Preparation Equipment, Accessories, Supplies and Standards

3.0μ Prolene® and 1.5, 2.0 and 2.5μ aromatic hydrocarbon resistant Etnom® thin-film sample cup windows push the limit for sulfur and other light element transparency. Prolene®, Etnom®, Mylar®, Polypropylene and Polyimide (Kapton®) Thin-film sample support windows are available in SpectroMembrane® Carrier Frames that offer no static cling, no contamination through handling, no waste, no experience necessary; continuous rolls and precut circles. Over 40 XRF Sample Cups inclusive of sulfur analyzer and SpectroMicro® sample cups. SpectroCertified® oil standards, single and multiple elements in SpectroStandard® individual units and sets; 12 Ton Manual and 30 Ton Automatic SpectroPress® Systems with optionally available integrated die of choice model; tempered stainless steel evacuable PelletDies® and SpectroPellet® Film die protectors; SpectroMill® and GyralGrinder® grinding and blending machines; hardened steel and tungsten carbide comminution vessels; compressible tapered aluminum briquetting PelletCups® and PlastiCup®; powdered and tabletted Grinding/Binding additives; pre-fused Fusion Fluxes; AutoFluxers®; accessories; Celebrating 39 years of internationally serving the x-ray spectrochemical field. Ask for New CD catalog with technical information, suggested books, reference standard sources, data bases, clinics and workshops and X-ray Instrumentation Manufacturer’s Showcase with contact information.

800-4-CHEMPLEX, 772-283-2700,


FEI Company

FEI CompanyWorld-Class Microscopy Products and Solutions from FEI
FEI's electron- and ion-beam products and solutions are driving industry standards for technological innovation and superior performance. From the world's most powerful transmission electron microscope (TEM), the Titan 80-300 , to the Magellan™, the first extreme high-resolution (XHR) scanning electron microscope, FEI is enabling scientists, researchers, engineers, teachers and students to explore further.

503-726-7500, fax: 503-726-2615


Jeol USA

JeolContact: Robert Mierzwa
920-803-8945, fax: 920-803-8946


Kratos Analytical

Kratos Analytical


Kurt J. Lesker Company

As one of the world’s leading suppliers of vacuum products for R&D, The Kurt J. Lesker Company® offers a full line of pre-engineered PVD thin film deposition systems, components, and services to support your research needs. KJLC offers magnetron sputtering, e-beam evaporation, organic evaporation, and Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) tools, as well as sputtering targets, thermal and e-beam evaporation materials, sources and crucibles to keep your research projects moving forward. KJLC is your primary vacuum supplier choice.

Contact: Jason Rossi
800-245-1656, 412-387-9200, fax: 412-384-2745,


Oerlikon Leybold Vacuum

Oerlikon Leybold VacuumContact: Jason Golub
724-289-6835, fax: 800-215-7782



OlympusOlympus is a leader in industrial microscopy, with its recognized innovation, optical quality, customer support and training. Olympus industrial microscopes and metrology systems play a vital role in precision R&D, engineering and manufacturing applications in fields as diverse as the aerospace, automotive, electronics, materials science/metrology, medical device, photovoltaics and semiconductor arenas.



Ophir Photonics

Ophir Photonics


Oxford Instruments

Oxford Instruments978-369-9933, fax: 978-369-8287,



PANalyticalIt’s all about our commitment to product quality and advancement of our technologies and a strong team of people dedicated to serving our customers, with an emphasis on corporate values and ethics. PANalytical has several exciting new additions in capability for its R&D100 award winning Empyrean, the XRD platform with the most application capabilities. A new battery stage allows in situ studying of battery cathode and anode materials during power cycling, and we have a new offering for XRD detection well suited for microdiffraction and larger and faster reciprocal space maps. The Empyrean is joined in our XRD lineup by the X'Pert Powder, CubiX3, X'Pert PRO MRD and MRD-XL. Our XRF products include the AxiosmAX and AxiosFAST, both featuring the SSTmAX X-ray tube with ZETA technology for zero drift new tube performance over the life of the tube. Our energy dispersive XRF solutions include the 100KV Epsilon5, top in performance for heavy element detection, and the new Epsilon 3 and 3XL benchtop systems, with the capability to detect elements from F to U, with performance rivaling low power WD-XRF systems. Please visit our exhibit and experience the PANalytical Difference.

800-279-XRAY, 508-647-1100, fax: 508-647-1115


Thermo Scientific

Thermo ScientificThermo Scientific is one of three premier brands of Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science. Our mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner and safer. Our broad portfolio of scientific and analytical instruments includes FT-IR, Raman, NIR, UV-vis, and Fluorescent spectrometers, spectrophotometers and microscopes. We also offer many other techniques directly relevant to materials science research and characterization.




Witec865-984-4445, fax: 865 984 4441,




ZygoContact: Manas Lakshmipathy, account manager Midwest