An exhibition will be held alongside the conference programme from 3 to 5 September 2012. For further information, download the exhibition announcement, e-mail Edward Jost at or telephone +44 (0)117 930 1026. Exhibition stands are allocated on a first come first served basis.

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Confirmed exhibitors

(included as per stand number)

Stand 1 - Elliot Scientific Ltd

Materials characterization products available from Elliot Scientific feature Lake Shore's range of cryogenic probe stations with options for magnetic field and cryogen-free operation; VSM systems; Hall Effect systems with new AC field option, and a full line of sensors and instruments for cryogenic temperature measurement and control.


Stand 2 - Nanolane

Nanolane specialised in the development and commercialisation of optical solutions for characterising systems at the nanoscale, commercialise a revolutionary microscope slide which allows huge increase of the sample contrast to a point it becomes possible to visualize nanometric samples with a conventional optical microscope. The applicability covers:

- Thin films and Surface treatment (Nano-films, surface treatment, SAMs...)
- Nano-objects (Carbon nanotubes, nanoparticles, nanowires, graphene...)
- Life Sciences (Biological films, biochips, phospholipids, soft lithography, cell, DNA...)


Stand 3 - PREVAC

PREVAC formed in 1996 as a world leading manufacturer of UHV scientific research instruments and systems for the investigation of chemical and physical properties of solid state surfaces, thin films and nanomaterials.

We specialize in delivering custom deposition and analysis systems to clients who find that standard, off the shelf "solutions" simply do not meet the expectations demanded by the very latest cutting edge experimental investigations. Our products, including ion, electron, x-ray, UV and thermal sources, chambers, sample conditioning, transfer and manipulation are fabricated entirely in-house and are installed globally and used by many of the world's leading researchers.


Stand 4 - KP Technology Ltd

KP Technology Ltd. is a multi award winning company who design and manufacture dedicated Kelvin Probe systems which perform the highest work function resolution measurements in the world. KP Technology, based in the Highlands, was founded in 2000 by Professor Iain D. Baikie who has over 30 years experience with development and applications of Kelvin Probes for surface analysis. Our product list includes Scanning Kelvin Probes, UHV, Photoemission, SPV, Glovebox, etc. Our applications include thin films, semiconductors, solar cells, corrosion, etc. We now service around 200 companies and research institutes worldwide in their materials research and characterisation requirements, including such prestigious names as M.I.T., Sony, CERN, European Space Agency and Tata Steel, to name just a few.


Stand 5 - Hiden Analytical

For 30 years Hiden Analytical has been a global leader in the design and manufacture of scientific instruments for research, development and production applications. In vacuum, gas, surface and plasma processes our quadrupole mass spectrometers have gained worldwide recognition for their precision and outstanding performance.


Stand 6 - Rigaku Corporation Ltd

Since its inception in Japan in 1951, Rigaku Corporation has been at the forefront of analytical and industrial instrumentation technology. With hundreds of major innovations to its credit, Rigaku and its subsidiary companies are world leaders in the fields of X-ray spectrometry, X-ray diffraction and X-ray optics.


Stand 7 - Oxford Instruments Nanoscience

Oxford Instruments NanoScience is a world leader in the design and supply of high performance cryogenic and cryogen free environments for ultra low temperature and high magnetic field applications in physics, chemistry and materials science research. The product range includes high field superconducting magnets to 22T, cryogen-free magnets to 18 T, split pairs, vector rotate and custom magnets, He3 inserts, cryofree dilution refrigerators, optical cryostats and cryogenic accessories.


Stand 8 - Omicron Nano Technology GmbH

Omicron offers you:

  • Atomic Resolution nc-AFM at 5K with QPlus Sensor Technology -> "MULTIPROBE LT"
  • 4-Point Transport Measurement on Nanostructures -> "UHV NANOPROBE"
  • Fast & Reliable High Performance ESCA Analysis -> "ESCA+"
  • MBE, PVD, SPM, Sputtering, Annealing, ALD and More -> From Small Samples up to 4" Wafer
  • 3nm UHV SEM & 5nm SAM -> "NanoSAM Lab"
  • Imaging ESCA with 650nm Resolution -> "NanoESCA"

Stand 9 - LOT Oriel

LOT supply leading edge scientific instrumentation to the UK and Ireland. We offer a range of Material Characterisation Systems from Quantum Design and Spectroscopic Ellipsometers from J A Woollam.

Stand 10 - Attolight

With Attolight, Cathodoluminescence (CL) is now available in a streamlined system which integrates CL with both light (LM) and electron microscopy (EM) changing the landscape: its innovative approach brings nanometer resolution as well as pico-second timing for time-resolved studies, regardless of the wavelengths used.


Stand 11 - SAES Getters

Pioneering the development of the getter technology, the SAES® Getters Group is the world leader in a variety of scientific and industrial applications. In the last year a further step in pumping technique has been made with the new product family named NEXTorr® to address the challenges of miniaturization and extreme performance.

Stand 12 - Wiley-Blackwell

Wiley-Blackwell is the international scientific, technical, medical and scholarly publishing business of John Wiley & Sons, with strengths in every major academic and professional field and partnerships with many of the world's leading societies. Wiley-Blackwell publishes nearly 1,500 peer-reviewed journals as well as 1,500+ new books annually in print and online, as well as databases, major reference works and laboratory protocols.


Stand 13 - Oxford University Press

Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. It furthers the University's objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. Please visit our stand and receive 20% discount on all titles on display, and to pick up a copy of our latest Physics catalogue.


Stand 14 - Allectra Ltd

Allectra is an International Manufacturer & Distributor of High & Ultra High Vacuum Products.


Stand 15 - MB Scientific

MB Scientific AB is a Swedish company produces photoelectron spectroscopy instruments & systems. Our state of the art ARPES system MBS A1SYS gives you an opportunity for world leading research. Also our experience of electron optics and electronics design provides effective consultation.


Stand 16 - Cryogenic Ltd

Cryogenic Ltd continues to lead the market in superconducting magnets for fields up to 22 Tesla. The recent successes include a cryogen free VSM to 16 Tesla, 3D vector field magnet with temperatures down to 10mK, Cryogen Free SQUID Magnetometer with He-3 insert and fast ramping 7 Tesla magnet system.

Stand 17 - Claridge Scientific Ltd


Claridge Scientific Ltd represents principals from the UK, North America and Europe. We serve the scientific comunity in the fields of superconductivity, cryogenics, surface science, UHV and plasma science.

 Stand 18 - UHV Design

UHV Design develop and manufacture precision instruments used in the high and ultra-high vacuum markets for materials research. Products include high-performance motion devices, sample transfer solutions, multi-axis cryogenic manipulators and wafer heating stages.

Stand 19 - Camcool Research Limited

With over fifty years of research experience in low temperature and high pressure physics among our team, CamCool Research is a spin-off company from the Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge. We specialise in realising ultra-low noise measurements using magnetic refrigerators capable of smooth and continuous temperature sweeps from 20mK to 300K and hydrostatic high pressure systems up to 200kbar

Stand 20 - IOP Publishing

IOP Publishing provides publications through which leading-edge scientific research is distributed worldwide. Since launch we have expanded rapidly to become one of the leading international STM publishers. We have a global reach, with offices in Philadelphia, Washington DC, Mexico City, Munich, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Wroclaw, Beijing and Tokyo as well as Bristol and London in the UK.

Stand 21 - Surface Measurement Systems
Surface Measurement Systems manufactures the Dynamic Vapour Sorption (DVS) and Surface Energy Analyser (SEA) instruments. The DVS is based around a microbalanace and measures water or organic vapour sorption isotherms. We also have the DVS vacuum system. The SEA is based on Inverse Gas Chromatography principles for measuring surface energies.
Stand 22 - CryoVac GmbH & Co KG

Cryovac low temperature technologies inc. was founded 1975 near Cologne, Germany. Its purpose still remains to be the development and manufacturing of cryogenic and vacuum equipment for research and industrial applications. CryoVacs R&D department is specialised in developing custom designed solutions for all different types for cryostats.

Stand 23 - LewVac

LewVac is a UK-based supplier & manufacturer of HV and UHV components to the global vacuum technology market. We have a product range of thousands of quality components & also offer a custom manufacturing service. Our customers range from university students to major industrial organisations.


Stand 24 - Mantis Deposition

We are a specialist instrumentation company developing high quality deposition components and systems for the thin film coating community. Our products are designed for cutting-edge materials research and covering UHV sputtering Nanoparticle generation and MBE. The Mantis range of deposition products include component sources and flexibly configured deposition systems.

Stand 25 - RHK Technology


Make RHK your choice for integrated surface science at the atomic scale. Our UHV AFM, STM, MultiProbe systems, analytical and surface preparation instruments, and Controllers are specifically engineered for your advanced research. RHK delivers best-of-breed customized solutions with the performance and product support for a lifetime of experimental success.
Stand 26 - ELSEVIER B.V.

Elsevier is a leading international publisher of scientific journals,books and electronic products. At the booth you can find more information on our top surface science journals. Come to the booth to find out how to get published! Please visit our website for more information on Elsevier's Physics journals.

Stand 27 - SPECS Surface Nano Analysis GmbH

SPECS Surface Nano Analysis GmbH as a leading manufacturer produces innovative components and customized systems for surface spectroscopy and microscopy. The customized PES, SPM and LEEM/PEEM systems are highly integrated with facilities for sample and thin film preparation and in-situ analysis from UHV to high pressures.


Stand 28 - Scanwel Ltd


Scanwel manufacture and distribute components and systems to end users and o.e.m.s in academia, government laboratories and industry. Our own product range includes fittings, components, custom fabrications/ chambers and bespoke systems. Scanwel distributes leading edge technology products from world leading companies in the fields of vacuum, surface analysis and microscopy.

Stand 35 - Micro Materials Ltd


Micro Materials Ltd (MML) were established in 1988 and since then have pioneered nanomechanical test instrumentation.The NanoTest Vantage system offers a range of methods of materials characterisation, including nanoindentation, nano-impact and nano-scratch and wear measurements. Measurements can be done at temperatures up to 750ºC, and in liquids.


Stand 36 - Kurt J Lesker Company Ltd

KJLC is a global leader in the manufacture and design of vacuum technology products, providing solutions for research and production applications.
From simple components to intricate vacuum chambers and automated deposition systems, we work with you to provide quality solutions for your vacuum requirements.


Stand 39 - MDC Vacuum Ltd

MDC is a manufacturer of HV and UHV vacuum components. From flangs, to Valves and Ceramic to metal Seals, e-beam evaporations systems, we manufacturer all the components to support the Vacuum Industry in Europe.


Stand 40 - Kratos Analytical Ltd

Kratos Analytical is established as the leading manufacturer of photoelectron spectrometers for surface analysis. The AXIS Ultra and AXIS Nova offer more than just high resolution spectroscopy. Both instruments combine fast, quantitative parallel imaging and high sensitivity small area spectroscopy with ease of use to provide truly state-of-the-art surface analysis tools.


Stand 41 - Instrument Technology Ltd


ITL a trusted supplier in the specialist vacuum components engineering industry. ITL Vacuum Components are manufacturers and suppliers of standard and custom vacuum components for the world wide vacuum market. Prompt delivery from stock and custom manufacturing and design of vacuum components. ITL has invested in the resources to produce high volume vacuum hardware for the OEM industry. The comprehensive range is manufactured to the highest quality standards, enabling you to order 'off-the-shelf' components from our large stocks. Where required we can produce special orders by request to your specification. Visit us on Stand 41.


Stand 43 - VG Scienta

The First Choice for UHV and Surface Science

VG Scienta brings 50 years of experience, innovation and expertise in the design and manufacture of vacuum components, surface analysis instruments and UHV systems.

Discover the latest in high-performance vacuum instrumentation including valves, drives and transfer devices to multi-axis cryogenic manipulation, state-of-the-art electron analysers/photon sources and vacuum systems.


Stand 44 - attocube systems AG


attocube systems AG manufactures and distributes a complete line of easy-to-use scanning probe microscopes and nanopositioning systems for temperatures in the range from 300 K down to 10 mK! The innovative nanopositioners are also compatible with high vacuum and ultra high vacuum environments as well as with high magnetic fields up to 31 Tesla.
To measure displacements in real time with picometer resolution, attocube launched a new updated version of the attoFPS interferometric sensor now designated FPS3010/1010. This interferometer has been completely re-designed and now offers a cost effective way to measure displacements easily with a compact setup.
Central to our proven suite of low temperature microscopes is our powerful combination of fully automated and reliable low temperature positioning devices with modular and flexible scanning probe sensors, designed specially to meet the needs of today's low temperature research. Our instruments give users the ability to analyze samples down to the atomic level, even at Milli-Kelvin temperatures.