Certus Optic U

Certus Optic U — integrated upright optical and scanning probe microscopes

Certus Optic includes:

  • Scanning head Certus;
  • XY-scanning stage Ratis;
  • Optical microscope (upright Olympus BX 51);
  • Integrated mechanical XY-stage for sample adjustment;
  • SPM controller EG-3000;
  • NSpec software package.


Advantages of Certus Optic:

  • Scanning stage Ratis can position the sample with sub-nanometer accuracy;
  • Two scanning modes: XY sample scanning with stage and Z scanning with head scanner, or XYZ probe scanning with head scanner;
  • Plane-parallel scanners in head and base allows measurements without distortion typical for tube scanners;
  • Study both transparent and non-transparent samples;
  • Optical microscope makes it possible to use all traditional observation techniques for sample studying. So one can easily find appropriate area on the sample and position the tip over it. Certus Optics can be equipped with brand new microscope or adopted for the customers one;
  • Independent systems of sample and probe positioning give a possibility to put the sample in the middle of field of view and install probe over it;
  • Certus Optic can be integrated with spectroscopic devices and can be upgraded to Centaur or Centaur HR.


Certus Optic V3

A - Optical microscope
B - XYZ SPM head Certus

C - XY(Z) scanning stage Ratis and integrated

mechanical XY-stage for sample adjustment

D - Z-objective nanofocusing stage


Certus Optic is indispensable tool to study physical and chemical properties of the surface in such areas as:

  • Chemistry;
  • Physics;
  • Biology;
  • Interdisciplinary researches.


Advanced applications:

  • Coatings;
  • Polymers (including liquid crystals and composites);
  • Semiconductors;
  • Biological objects (especially in combination with fluorescent microscopy);
  • MEMS and other electronic components.