Press Release, June 23rd, 2010
Nanosurf AG delivered its 1000th Scanning Tunneling Microscope (STM) to the Claude-Dornier-Schule, a technical high school in Friedrichshafen, Germany, near the Bodensee (Lake Constance). The STM was demonstrated during an official event that attracted a large number of interested students, teachers, and representatives of the local press.
That the 1000th Nanosurf STM should go to a high school seems only fitting, as it was a similar demand back in 1996 that actually led to the founding of Nanosurf and to its first product, the easyScan STM. Heinrich Schenkel, Physics teacher at a high school in Oberwil, Switzerland, was the first to express his wish to make the nanoworld of atoms and molecules available to his students. When Nanosurf made their STM available to the public, other customers were quick to follow, leading to a rapid success of the Nanosurf STM, as documented by the 100, 500 and 1000 STM milestones.
From that original request to the present day, Nanosurf developed into a leading manufacturer of atomic force microscopes (AFM), scanning tunneling microscopes (STM) and their accessories. The company supplies and supports professionals in education, research and industry alike, with approximately 2000 systems operational worldwide.
Full press release can be found here