Exhibitors and Sponsors

Exhibitors and Sponsors

We welcome industry involvement at VUVX2016 and invite companies and organisations to participate. This gathering of approximately 400 scientists who depend greatly on high quality instruments, materials and services represents a great opportunity for you to establish, expand or reinforce your presence in the market. An industry exhibition is planned for the 5th and 6th of July and will be located directly between the two lecture halls. A variety of sponsorship and advertising opportunities are offered that will maximise your impact with this highly targeted audience. Please contact the VUVX industry coordinator, Benjamin Watts (benjamin.watts@psi.ch), for a copy our flyer and to discuss any concerns or questions youmay have regarding the conference.
So jump right in and reserve your preferred sponsoring package! The VUVX2016 community gladly welcomes and appreciates your support.
Please note that the exhibition space is now full.

Conference floorplan
Conference floorplan
Benjamin Watts, VUVX2016 industry coordinator
Industry coordinator
Benjamin Watts

List of Exhibitors and Sponsors

PINK GmbH Vakuumtechnik Gold Sponsor
PINK GmbH Vakuumtechnik PINK GmbH Vakuumtechnik supplies customized innovative equipment and systems to highly reputed international technology companies in such sectors as the semiconductor and electronics industry, the optical industry, medical technology, aerospace as well as science and research.
For 30 years PINK has been associated with quality and precision in nearly every area of vacuum technology. The company´s extensive and all-embracing product range reaches from special vacuum technology equipment via UHV systems for linear particle accelerators, ion beam therapy units, precision coating equipment and leak testing systems through to high-vacuum ovens for high-temperature soldering and standard vacuum components.
SPECS GmbH Gold Sponsor
SPECS SPECS Surface Nano Analysis GmbH - A Story of Constant Innovation
SPECS has more than 150 employees at its headquarters in Berlin and its subsidiaries in the USA and Switzerland. The company also has sales offices and international sales channels in more than sixteen countries. A team of scientists and engineers are involved in developing and producing scientific instruments for surface analysis, material science and nanotechnology. By constant innovation new techniques, components or system concepts are launched every year since more than 30 years, revolutionizing the field of surface analysis. Contact SPECS Surface Nano Analysis GmbH (www.specs.com) for further information.
Excillum Based in Stockholm, Sweden, Excillum makes the world's brightest microfocus x-ray tubes, the MetalJet tubes. The MetalJet x-ray tubes are conventional microfocus tubes with the solid-metal anode replaced by a liquid-metal jet. A metal-jet anode is continuously regenerated and already in the molten stage. Thereby, the classical power limit of an x-ray source, when the anode is permanently damaged by the electron beam, no longer applies. Please come by our booth to discuss our technology in more detail!
LOT-QuantumDesign and Andor
LOT-QuantumDesign, Andor LOT - Quantum Design
LOT-QuantumDesign group is a leading European distributor of high-quality scientific instruments and components. 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 140 staff across Europe.
Further information: www.lot-qd.com

Andor Technology
Andor Technology is a global leader in the pioneering and manufacturing of high performance scientific imaging cameras, spectroscopy solutions and microscopy systems for research and OEM markets. Andor has been innovating the photonics industry for over 20 years and aims to continue to set the standard for high performance light measuring solutions that allow consumers to perform light measurements previously considered impossible. Through continuous dialogue with customers and strong teamwork, Andor continues to innovate ground-breaking products that improve the world in which we live. Andor Technology is part of Oxford Instruments plc, a leading provider of high technology tools and systems for industry and research.
MARVEL The NCCR MARVEL is a new centre on Computational Design and Discovery of Novel Materials that has been created by the Swiss National Science Foundation in May 2014.

The goal of the NCCR-MARVEL is to radically transform and accelerate invention and discovery in science and technology, and especially to transform and accelerate the design and discovery of novel materials in order to achieve improved properties and performance, or to witness the emergence of original physical properties. We will achieve this goal by exploiting the predictive accuracy that quantum-mechanical simulations have now reached for realistic, complex systems, the treasure trove of ever-increasing computational power ideally suited to intrinsically parallel problems, and the powerful synergies arising with the computer science of heterogeneous data management, data mining, and machine learning.
Ferrovac Swiss Precision UHV Technology. Since 1996.
Ferrovac was founded as a spin-off of the solid state physics laboratory of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETHZ) in Zurich, Switzerland. The company’s main area is the design and production of components and systems for ultra high vacuum technology as well as the development of scientific instruments for surface science and nanotechnology. Our valued customers benefit not only from standard-setting Swiss precision in manufacturing and engineering, but also from our accommodating, high quality services in support, repairs and consulting. Ferrovac's experts have profound knowledge of ultra high vacuum technology, experimental physics and scanning probe microscopy and our engineers work with the most advanced 3D-CAD technology. Customization is our daily business: You name it, we build it...

We’d be happy to welcome you at our booth.
AXO and Huber
AXO, Huber AXO DRESDEN GmbH - Applied X-ray Optics and High Precision Deposition - was founded as a Spin-off by employees of the Fraunhofer Institute Material and Beam Technology Dresden (IWS) with a participating share of the Fraunhofer Society. Our production program contains both single X-ray optics and complex X-ray optical systems to generate high intensity collimated or focussed monochromatic X-ray beams, special customized depositions and applications in X-ray reflectometry and diffraction. A wide assortment of flat and curved X-ray optics are available that can be used with the common types of X-ray sources with respect to wavelength, construction and focus geometry.

AXO DRESDEN develops and applies various high precision deposition techniques for the production of nanometer single and multilayers showing sub-nanometer precision. In order to deliver our customers an optimum high quality solution we work in close collaboration with the Fraunhofer IWS, further Fraunhofer Institutes, the University of Technology Dresden as well as with other national and international research institutes. Our more than 20 years of experience in the fields of high precision deposition and design, development and application of multilayer X-ray optics is applied to provide our clientele with effective and customized solutions in the fields of X-ray optics and high precision deposition.

HUBER DIFFRACTION is a manufacturer of precise positioning and diffraction equipment for laboratory, synchrotron and neutron applications.
Elsevier Elsevier is a world-leading provider of information solutions that enhance the performance of science, health, and technology professionals, empowering them to make better decisions, deliver better care, and sometimes make groundbreaking discoveries, that advance the boundaries of knowledge and human progress. Elsevier provides web-based, digital solutions - among them ScienceDirect and Scopus - and publishes nearly 2,200 journals, including Physica C, and over 25,000 book titles, including a number of iconic reference works
Swiss National Science Foundation
Swiss National Science Foundation Mandated by the federal government, the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) supports basic science in all academic disciplines, from history to medicine and the engineering sciences. The SNSF is Switzerland’s foremost research funding organisation and finances over 3,400 projects involving 14,000 researchers each year.

Further information: www.snsf.ch
Focus GmbH
Focus GmbH FOCUS is an owner-managed German company situated in Hünstetten close to Wiesbaden. In Leipzig we operate our sister company FOCUS electronics. Most of the 25 employees have an academic degree. Among those are 3 software engineers, 2 designers and 7 physicists.

Since its establishment in 1990, FOCUS has been engaged in the field of electron beam evaporation, electron spectroscopy and electron microscopy and in scientific apparatus construction generally. Innovative products are developed, manufactured and tested in house. At FOCUS, all instruments, the vacuum components as well as the related electronics and software are developed and fabricated with in-house knowhow, on the basis of modern vacuum, electron optics, electronics and software technology, combined with intelligent control concepts. These include, among others, the electron beam evaporator of the EFM Series, of which over 1000 pieces have been built and sold, worldwide, since 1992. They are used in the production of layers and structures in the atomic or nanometer scale.

For the analytics in nano-technology, FOCUS developed a photo emission electron microscope (PEEM) , that is now established worldwide in many nano-analytic labs. FOCUS products have so far been used mainly for industrial and institutional research and development, as well as for quality management. For the most part, FOCUS maintains a strong collaboration with different universities and research institutes, thereby ensuring that FOCUS products always meet the latest demands of the high technology branches in the long term.
Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin
Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin BESSY II - the synchrotron radiation source of Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) - is a 3rd-generation 1.7 GeV storage ring dedicated to the VUV and soft X-ray photon energy range, serving an international user community. The source and the instrument suite are very versatile and provide photons at a high average brilliance. Purpose-made insertion devices allow for energy, spatial, temporal and polarization control of the photon beam. BESSY II is a multi-user facility with currently 47 beamlines; its operation covers a multitude of modes from multi-bunch and multi-bunch hybrid as standard modes for most user groups to single bunch, low- α operation and femtosecond-slicing for time-resolved experiments in the ps to fs regime. HZB is currently working on BESSY-VSR, a novel approach to create long and short photon pulses simultaneously at all beam lines.

The user community spans a large variety of disciplines ranging from Physics, Chemistry, Energy Research, Material Science, Biology, Medical and Pharmaceutical research, to Cultural Heritage investigations. A major new development at BESSY II is the Energy Material In-situ Laboratory EMIL - a combination of different soft to tender X-ray spectroscopic methods in one experiment, together with the provision of specialized laboratory environments.

Please find more information on our web page:

We are looking forward to meeting you!
greateyes Greateyes develops, manufactures and markets high-performance scientific cameras. They are used as precise detectors in a wide range of imaging and spectroscopy applications. Furthermore the company manufactures electroluminescence and photoluminescence inspection systems and offers a number of related services.

Greateyes was founded in year 2007 as a spin-off from Humboldt-University Berlin and then quickly developed to an international acting company. Today it has strong customers in research and industry from many different countries.

Our passion is the continous advancement of our unique camera technology and associated products. As a privately held company we are not focused on short term profit. Instead we are striving for healthy and continuous growth. Our central goals are satisfied customers, innovation and good team spirit.
Shimadzu Contributing to Society through Science and Technology
Based on this corporate philosophy that represents the pioneering spirit inherited from our founder, Shimadzu Corporation has continued to develop all our businesses for the past 140 years since its foundation in Kyoto in 1875.

The types of products offered by Device Department in Shimadzu are wide-ranging, and include not only high precision optical devices essential for spectroscopic techniques, such as diffraction gratings, spherical/ aspherical mirrors, special lenses and polarizers, but also extend to optical instruments such as compact spectroscopes.

Applying holographic exposure method and ion-beam etching technology, Shimadzu has developed laminar gratings for spectroscopy in a range from the vacuum ultraviolet region to the soft X-ray region. These gratings have grooves with a rectangular profile, which are directly etched into blanks made of, for example, silicon. With reliable delivery system, Shimadzu has now been delivering high quality laminar gratings to many synchrotron beamlines in the world.
DECTRIS DECTRIS is the technology leader in X-Ray detection. The DECTRIS photon counting detectors have transformed basic research at synchrotron light sources, as well as in the laboratory and with industrial X-Ray applications. DECTRIS aims to continuously improve the measurement quality, thereby enabling new scientific findings. This pioneering technology is the basis of a broad range of products, all scaled to meet the needs of various applications. DECTRIS also provides solutions for customer developments in scientific and industrial X-Ray detection.

DECTRIS was awarded the 2010 Swiss Economic Award in the High-Tech Biotech category, the most prestigious prize for start-up companies in Switzerland.

Message from the CEO

X-rays are an essential tool for academic and industrial research and testing. Making them is an incredibly energy-consuming process and many samples are damaged by their ionizing effect. DECTRIS aims to detect each and every individual X-ray quanta. This is made possible with the single photon counting technology. At DECTRIS, our objective is to develop the fastest, most sensitive detector systems for you, the customer, enabling you to achieve the best possible research results.
PREVAC PREVAC is 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 specialise 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.
European Physical Society
PREVAC The European Physical Society (EPS) is a not for profit association whose members include 42 National Physical Societies in Europe, individuals from all fields of physics, and European research institutions. As a learned society, the EPS engages in activities that strengthen ties among the physicists in Europe. As a federation of National Physical Societies, the EPS studies issues of concern to all European countries relating to physics research, science policy and education.
The European Physical Society actively:
  • advocates physics research and its contribution to the economic, technological, social and cultural advancement in Europe;
  • represents the European physics community, providing independent input into science policy issues in Europe;
  • supports the role of physicists to actively engage in the design and implementation of European science policies;
  • designs and implements programmes to develop the European physics community and physics research;
  • provides a forum for EPS Members to discuss common issues and share best practice;
  • engages in activities to reduce European fragmentation in physics research, funding and education;
  • cooperates with international physical societies to promote physics, to support physicists worldwide and to foster international collaboration.
Wilhelm and Else Heraeus Foundation
Wilhelm and Else Heraeus Foundation Young generation scientists are one of the main target groups the activities of the Wilhelm und Else Heraeus Foundation are addressed to. Therefore, in 1989, the foundation together with the DPG established a program that gives young physicists in an early period of their scientific career (Master, Diplom or PhD thesis) the opportunity to present their own scientific results to a censorious audience.
Within this programme the active participation at EPS and IUPAP conferences is financially supported.
You will find more information and as well the application form on the DPG website: http://www.dpg-physik.de/programme/heraeus/internationale-tagungen-heraeus.html?lang=en&
The organizers want to thank the EPS, the Wilhelm and Else Heraeus Foundation, Hanau and DPG e.V., Bad Honnef.
Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft e.V.
Deutsche Physikalische Gesellschaft e.V. The Deutsche Physikalische Gesell­schaft e. V. (DPG - German Physical Society) is available for everyone: it doesn’t matter whether they are students, professors, pupils, teachers, people working in industry or simply people who are interested in physics. DPG regards itself as the mouthpiece of physics and a contact for people interested in physics. As a non-profit association, it does not pursue any financial interests. In DPG up-and-coming scientists meet Nobel Prize laureates, interested persons meet experts and young and old come together. Together they are united to form the world’s biggest specialist physical community. DPG cooperates particularly closely with the Wilhelm und Else Heraeus Foundation.
The DPG exclusively and directly serves the fields of pure and applied physics, bringing its members and all physicists living in Germany closer together, representing their entirety outwards as well as fostering the exchange of ideas between its members and foreign colleagues. The DPG seeks to achieve these goals particularly by: annual meetings, spring meetings and section conferences, scientific meetings (among others at the "Physikzentrum" Bad Honnef and "Magnus-Haus" in Berlin), publishing activities, honours, awards, cultivation of relationships to national and international associations sharing the same or related ambitions, participation in international associations and by advisory service on matters of research promotion, education and career. The DPG binds itself and its members to advocate for freedom, tolerance, veracity and dignity in science and to be aware about the fact, that the people working in science are responsible to a particularly high extent for the configuration of the overall human activity.
MB Scientific AB
MB Scientific AB MB Scientific AB is a Swedish company which develops and produces state of the art instruments for the photoelectron spectroscopy experiments.
Our photoelectron energy analyser MBS A-1 gives you the opportunity to do world leading research. MBS VUV photon sources, MBS L-1 and T-1, produce the brightest and narrowest lines existing to be used for this type of experiments.
Our experience in the field of electron optics, electronics design, and microwave simulation provides you effective and efficient consultation. If you have a problem to be solved, or idea you want to realise in your research, please contact us!
Hositrad Technology
Hositrad Technology Hositrad Vacuum Technology has almost 50 years experience in the Ultra High Vacuum market. We are experts with TIG and Laser welding and leaktesting till 10-10 mbar l/sec. We have in-house production and a CAD design office in Holland. We make specials according to drawing in our fully equiped workshop. These custom assemblies consist: vacuum chambers, special flanges with electrical feedthroughs or bellows etc.

Hositrad Vacuum Technology your vacuum supplier for all your UHV product requirements:
CF, KF and ISO components, flanges, bellows, electrical feedthroughs, isolators, viewports, Glass-to metal seals, manipulators, cryogenic sensors, temperature monitors, cryocoolers, mass-spectrometers, Bi-Metal flanges etc.

Scienta Omicron
Scienta Omicron Our new company, Scienta Omicron, brings together the two leading innovators in Surface Science – the former VG Scienta and Omicron NanoTechnology.
This exciting venture creates new capabilities for the research community by the technology leaders in electron spectroscopy, scanning probe microscopy and thin film deposition. These capabilities are now available in custom tailored systems from one source with sales and service groups located in all major markets around the world. Scienta Omicron will provide increased service levels, extended product range and access to new technologies through increased investment in R&D.
To help serve customers in the most favourable way, the merger of VG Scienta and Omicron NanoTechnology will create two separate business units:
  • Scienta Omicron will provide customized solutions and advanced technologies for fundamental research in surface science and nanotechnology.
  • VACGEN will provide UHV components and supply chain solutions to system builders, OEMs and end-users.

We encourage you to contact your existing sales representative with any questions you may have. In the meantime, we assure you of our continued commitment to help you achieve your research objectives.
Rigaku Innovative Technologies Inc.
Rigaku Innovative Technologies Inc. Rigaku Innovative Technologies Inc.: With over 30 years developing and producing Thin Film Coatings, both single film and multilayer, and related X-ray Optics, Rigaku Innovative Technologies introduced many new optics and instruments. Rigaku/Osmic designs and builds innovative instruments, multilayer coatings and advanced focusing monochromators for beamlines and endstations, including our new 2-D Kratky SAXS camera. We offer the highest reflectivity, accuracy and resolution for EUV Collector optics, Illumination optics and Imaging optics. To assure we provide the highest-quality coatings with precision characterization, RIT collaborates with many labs, including the PTB in Berlin, the CXRO at Lawrence Berkeley Labs, and NIST. Capabilities include precision Schwarzschild optic coatings, multiple-stripe DMMs, graded d-spacings and picometer-precise coatings on complex optics to 1200mm. High precision Johansson crystals now available. Now refurbishing used optics! Regain your investment in the expensive optical substrate.
Mewasa AG
Mewasa AG Mewasa AG is a customer-oriented company located in the Sarganserland region of Switzerland with over 20 years of experience in developing and manufacturing of complex edge welded bellows and vacuum parts.
Optimal system integration under the highest quality standards connected with environmental and economic aspects is the main focus of Mewasa AG for superior performance.
Luxel Corporation
Luxel Corporation For over 40 years, Luxel Corporation has provided freestanding ultrathin foils for a wide range of applications including:
  • X-ray, EUV, and VUV Membrane Filters
  • Patterned Freestanding Metal Foils
  • Soft X-ray Photocathodes
  • Soft X-ray Pressure Windows
  • Stripper Foils
  • XFEL and HHG Passband Filters
  • Patterned Coatings on Diamonds
  • Far IR Filters and Cryoshields
  • Wet Cells for Water Window Tomography
We are able to produce freestanding foils from 5nm up to several microns thick for the most demanding applications. With over 70 materials available, we welcome the chance to help you! Contact us at Luxel@Luxel.com +1 360.378.4137
e2v Bringing life to technology, e2v partners with its customers to improve, save and protect people’s lives. Delivering innovative technology for high performance systems and equipment, e2v leads developments in communications, automation, discovery, healthcare and the environment.

e2v employs approximately 1,750 people worldwide, has design and operational facilities across Europe, North America and Asia, and has a global network of sales and technical support offices. e2v has annual sales of GB225M as at 31 March 2015 and is listed on the London Stock Exchange.
For more information www.e2v.com
BESTEC GmbH Bestec offers innovative customized UHV components and systems for
  • VUV, soft and hard X-ray illumination for both synchrotron radiation and soft X-ray laboratory sources,
  • VUV and soft X-ray reflectometry/ellipsometry and spectroscopy and
  • fabrication and analytics of nanostructured surfaces.
Our product portfolio ranges from soft X-ray lab sources and beamline components (monochromators, mirror units, slit units) to thin film deposition systems (sputtering, OLED, PLD with low-energy electron based surface analytics) and dedicated soft X-ray reflectometers, ellipsometers and spectrometers for the qualification of complex layered surface systems and basic research.

We provide integrated system solutions as well as single components for both scientific and industrial application. Each system is designed according to the specific customer requirements using well-proven modules and principles of optics, in-UHV precision mechanics and automation developed at Bestec over the last 25 years.

You can reach us at booth 13 or the standard contact:
Am Studio 2b
12489 Berlin
E-Mail: info@bestec.de
Phone: +49 30 670992-0
Applied Nanotools Inc.
Applied Nanotools Inc. Applied Nanotools is a leading supplier of Fresnel zone plates, transmission gratings and calibration standards for microscopy and spectroscopy applications. Our products cover a wide range of energies from the visible and ultraviolet to soft and hard X-rays. Applied Nanotools currently offers the world's highest-resolution soft X-ray zone plates with an outer zone width resolution of 18 nm and calibration samples with critical dimensions down to 15 nm. More recently, we have introduced a new line of zone plate products with a resolution of 30 nm for hard X-ray applications including nano-tomography and coherent diffraction imaging. In addition, the company offers the commercial nanoSOI fabrication service for silicon photonics and opto-electromechanical systems and devices.
Horiba Scientific
Horiba Scientific HORIBA Scientific is a worldwide leader in development and production of analytical measurement equipment for research, analysis for laboratories, and quality control.
We offer instrumentation for molecular spectroscopy; steady-state and time resolved Fluorescence, Raman-Microscopy as well as components for optical spectroscopy including OEM applications.
Another field is the spectroscopic Ellipsometry to determine film thickness and other optical parameters. Not only the thickness but also the elemental composition can be analysed with glow discharge emission spectroscopy - GD-OES. Other systems in the field of elemental analysis are N-O-H, C-S, Sulfur in Oil and ICP-OES.
The better part of these instruments can be used not only for macroscopic analysis, but also for micro-measuring techniques - often in a non-destructive manner, which is a major advantage over many other analytical methods.
The HORIBA Jobin Yvon GmbH is in business since the eighties of the last century and covers today Germany, Austria, and Switzerland with the product line-up of HORIBA Scientific.
In addition, HORIBA Jobin Yvon GmbH is the exclusive European distributor of Ultrashort pulse laser systems built by Clark-MXR, one of the leading supplier of Femto- and Picosecond Laser systems.