Veeco Instruments Inc., today announced the release of the Wyko(R) NT9100(TM) Optical Profiling System, which delivers the performance and many of the capabilities of Veeco's full-sized profiling systems in a convenient and affordable table-top footprint. The new system is ideal for many applications in research, industrial, quality control, and failure analysis.
Veeco's first Wyko NT9100 has been successfully installed at Colorado-based Ascent Solar Technologies, Inc., for emerging photovoltaic metrology applications. In addition to the solar market, other key applications for the product include optics, aerospace, automotive, biomedical devices, coatings, film thickness, surface topography and shape, and many more.
John Wissinger, Ph.D., Vice President, Business Unit Manager, Veeco Optical Industrial Metrology, commented, "Our new table-top NT9100 provides most of the advantages of production-level metrology platforms, bringing unprecedented performance and features to a compact platform that fits into any laboratory, and it offers an outstanding value to today's research and production engineers." Key product features of the NT9100 include sub-nanometer vertical resolution; hands-free measurement automation for focus, tilt, magnification, intensity, and scan length; a fully programmable 150mm XY stage; long-life; ultra-uniform illumination; and excellent reliability.