Welcome to LabTrek srl

Educational experiments for advanced Physics Lab
Low-cost NanoTechnology Laboratory : educational AFM-SPM
Design and Production of Exhibits for Science Museums


LabTrek is a small firm, born as spin-off of Bologna and Padova universities, to share the experience acquired in teaching courses of Physics Lab.

      • LabTrek designes and produces experimental apparatuses for advanced Physics Lab.
      • On demand, LabTrek designes and produces exhibits for Science Centers.
      • On demand, LabTrek designes and produces custom devices for industrial application.
    • LabTrek is the european dealer of :
      NanoTutor SPM, a low-cost educational Atomic Force Microscope, able to perform AFM, STM analysis and MicroLithography
      FSM Nanoview-1000 a low-cost, high resolution contact/non-contact AFM


  • List of our customers :
    Dept. of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Sheffield, UK
    School of Physics and Astronomy, Manchester Univ., Manchester, UK
  • Physics Dept. of Lancaster University , Lancaster, UK
    Faculty of Technology and Maritime Sciences (TekMar) , Norway
    The Open University, Raanana, Israel
    Virginia Tech – Dept. of Science & Engineering ,Blacksburg – VA,  USA
    Columbia Univ. – Applied Physics & Applied Mathematics Dept.- NY, USA
    San Diego State University, Miami – FL, USA
    The University of Queensland , Australia
    Physics Dept., Dublin City University , Ireland
    Dept. Sciences et Genie des Materiaux (SGM) Rennes Cedex , France 
    ZHAW Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften School of Engineering , Winterthur, Switzerland
    Lyceum Alpinum, Zuoz, Switzerland
    Institut für Geowissenschaften, Universität Freiburg,Freiburg, Germany
    Friedrich-Alexander-Universität (FAU) Erlangen-Nurnberg, Germany
    Lehrstuhl für Angewandte Festkörperphysik, Bochum, Germany
    Physikalisches Institut. Nussallee ,Germany
    Faculty of Chemistry and Chem. Tech, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
    Dip. Chimica, Università Ca Foscari, Venezia, Italy
    Dip. Fisica, Università di Cagliari, Italy
    Dip. Scienza Applicata e Tecnologia , Politecnico di Torino, Italy
    Dip. Ingegneria, Università La Sapienza, Roma, Italy
    Dip. Fisica e Astronomia, Università di Padova, Italy
    Dip. Fisica e Astronomia, Università di Bologna, Italy
    Dip. Fisica, Università di Cagliari, Italy
    CNR-ISMN, Ist. per lo Studio dei Materiali Nanostrutturati, Bologna, Italy
  • Temporary partnerships:
    FermiumLabs – Padova, Italy
    Officina DSG – Curtarolo , Italy
    Millennium Engineering – Villa del Conte , Italy
    Plastigraf – Camin, Padova
    Dipartimento di Scienza e Alta Tecnologia – Università dell’Insubria, Como, Italy
    NT-SPb Saint-Petersburg, Russia
    Suzhou FlyingMan Precision Instruments, Shanghai, China


Scanning Probe Microscopy (SPM) for research and education

NanoTutor SPM: an AFM with self-made tips and with Tunneling and Force lithography features


  • Scanning Force Microscope (SFM)
  • Scanning Tunneling Microscope (STM)
  • Spectroscopy and Microlithography SPM
  • User-friendly interface
  • Easy replaceable probes
  • Self-made tips by chemical etching with automated procedure
  • Scanner: 70x70x10 microns
  • Operating system : Windows XP/7


FSM Nanoview-1000: the cheapest high resolution AFM


  • Scan head offers a strong anti-vibration performance
  • Precision laser detection and probe alignment device make laser adjustment simple and easy;
  • Scan by sample.
  • High-accuracy and wide range sample positioning allow to scan the area of interest ;
  • Top view optical microscope for laser alignement and sample positioning.
  • Scanners : 10 x 10 um, 20×20 um or 50×50 um
  • Resolution: Lateral  0.2 nm ,  Vertical 0.05 nm
  • Images:   512×512 px
  • Modes: Contact, Tapping, Friction, Phase, EFM, MFM
  • Scan speed:  0.6Hz – 4 Hz
  • Max sample dimensions: φ<90 mm H<20 mm
  • Operating system : Windows XP/7/8/10