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 low-cost AFM:

  • FSM Nanoview 1000/2000  very low-cost, high resolution,  contact/non-contact AFM (optional:  MFM, EFM, Lateral force and Phase imaging)
  • NanoTutor SPM,  performing AFM, STM analysis and MicroLithography

A textbook on SPM:

Short introduction to SPM:
spm2017 ENG

List of our customers :
CNRS-PMC, Laboratoire de Physique de la Matière Condensée, Palaiseau, France
Sheffield University, Centre for GaN Materials & Devices, Sheffield, UK
Sheffield University, Dept. of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Sheffield, UK
Manchester University, School of Physics and Astronomy, Manchester, UK
Lancaster University, Physics Dept., Lancaster, UK
Faculty of Technology and Maritime Sciences (TekMar), Toensberg, Norway
The Open University, Raanana, Israel
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Virginia Tech, Dept. of Science & Engineering, Blacksburg – VA,  USA
Columbia University, Applied Physics & Applied Mathematics Dept., NY, USA
San Diego State University, Miami – FL, USA
McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada
The University of Queensland , Australia
Dublin City University, Physics Dept., Dublin, Ireland
Institut National des Sciences Appliquées, 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
Freiburg Universität, Institut für Geowissenschaften, Freiburg, Germany
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität (FAU) Erlangen-Nurnberg, Germany
Ruhr Universität, Lehrstuhl für Angewandte Festkörperphysik, Bochum, Germany
Bonn Universität, Physikalisches Institut. Nussallee ,Germany
Ljubljana University, Faculty of Chemistry and Chem. Tech, Slovenia
Maribor University, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Slovenia
Università Ca Foscari, Dip. Chimica, Venezia, Italy
Università di Cagliari, Dip. Fisica, Italy
Politecnico di Torino, Dip. Scienza Applicata e Tecnologia, Italy
Università La Sapienza, Dip. Ingegneria, Roma, Italy
Università di Padova, Dip. Fisica e Astronomia, Italy
Università di Bologna, Dip. Fisica e Astronomia, Italy
Università di Udine, Dip. Scienze Matematiche Informatiche e Fisiche, Italy
CNR-ISMN, Ist. per lo Studio dei Materiali Nanostrutturati, Bologna, Italy


Scanning Probe Microscopy (SPM) 

for research and education


FSM Nanoview-1000/2000:

the cheapest high resolution AFM


  • Spring-suspended 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
  • Top view optical microscope for laser alignement and sample positioning.
  • Scanners:  standard  20×20 um; optional 10×10 um ,  50×50 um ,  100×100 um
  • Resolution: Lateral  0.2 nm ,  Vertical 0.05 nm
  • Images:   512×512 px
  • Optical magnification : standard 4X, resolution 2.5 um; optional 10X or 20X
  • Standard modes: Contact, Tapping; optional modes : Phase, EFM, MFM, LFM
  • Scan speed:  0.6Hz – 4 Hz
  • Scan direction: any angle
  • Max sample dimensions: φ<90 mm H<20 mm
  • Operating system : Windows XP/7/8/10



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