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ErLEED 100

High Performance Reverse View LEED Optics with Smaller Flange for Structural Analysis and AES with Miniature Electron Gun for Increased Filed of View, High Transmission Grid Assembly and Digital or Analog Control Unit

Low Energy Electron Diffraction (LEED) is one of the most powerful methods to determine surface structures. Analysis of LEED patterns and intensities provides the size and shape of the surface unit cell, the degree of order and detailed atomic structure with a precision of the order of picometers. To exploit the full power of the technique, equally capable instrumentation is required.  

The SPECS reverse view ErLEED optics together with highly sophisticated acquisition and analysis solutions provide the experimenter with many unique advantages present in no other commercial unit. In order to guarantee the highest possible quality and performance of each optics, great importance is attached to the selection of the materials and components as well as to the quality of the mechanical and electrical manufacturing.

The miniature electron gun allows a full view of the diffraction pattern. It is completely light shielded in order to avoid stray light and thus to be able to measure quantitative LEED I(E) curves or spot profiles. Two types of filaments are available: Thoria coated Iridium hairpin and LaB6 single crystal. The Thoria coated Iridium filaments allow the operation of the gun at pressures of up to 10-4 mbar. All filaments are easily replaceable in the users laboratory. The high transmission grid assemblies are made of Gold coated Molybdenum ensuring long term rigidity of the hemispheres as well as an uniform work function and non-magnetic characteristics. The optics is available in a 2, 3 and 4 grid version.  The ErLEED 100 is mounted on a DN100CF flange (6“ CF, 152 mm OD). A z-retraction mechanism, with available z-travel of 50 mm or 100 mm, allows the optics to be extended or withdrawn from a restricted working area.  The optics can be protected by an integral multi-segment shutter mounted in front of all grids. All ErLEED optics are fully tested under UHV conditions before delivery. A detailed test certificate is supplied with each optics.


  • High performance optics for LEED and AES
  • Mounted on DN100CF (6“ OD) flange
  • Light shielded miniature electron gun
  • 50 or 100 mm z-retraction (optional)
  • Integral multi-segment shutter (optional)
  • Digitally or analog controlled power supplies with independent HV modules




ErLEED 100
Screen Voltage

  • 0 - 7.5 kV for ErLEED 1000A
  • 0-10 kV for ErLEED 3000D

Primary Energy

  • 0 - 1000 eV for LEED
  • 0 -3000 eV for AES

Operating Pressure

< 10-9 - 10-4 mbar

Optional Accessories

  • Integrated shutter
  • Non standard lengths
  • Thoria coated Iridium hairpin filament
  • LaB6 single crystal filament

Mounting Flange

DN100CF (6 ")

Insertion Depth

165 mm, 203 mm, 254 mm, 354 mm




optional 50/100 mm

Power Supply

  • ErLEED 1000A analog for LEED
  • ErLEED 3000D digital for LEED/AES


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Set of ceramics for ErLEED 150/100 4-grids

Set of Ceramics for SCREEN/grid package. Comprising 4 x ceramic stubs plus all distance ceramics

ErLEED screen for optics DN100CF (6")

ErLEED screen for optics DN100CF (6") coated with conductive layer and phosphor

LaB6 cathode for ErLEED-optics

LaB6 cathode for ErLEED-optics, for long lifetime and small heating temperature, only for use in UHV. (do not use this filament in non baked vacuum and when using oxygen within the vacuum chamber)

Nut for retraction of ErLEED

Nut for spindle of retraction of ErLEED 150 or 100

Rotary feedthrough ErLEED 100

Rotary feedthrough ErLEED 100 for Z-retraction ( with coupling)

Thoria coated Iridium-Filament

Thoria coated Iridium-Filament for ErLEED , standard filament also for work in non baked vacuum.



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