The 'small MBE' system is a UHV system with pressures below 10^-10 mbar.
It is used for the deposition of high-quality thin films carried out under UHV conditions to ensure high purity of the used materials.
Subsequent to deposition samples can be characterized in-situ without transferring them to air with an implemented MR measurement setup. An external magnetic field (H = 1000 Oe) can be swept around 360° with respect to the plane of the sample surface.
The chamber is equipped with a cryostat that allows to reduce the sample temperature down to 77K.
Currently the system is used for in-situ electromigration studies of nano-scale constrictions.