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Welcome at THATec Innovation!

Our motivation is to help you to focus on the essential: your research.


The lab automation framework thaTEC:OS is the most versatile solution for any research lab! Easily control any number of devices on any number of PCs. Never forget to note down any device setting any more with the integrated labbook. Keep track on all your measurements via a measurement database. Future-proof by using the open-source data format HDF5.

>> thaTEC:OS Demo version and Quick Start Guide <<

Check out our device library for all currently supported device

Custom built microscopes

Our custom built microscopes are ready for your lab! Brillouin light scattering, Raman scattering, NV center, time-resolved Kerr effect or maybe fluorescence microscopy? No problem! Wether you want to upgrade your system or build a new one from scratch. Get us involved from the beginning and profit from our experience. We will design the whole beam path from the laser to the detector and set up everything right in your lab!

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By scientists for scientists

aving worked and graduated in basic research, we know the small and time-consuming struggles which pop up in the lab every day. Thus, our products are solely dedicated to help you to concentrate on your scientific tasks and bring your lab to the next level!

If you want to get more details about our scientific work and expertise, in particular for microfocused Brillouin light scattering, have a look at the following publication by our co-founder Dr. Thomas Sebastian et al.:
>> Micro-focused Brillouin light scattering: imaging spin waves at the nanoscale, T. Sebastian et al., Front. Phys. 3, 35 (2015) <<


18.08.2022 New video on time-resolved Brillouin light scattering!

In our new video, we introduce the basics of time-resolved Brillouin light scattering using Tandem Fabry-Pérot interferometers. In particular, the prerequisites for time-resolved measurements, the basic working principle as well as the time- and frequency resolution are introduced.

Check out the video on our YouTube channel under

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05.05.2022 PyThat: Python package to read thaTEC:OS measurement files

If you are using Python to process and analyze your measurement data, have a look at the python package PyThat available on PyPi and GitHub.

The project PyThat is a community package created by Matthias Schweizer of AG Magnetismus in Kaiserslautern, Germany. It helps reading .h5 files created by thaTEC:OS and converts them into xarray objects and netcdf files.

Funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) -TRR 173 - 268565370 (Spin+X).

12.04.2022 New version out: TFPDAS6!

Speed up your Brillouin light scattering measurements with the new version of our advanced TFP-control software for Brillouin light scattering!

The new version was optimized for the best performance: The new optimized data processing and data communication saves ~130 ms per scan. For a spectrum with 200 scans, the acquisition with identical parameters is 26 s faster per spectrum compared to TFPDAS5!

More information can be found here.

Also check out the introduction video on our YouTube channel:

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28.03.2022 Visit our stand at the European Conference on Molecular Spintronics!

We are happy to announce that we will be present at the European Conference on Molecular Spintronics in Dortmund next week!
Visit our stand during the conference at the "Dormunder U".

For more information visit https://ecmols2020.tu-dortmund.deSee

See you there!

14.12.2021 New setups in the US

Finally, after many months, we were able to travel to the US again! In the last two weeks, our colleague Dr. Thomas Meyer visited several groups in Illinois, Delaware, and Ohio for a final touch at some new optical scanning microscopy setups for Brillouin light scattering and a training on the alignment of our hardware and on our advanced automation software thaTEC:OS.

Many thanks to our customers for the nice atmosphere, many intersting discussions, and the chance to demonstrate our software to members of other groups and labs!

14.10.2021 Talk today!

Don't miss our talk today at the 5th (virtual) BioBrillouin meeting at 3:40 pm on "Automated Brillouin light scattering measurements".

See you later!

04.10.2021 Prototyping

Playing with the galvo for our new laser scanning microscope which we are developing for the Horizon 2020 project SINFONIA.

08.09.2021 Half-time at the IEEE 11th International Conference on "Nanomaterials: Applications & Properties."

Join today's online poster session starting in a few minutes! You can find more information here.

If you missed our introduction on the opening on Sunday, you can watch the video on YouTube.

31.08.2021 5th edition BioBrillouin meeting

After being a sponsor of the BioBrillouin meetings in Perugia and Lyon 2018 and 2019, we are very happy to be a sponsor of the 5th edition BioBrillouin meeting!

The meeting will be held fully online from 12-14th October and will take place back-to-back with the training school.

For the meeting, the registration is free and still open until October 1st. Register here.

20.05.2021 IEEE International Conference on Nanomaterials: Applications & Properties

After being a sponsor last year, we are happy to announce that we are again a sponsor of the 11th IEEE International Conference on "Nanomaterials: Applications & Properties" from September 05-11!

Register now and get your early-bird discount until July 30!

30.04.2021 New publication using thaTEC:OS

We are happy to announce a new publication on arxiv using our lab automation framework thaTEC:OS!

Check out the new results here.

23.04.2021 New project has started

With the kick-off meeting, this week, the H2020 FET-OPEN project SINFONIA (grant agreement No. 964396) has started!

We are looking forward to working with all partners, in particular in the implementation of our optical scanning microscopes to the femtosecond pump-probe setup at the TU Dortmund.

To learn more about this project, visit

15.03.2021 New year, new office, new projects, new products, ...

In the last months, a lot has happened!
We moved to a new and much larger office space, we are part of the Horizon 2020 EU project SINFONIA (Selectively activated INFOrmation technology by hybrid Organic Interfaces) which will start in April, we will introduce some new versions of our optical scanning microscope, and there are several new videos and application notes to come, showing the potential of our soft- and hardware for your research!

Follow us on social media and stay tuned!

18.11.2020 New video on the experimental setup for Brillouin light scattering

You want to know more about the requirements and solutions for the experimental setup for Brillouin light scattering?
Then you should watch our new video on Brillouin light scattering:

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11.11.2020 New video online!

You want to know how our company started and how our products can help you with your everyday's lab work?

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