By scientists for scientists

Welcome at THATec Innovation!

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

Having worked and graduated in basic research, we know the small and time-consuming struggles which pop up in the lab every day. To help you to concentrate on your scientific tasks, THATec Innovation offers software and hardware solutions to move your lab to the next level.

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

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) <<


04.12.2019: Storing measurement data in academia and research & development: thaTEC:OS and HDF5

The huge number of data formats and various import and export options can make data handling in research a challenging and time-consuming task. To tackle this challenge and make your life as a scientist easier, the upcoming new version of our modular lab automation software thaTEC:OS will use a new data format.

You want to know more about HDF5? Check out our brand new Knowledge Base!

26.11.2019 Save the date!

The first conference for next year is fixed! During March 15-20, we will be present at the science fair of the spring meeting of the German physical society DPG in Dresden
We are already excited to come back to the city where our company started more than 3 years ago!

Submit your abstract until December 1st here

See you in Dresden!

19.11.2019 News, news, news!

In the last weeks, a lot has been going on. First of all, we have set up our first optical scanning microscopy laboratory for R&D in industry!
We are also finalizing a new version for our automation software thaTEC:OS which will use the HDF5 data format which is currently under beta testing.

Even more, we enhanced our team and started working on the first videos for our YouTube channel, worked on additional application notes and fixed some dates for upcoming conferences and meetings!

Stay tuned and don't miss out on the details coming up in the next weeks!

29.10.2019 Congratulations to our partner Burkard Hillebrands!

Recently, Burkard Hillebrands was elected as the new president of the European Magnetism Association (EMA).
In addition, he reiceved the certificate of membership of the National Academy of Science and Engineering, Germany (acatech).

Congratulations also to Olivier Fruchart, who was elected as the new vice president of the EMA!

24.10.2019 New publication out!

Again, another publication was submitted which was enabled by our software solutions for scanning microscopy Check out the new results on 'Propagation of coherent spin waves in individual nano-sized yttrium iron garnet magnonic conduits'!

22.10.2019 Poster at the MMM conference

We are happy to contribute to the Annual Conference Magnetism and Magnetic Materials in Las Vegas as co-authors.

One of the first users of thaTEC:OS, Wei Zhang, will present our poster (ES-04) The Use of Virtue Modules in Physics Lab Teaching in the session Education, Outreach & Public Engagement in Magnetism on Thursday, November 7 at 9:30am, in the Rio Pavilion 8-11.

Please feel free to stop by!

18.10.2019: We are on LinkedIn!

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19.09.2019: 3D printed cable holder on Thingiverse!

3D printing is not only perfect for prototyping like we use it for the delopment of our microscope hardware, but 3D printed tools, sample holders, stands, etc. became quite common in many experimental physics labs around the world.

Being experimental physicists ourselves, we are always looking for simple solutions to help scientists with their daily work. Besides our powerful automation software for lab equipment, we also try to solve the well-known small issues in your labwork which can be quite annoying. One well-known issue in any optical setup is cable routing and fixing cables to the optical table.

Thus, we created a simple 3D printed cable holder for optical tables which we are already using in every lab we have set up in the last months. Providing a through hole for M6 screws, the holder can be fixed to the table and by feeding zip-ties through the holes in the holder, cable routing is no longer an issue!

Check out the design on Thingiverse:

Happy printing!

06.09.2019: Talk at the industrial perspectives session at the ESM in Brno

Today, our CEO Dr. Thomas Sebastian gave a talk about our startup company in the industrial perspectives session at The European School on Magnetism in Brno.

Showing the history and evolution of our startup since the foundation 3 years ago, the students got a valuable insight into the daily life, the pros and cons of founding your own company.

04.09.2019: First practical on Brillouin light scattering microscopy at the ESM in Brno

Today, it was time for the first practical on Brillouin light scattering microscopy at the European School on Magnetism.

Using our setup we instlled last year at the Ceitec institute, we could introduce the basics on Brillouin light scattering and allow all participants to get a hands-on experience.

During the practical, we measured thermally excited spin-waves in Permalloy thin films of different thickness and then changed to microstructured samples which allow for the external excitation of magnons. The combination of thaTEC:OS and our microscopy software, the participants could perform an automated 2D mapping of the spin-wave intensity in the microstructures which gave a good insight into the physics of spin-waves.
We thank all participants for their interest and enthusiasm during the practical and we are looking forward for the next practical on Brillouin light scattering microscopy on Sunday!

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