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LEED 600 (Model BDL600IR)

Compact LEED to Fit Smaller UHV Systems


The LEED 600 with integral shutter has LEED and AES capabilities using a miniature electron gun, set of concentric grids and a conductive, phosphor coated screen. It is an extremely reliable high-performance LEED instrument which operates with up to date digital power supply. The retraction mechanism has outstanding mechanical properties ensuring smooth day-to-day operation as experienced by our large user base over decades. The wide viewing angle (90° at 51mm sample distance) and minimal shadowing of the screen by the miniature electron gun give a maximum visible LEED pattern.


  • High energy & image resolution for LEED and AES with no Moire pattern interference
  • Large Angle (90°) fluorescent LEED display and superior magnetic shielding
  • Miniature electron gun with large coherence width and dual lenses
  • Suitable for in-situ film growth monitoring
  • Low outgassing rate
  • Convenient LEED image capture with external CCD camera
  • Simple and powerful operation with digital controller


The LEED 600 is capable of providing LEED and AES data for a wide range of samples. The compact size allows for easy installation to smaller UHV systems.


For seamless integration, 3D step files are available for all models.

Layout of LEED 600 (Model BDL600IR) optic.

LEED 600 (Model BDL600IR) calculation formula for Flange-Sample distance and Retraction length:
FS = 150.5mm + 2 LMX – OV; where FS is the flange to sample distance, LMX is the retraction length and OV is the overlapping length.

Front view of LEED 600 (Model BDL600IR) optic.
Rear view of LEED 600 (Model BDL600IR) optic.
Side view of the LEED 600 (Model BDL600IR) optic.

Key Specifications

For detailed specifications, download LEED 600 Configuration & Specifications (PDF).

Glass-display  Fused silica coated with indium-tin oxide conductive layer and P31 phosphor (ZnS:Ag:Cu-green, 525 nm wavelength)
Acceptance angle 90 °C angle of acceptance from sample at a distance of 51mm
Retarding Field Analyser Concentric assembly of hemispherical grids
Working distance 15mm from sample
Grid material Gold coated tungsten wire mesh (100 mesh, 81% transparency)
Energy Resolution 0.2% - 0.5% at low modulation voltages
Monitoring 6" standard viewport
Linear motion up to 150mm retraction from sample (100mm standard); linear ball bearing and acme thread with all spring electr. connections
Integral Shutter Manual shutter driven by a rotary feedthrough
Magnetic shielding Mu-metal cylinder with front cover for maximum attenuation
Assembly Extreme-high-vacuum compatibility with stainless steel, high alumina and Au-plated copper alloy materials
Mounting 6"(CF100) double sided conflat flange with sample distance 145mm – 500mm
Bakeability Under vacuum, 250 °C maximum
Integral Miniature Electron Gun
Beam energy system LEED – 5 eV to 750 eV, AES – 5 eV to 3000eV
Beam current LEED – 2 µA at 100 eV and 0.5mm beam size, AES - up to 100 µA at 3 keV
Beam size from 1mm to 250 µm - adjusted by Wehnelt potential, limited by exchangeable aperture down to 50 µm
Electron source Tungsten-2% thoriated filament standard, 
single crystal LaB6 filament optional
Energy spread 0.45 eV (thoriated - tungsten filament)
Overall size 10mm lens diameter and 80mm length

Configuration Guide

The LEED 600 optics is controlled using either a LPS075-D or LPS300-D power supply. The LPS075-D is used to operate the optic in LEED mode only whereas the LPS300-D in conjunction with the LOA10-AES lock-in controller and AUS30 input coupler is used to operate the optics in LEED and AES modes. Integral shutter (Model ISH-6) and LaB6 filament (Model LaB6) are further options.

For more information, download LEED 600 Configuration & Specifications (PDF).