IGMA Surface Science is a specialized company in the field of material research with the focus on the development and production of instruments for UHV SPM and Electron Spectroscopy.

The majority of the team consists of physicists and engineers with more than 200 years of joint experience in this field.

Our long term relationship and cooperation with leading researchers from science and industry allows to design and build instruments to meet current and future needs for nanoscience research.

The expertise in our team enables us to provide custom tailored solutions at the highest standard and best performance for our customers.

In 2014 the major shareholder of Sigma acquired a majority shareholding in MANTIS Deposition Ltd a specialized thin film company offering a wide range of cutting edge deposition solutions (PVD, PLD, MBE and Nanoparticle Deposition).

Besides of dedicated thin film system solutions from Mantis and surface science systems from Sigma the entrepreneurial strategic partnership between Sigma and Mantis enables us to offer Multitechnique Systems combining a wide variety of thin film and surface science techniques in a common system solution.

The existing sales and service network from Mantis is currently being accommodated to serve our customers needs for both companies.


BIHURCRYSTAL emerged as the result of our team’s many years’ experience in the fields of Surface Science, Ultra-high Vacuum and Space technologies.
The company was born in 2013 as a start-up project with support from Centro de Física de Materiales (CFM) and the Donostia International Physics Center (DIPC) of San Sebastián, Spain.

The entrepreneurial project BIHURCRYSTAL has been awarded the 2012 Manuel Laborde and 2013 Toribio Etxeberria prizes.

BihurCrystal’s Materials Division offers a large selection of the newest and most interesting materials for scientific research.
Both internally and in collaboration with a large network of academic and industrial partners, constantly seek out the most exciting materials and transform them into high quality samples ready to be used to explore new physics and chemistry or in new applications.

Committed to providing the fast and efficient support you need, both during the set-up and during the experiment, so you can make the most out of it.

They offer standard sizing at competitive pricing, and also provide fully customized solutions, both meeting the strictest quality standards. They include accurate characterization data with every sample.


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