About Stoe

Your Partner in X-Ray Diffraction

STOE develops, manufactures and sells scientific instruments for the non-destructive analysis of substances. Based on the X-ray diffraction (XRD) method, these systems characterize single crystals and powder samples and give answers to which substances a particular powder or crystal contains or at which positions atoms in solid bodies are exactly located. The majority of customers are institutes at universities and industrial laboratories worldwide doing research in chemistry, pharmacy, mineralogy or material science.

STOE, originally founded in 1887, to manufacture equipment for the optical analysis of crystals, has been a pioneer in powder and single crystal X-ray diffraction since the 1960’s, e.g. STOE invented and patented the transmission geometry technique for Powder XRD as well as, for single crystals, produced the first pixel detector XRD system with an open Eulerian cradle.

STOE is based in Darmstadt, Germany, and keeps the R&D, software programming, electrical and mechanical engineering and production all in house, allowing STOE to provide customers with standard as well as individual solutions. Whenever it comes to quality, STOE accepts no compromises. This high-level of detail is what sets STOE apart.

STOE is the partner in X-Ray Diffraction to crystallographers, chemists, material scientists and pharmacists all over the world.

TRADITION OF INNOVATION

SINCE 1887

STOE, originally founded in 1887, to manufacture equipment for the optical analysis of crystals, has been a pioneer in X-ray diffraction since the 1960’s:

1968 > STOE manufactured the STADI4, one of the first computer controlled 4-circle diffractometers


1979 > STOE invented and patented the transmission geometry technique for Powder XRD


1992 > STOE produced its first area detector system, the IPDS (Imaging Plate Diffraction System)


2009 > STOE produces the STADIVARI, the first pixel detector system with an open Eulerian cradle

UNPARALLELED QUALITY

MADE IN GERMANY

German engineering has a well-earned reputation as some of the best in the world. The craftsmanship and the quality of the engineering by STOE combine to achieve unparalleled precision and product performance.

STOE keeps the R&D, software programming, electrical and mechanical engineering and production all in house. This ensures that every system that is built achieves the best in product quality and precision – 100% quality control. This high-level of detail is one of the many things that sets STOE apart.

FREEDOM TO DESIGN

YOUR BEST SOLUTION

STOE has always been a customer-focused, fully independent medium sized company. We do our design and production for both the software and hardware in-house, so that we are able to provide you with standard as well as custom solutions.

Our sole focus is to achieve the best data quality for your specific XRD needs. We have no limits in implementing the best available components, whenever it comes to quality, we accept no compromises.

We are your partner in X-Ray Diffraction and aim to extend the boundaries of research with you.

EXTENDED STOE

PARTS & LABOR GUARANTEE

To STOE, service is not a business or a profit center, it is an obligation. We believe that you should spend your budget on research, not on service technicians.

We stand behind our claims of unprecedented quality. We offer for all STOE parts in our STADIVARI, IPDS and STADI P/MP systems, the new and unprecedented 10 Year STOE Parts & Labor Guarantee.

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Company History


Ownership succession solved

Martin Fark became a shareholder and joined the management team, heading the commercial operations, together with Jens Richter who continues to be heading the scientific operations.

2013
2010

DECTRIS MYTHEN 1K

Implementation of the DECTRIS solid state strip detector MYTHEN 1K for the STOE powder diffractometer systems.


STADIVARI

Introduction of the STOE open eulerian cradle STADIVARI. Implementation of the DECTRIS solid state pixel detector PILATUS.

2009
2008

IPDS 2T Dual Beam

Introduction of the IPDS 2T Dual Beam.


Jens Richter became Co-CEO & CTO

In the same year, introduction of the vertical mounted STADI MP and the IPDS 2T with Xenocs GeniX BDS.

2006
2004

IPDS 2T

Introduction of the IPDS 2T.


STADI P Combi
2001
2000

IPDS II, IP-PSD and STADI4 CCD

Introduction of the:

  • Imaging Plate Diffraction System II (IPDS II)
  • Imaging Plate Position Sensitive Detector for Powder Diffraction Systems (IP-PSD)
  • Four-Circle CCD Diffractometer STADI4 CCD

STADI MP

Introduction of the STOE Multi Purpose Diffractometer STADI MP.

1997
1995

Death of Prof. Dr. E. Wölfel

Prof. Dr. E. Wölfel dies at the age of 73.


IPDS

Introduction of the STOE Imaging Plate Diffraction System IPDS.

1992
1979

Transmission X-Ray Powder Diffraction System

Introduction of the patented STOE Transmission X-Ray Powder Diffraction System.


Reciprocal Lattice Explorer

Prof. Wölfel constructed a new film instrument, the Reciprocal Lattice Explorer, patented by STOE.

1970
1968

STADI4

Introduction of the STOE computer controlled 4-Circle Diffractometer System – STADI4.


Start of X-Ray Diffractometer Development and Production

The STOE shares were offered by Viditon to E. Wölfel who continued to run the company. This was the start of the development and production of X-Ray diffractometer systems.

1961
1960

Prof. Dr. E. Wölfel

Prof. Dr. E. Wölfel entered as shareholder to Stoe. The company started to produce X-Ray equipment.


Production of improved models

Fritz Reinheimer (a nephew of Peter Stoe) continued to run the company in Heidelberg. Production of improved models of one- and two-circle optical goniometers, cutting and grinding goniometers, goniometer heads etc.

1909
1887
peterstoe
Foundation of STOE

The company was founded by Peter Stoe, who has been a mechanic at the University in Heidelberg. He developed one- and two-circle optical goniometers together with Prof. Dr. V. Goldschmidt.

 

Ideas & Careers

STOE is a company with a long tradition of innovation. If you think that you can contribute to the success of STOE, please contact us:

Innovation

We are always open for cooperation and partnerships to develop cutting edge technologies. STOE is an independent and flexible company, therefore we are happy to discuss any ideas early on and to give you valuable feedback.

SALES REPRESENTATION

If you think that you are qualified to represent STOE in your sales area, please contact us.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

From time to time we are offering career opportunities, please contact us.