Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors

Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > Press > Precision Piezo Positioning Stages for High Resolution Microscopy by PI

Abstract:
PI (Physik Instrumente) LP offers a large variety of piezo-driven precision positioners for high resolution microscope applications.

Precision Piezo Positioning Stages for High Resolution Microscopy by PI

Auburn, MA | Posted on March 28th, 2013

Fast Objective Focusing Devices - PIFOC® Family
Piezo-driven fast nanofocus devices not only provide nanometer precise focus control but they are also used in in 3-D imaging and Z-stack image acquisition due to their rapid, millisecond-range settling speed. Several devices are available to match different objective sizes and weights. Travel ranges from 50 µm to 2 mm are available.

Piezo-Sample Positioning and Scanning Stages - PInano® Stage Family
Instead of moving the objective lens, the sample can also be positioned. The PInano® stage family consists of more than 10 models of XY, XYZ and Z positioners with a variety of, travel ranges, apertures (for slides, well plates and petri dishes), and feedback sensors to suit any need from focusing to high speed 3-dimensional tracking.

Motorized Long Travel Stages with High-Stability Ultrasonic Drives - PIline® Family
Several stages with long travel ranges to 100 mm and more, based on ultrasonic-ceramic piezo linear motors are available for "coarse" positioning with resolution in the 100 nanometer range. Due to their self-locking properties at rest, they provide better long-term stability than conventional motor-/lead screw stages. The ultrasonic motors also provide very high speed to 100 mm/sec and more.

Piezo Beam Steering Mirrors
High speed piezo tip/tilt and beam steering devices scan laser beams in two coplanar axes avoiding polarization rotation errors typically induced by stacked single galvo scanners.

Controllers and Software
A variety of single and multi-axis piezo controllers for laboratory use and OEMs are offered.
Controllers are compatible with leading imaging software platforms such as Metamorph® and µManager, and LabView® and MATLAB® drivers are also available.

Application Examples

Two Photon Microscopy, Optical Trapping, STORM Stochastic Optical Reconstruction Microscopy, PALM Photoactivated Localization Microscopy, STED Stimulated Emission Depletion, SIM Structured Illumination Microscope, Surface Metrology

Catalog Explains Technology behind the Products
The precision positioning systems are covered in a new print and PDF catalog, available for download at
www.microscopestage.net

####

About PI (Physik Instrumente)
PI is a leading manufacturer of high precision positioning stages, piezo systems, piezo motors and actuators for microscopy, life science, bio-nano-technology, semiconductor and photonics applications. PI has been developing and manufacturing standard & custom precision products with piezoceramic and electromagnetic drives for 4 decades. The company has been ISO 9001 certified since 1994 and provides innovative, high-quality solutions for OEM and research. PI is present worldwide with 10 subsidiaries, R&D / engineering on 3 continents and total staff of 700+

For more information, please click here

Copyright © PI (Physik Instrumente)

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

A nanoscale wireless communication system via plasmonic antennas: Greater control affords 'in-plane' transmission of waves at or near visible light August 27th, 2016

Forces of nature: Interview with microscopy innovators Gerd Binnig and Christoph Gerber August 26th, 2016

A promising route to the scalable production of highly crystalline graphene films August 26th, 2016

Graphene under pressure August 26th, 2016

Imaging

Forces of nature: Interview with microscopy innovators Gerd Binnig and Christoph Gerber August 26th, 2016

New approach to determining how atoms are arranged in materials August 25th, 2016

Announcements

A nanoscale wireless communication system via plasmonic antennas: Greater control affords 'in-plane' transmission of waves at or near visible light August 27th, 2016

Forces of nature: Interview with microscopy innovators Gerd Binnig and Christoph Gerber August 26th, 2016

A promising route to the scalable production of highly crystalline graphene films August 26th, 2016

Graphene under pressure August 26th, 2016

Tools

Nanofiber scaffolds demonstrate new features in the behavior of stem and cancer cells August 25th, 2016

50 years after the release of the film 'Fantastic Voyage,' science upstages fiction: Science upstages fiction with nanorobotic agents designed to travel in the human body to treat cancer August 25th, 2016

University of Puerto Rico and NASA back in the news – XEI reports August 23rd, 2016

Spider silk: Mother Nature's bio-superlens August 22nd, 2016

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE




  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project







Car Brands
Buy website traffic