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  • Integrated micropositioner and piezo nanopositioner
  • 1" (25mm) 2-axis micropositioning with encoders
  • 2-axis or 3-axis nanopositioning up to 300 μm
  • Large aperture - fits 3 inch slides
  • Retrofit to inverted microscopes
  • Closed loop PicoQ® control

Typical Applications
  • Optical microscopy, easy to retrofit
  • Confocal imaging
  • Fluorescence imaging
  • Single molecule spectroscopy
  • Nanomanipulation
  • STORM and PALM imaging

Product Description

The Nano-View® is a fully integrated positioning system for use with inverted optical microscopes. The Nano- View® combines a long range, motor driven, two axis, linear motion stage with an ultra-low profile, high resolution piezo nanopositioning system. The micropositioning stage provides 25 mm of travel per axis. Optional linear encoders provide high resolution (50 nm) real-time feedback of the actual stage position. The minimum step size is 95 nm with a step repeatability of 50 nm. The piezo nanopositioning systems built into the Nano-View® have the lowest profile available and have ranges of motion extending up to 300 microns per axis (X,Y and Z). Internal position sensors utilizing proprietary PicoQ® technology provide absolute, repeatable position measurement with picometer accuracy under closed loop control. A Nano-View® system includes the Nano- Drive® controller and the Micro-Drive controller which connects to a PC using a standard USB computer interface. The Micro-Drive™ is fully compatible with user written LabVIEW software and the system is provided with a basic LabVIEW motion control routine for positioning in XY. The Nano-View® is the complete picometer scale positioning system for single molecule spectroscopy and high resolution microscopy applications. Standard Nano-View® systems are offered for the following inverted microscopes: Mad City Labs RM21™ Microscope Platform, Olympus IX/IX2 Series, Nikon TE2000/Ti Series, Leica DMI Series, and Zeiss Axiovert/Axio Observer Series. Nano-View® systems designed to fit other setups, including direct mounting to optical tables, may also be requested.

Additional information regarding the built in nanopositioning systems can be found on the Nano-LPS Series, Nano-BioS Series, and Nano-LPQ pages. For a combination of stepper motor XY travel and piezo Z travel, see the MCL-MOTNZ.

Compatible Software Packages:

Technical Specifications - Nanopositioner

Axes of motion XY or XYZ
Ranges of motion (XY or XYZ)
100/200/300 μm
Resolution (100/200/300 μm) 0.2/0.4/0.6 nm
Resonant Frequencies  
X axis (100/200/300 μm) 400/350/300 Hz ±20%
Y axis ((100/200/300 μm) 400/350/300 Hz ±20%
Z axis (100/200/300 μm) 400/300/200 Hz ±20%
Stiffness 1.0 N/μm
θ roll, θ pitch (typical) ≤1 μrad
θ yaw (typical) ≤3 μrad
Recommended max. load (horizontal)*. 0.5 kg
Body Material Al, Invar or Titanium
Controller Nano-Drive®
* Larger load requirements should be discussed with our engineering staff.

Technical Specifications - Micropositioner

Axes of motion XY
Range of motion (XY)
Step Size 95 nm
Step repeatability 50 nm
Encoder resolution (encoders optional) 50 nm
Body Material Aluminum
Controller Micro-Drive™

MicroDrive Controller

Additional Information

Nano-View® Series Drawing

Nano-View® Series Catalog Pages


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