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  • Manual micropositioner with piezo nanopositioner
  • 1" (25mm) 2-axis coarse positioning
  • 2-axis or 3-axis piezo nanopositioning system
  • Large aperture
  • Retrofit to inverted microscopes
  • Closed loop control

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

Product Description

The Nano-View®/M is a fully integrated positioning system for use with inverted optical microscopes. Easy to operate and affordable, the Nano-View/M® combines a manual micrometer driven, two axis, linear motion stage with a high resolution, long range piezo nanopositioner. The piezo stage is either ultra-low profile or ultra-high speed. A stable blocking force of 10 N built into each axis of the coarse positioning stage provides a secure base for precision piezo nanopositioning. The piezo nanopositioning systems built into the Nano-View®/M have the lowest profiles available and provide sub-nanometer resolution under closed loop control. The overall height of the Nano-View®/M with the low profile nanopositioners is only slightly more than standard manual XY stages. An optional breadboard assembly with threaded mounting holes (1/4-20 on a 1 inch pattern or M6 on a 25mm pattern) is a convenient mounting surface for probes. Nanopositioner ranges of motion extend up to 300 microns per axis (X,Y and Z). Internal position sensors utilizing proprietary PicoQ® technology provide absolute, repeatable position measurement. The Nano-View®/M system includes the Nano-Drive® controller and is compatible with user written LabVIEW software. Standard Nano-View®/M 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®/M 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 on the Nano-LPS Series, Nano-BioS Series, and Nano-LPQ pages. Full details on the manual micropositioning stage are on the Manual MicroStage-LT page. For a combination of manual XY travel and piezo Z travel, see the MCL-MANNZ.

Compatible Software Packages:

Technical Specifications - Low Profile Nanopositioners

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 - High Speed Nanopositioners

Axes of motion XYZ
Range of motion (XY)
75 μm
Ranges\ of motion (Z) 50 μm
Resolution (50/75 μm) 0.2/0.2/0.1 nm
Resonant Frequency (X, Y, and Z) 1000 Hz ±20%
Stiffness 1.0 N/μm
θ roll, θ pitch (typical) ≤1 μrad
θ yaw (typical) ≤3 μrad
Recommended max. load (horizontal)* 100 g
Recommended max. load (vertical)* 100 g
Body Material Al, Invar or Titanium
Controller Nano-Drive®85
* Larger load requirements should be discussed with our engineering staff.

Technical Specifications - Micropositioning Stage

Axes of motion XY
Ranges of motion (XY)
Graduations 10 μm
Vernier graduations 1 μm
Body Material Aluminum

Additional Information

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