A nanopositioner with a high resonant frequency will have a fast step response specification. A nanopositioner with a fast step response specification allows the user to increase the bandwidth of the control loop. A high bandwidth control loop reduces phase delay, which in turn allows the user to scan at an increased rate. Phase delay […]
nPoint offers scanning ranges of up to 400µm in the X and Y axes, 600µm in the X axis, and 400µm in the Z axis. Please visit our Nanopositioning Stages page for a complete listing of scan range options.
Bandwidth is the frequency at which the actual oscillation amplitude is attenuated by -3dB from the commanded oscillation amplitude. This is approximately equal to the frequency at which the actual oscillation amplitude attenuates by 30% from the commanded oscillation amplitude. The bandwidth has to be tested with small driving signal, which guarantees that the attenuation […]
The scanning speed of a stage depends on the resonant frequency of the stage and the control scheme that is employed in the controller. As a general rule, the maximum full-range scanning speed of a stage is approximately equal to one tenth of the resonant frequency. This will prevent destruction of the stage but it […]
Yes, our nanopositioners use high quality multi-layer piezoelectric actuators for movement. nPoint purchases its piezos from the industry leader in multi-layer piezoelectric solutions. Our relationship ensures that the piezos used in our nanopositioners are optimized for our specific product needs.
Yes, all nPoint stages are compatible at 10 -6 Torr, we also offer certain stages compatible at UHV, 10 -12 Torr.