NanoManipulator TEM System Overview

Hummingbird Scientific’s in-situ TEM Nano-Manipulator Holder enables atomic scale manipulation and electrical testing of materials during concomitant high-resolution imaging. It uses a 3-axis manipulator probe to manipulate and bias the sample. We use a proven combination of coarse and fine scale positioning that provides atomic resolution stability for the sample and probe.

Our removable sample mounting mechanism allows for easy cross-sectional sample preparation and dedicated sample clamps for different sample geometries. The sample holder has two dedicated electrical contact points, one of which is the moving probe, the other the sample. Using individually shielded electrical wiring for both contacts, the TEM Nano-Manipulator Holder provides local probing of the electrical performance of an array of nanostructured materials and nanoscale electrical devices and correlating this with the material microstructure.