nwMicromanipulator for Electron Microscopy

Over the last few years, the MM3A-EM micromanipulator has created an unparalleled new dimension of quality in the field of Electron Microscopy. It is employed in a wide spectrum of SEM, FIB and other microscopes for an even wider range of applications and it has become the industry standard for OEM and retrofit solutions with well over 2000 units in the field. Brochure

Give your microscope a hand: use the MM3A-EM to add new capabilities and functionality to your instrument.

MGS2-MicrogripperMicrogripper

The MGS2-EM is a microgripper plug-in for the MM3A-EM micromanipulator. It enhances your system by providing a high-resolution gripping solution for transport and assembly of micro-sized objects.

The gripper arms are tungsten probe tips and are piezo-controlled, allowing a step size of 20 nm. The gripping force can be derived from the NanoControl’s display. Custom-shaped gripper tips are available on request. Brochure

The plug-in tool can be quickly and easily retrofitted to your existing MM3A-EM micromanipulator.

rotip-emRotational tip

The ROTIP-EM is a rotational axis plug-in for the MM3A-EM micromanipulator. It enhances your system by providing a fourth degree of freedom that is required for numerous SEM and FIB applications.

Standard tungsten probe tips can be inserted into the front of the axis and rotated with a resolution of 0.1° per step, allowing applications such as advanced TEM prep, tomography and STEM to be performed with ease. In addition the MGS2-EM microgripper can be combined with the rotational tip to allow gripped objects to be rotated. Brochure

The plug-in tool can be quickly and easily retrofitted to your existing MM3A-EM micromanipulator.

mm3aLow-current measurement kit

The LCMK-EM is a low-resistance, low-noise probe tip holder for the MM3A-EM micromanipulator. It enhances your system’s nanoprobing capability by allowing low-capacity, low-current measurements on conductive samples.

Standard tungsten probe tips can be inserted into the front of the LCMK-EM tip holder. Triax cabling and feedthroughs carry signals through to a connector which fits all conventional parameter analyzers. Brochure

The plug-in tool can be quickly and easily fitted to your existing MM3A-EM micromanipulator.

SolderingMicro Soldering Unit

The MSU is a plug-in system for the MM3A-EM that adds a miniturized soldering iron to your experimental setup. The plug-in provides a solution for heating a small tip. The unit has an integrated heating and sensing system in order to maintain the temperature set using the included Temperature Control System. The Micro Soldering Unit can be fitted with custom tips that have a shaft diameter of 0.5 mm.

Your existing MM3A-EM micromanipulator system can be quickly and easily upgraded for use with the MSU-EM.

MicroinjectionMicroinjection system

The MIS-EM is a micro-valve plug-in system for the MM3A-EM micromanipulator. It enhances your system by allowing you to microinject various liquids onto your samples in low-vacuum SEM.

The unique combination of precision manipulation and controlled microinjection has attracted a lot of interest in the MIS-EM since its launch. Brochure

The plug-in tool can be quickly and easily retrofitted to your existing MM3A-EM micromanipulator.

Gas InjectionGas injection system

The GIS-EM is a gas injection plug-in system for the MM3A-EM micromanipulator. It enhances your system by allowing you to inject various gases into the SEM chamber.

The unique combination of precision manipulation allows safe and controlled injection of media from solid or liquid precursors. The precursors are placed inside the temperature controlled reservoir where they evaporate when heated.

It is also possible to inject gaseous precursors such as Argon, e.g. for charge compensation.

Minute amounts of gas are released in precise doses using the proportional valve which is in turn actuated by a NanoMotor. Brochure

The plug-in tool can be quickly and easily retrofitted to your existing MM3A-EM micromanipulator.

ForceForce measurement system

The FMS-EM is a compact force readout tool for the MM3A-EM micromanipulator. It enhances your system by allowing you to perform force measurements and nanoindentation.

Smallest outer dimensions are possible by means of a force readout system that requires no laser. Force feedback on the display of the controller is coupled with a loudspeaker to enable you to intuitively characterize materials and micromechanical structures by their resonance frequencies. Sharp silicon tips allow nanoindentation in a wide variety of materials.

The latest version of the system offers a complete force measurement solution including software for data acquisition, visualisation and export. The controller offers easy operation, measurement calibration at the touch of a button and a USB interface. The novel software features a calibration wizard for the Force Measurement Tips and is capable of recording force-time curves. Brochure

The plug-in holder and force sensors can be quickly and easily retrofitted to your existing MM3A-EM micromanipulator.

Four point probeMicro four-point probe

The M4PP is a micro four-point probe plug-in for the MM3A-EM micromanipulator, designed and manufactured by Capres A/S. It enhances your system by allowing you to perform four-point electrical characterization with a single micromanipulator.

In combination with high resolution SEM & FIB imaging, the M4PP is a powerful tool for analyzing the local electrical properties of materials and devices. Ultra-low contact force probes ensure non-destructive measurements on flat surfaces. The nature of the measurement makes this tool especially suited for samples that exhibit linear behavior. Brochure

The plug-in tool can be quickly and easily fitted to your existing MM3A-EM micromanipulator.

MicrocleaningMicro-cleaning system

The MCS-EM is a micro-valve plug-in system for the MM3A-LMP micromanipulator. It enhances your system by allowing non-destructive removal of unwanted particles from sensitive surfaces.

The unique combination of precision manipulation and controlled application of compressed air provides you with a reliable, fast and easy-to-use cleaning system. Control over the strength and length of each pressure impluse is possible. Brochure

The plug-in tool can be quickly and easily retrofitted to your existing MM3A-LMP micromanipulator.