Physik Instrumente (PI) is known throughout the high-tech world for its leadership in the design and manufacture of nanometer-level motion control products (nanopositioners), piezo ceramics and...
http://www.azonano.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=1593 | 9 Jun 2006
This technote reports on recent advancements in nanopositioning technology, such as parallel kinematics, active trajectory control, new control algorithms for vibration suppression and tracking error...
http://www.azonano.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=1590 | 7 Jun 2006
A novel, multi-axis error compensated, piezoelectric XY-stage with eight controlled PZT actuators and six high resolution capacitive displacement sensors is introduced. The stage provides 100x100...
http://www.azonano.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=1587 | 6 Jun 2006
This paper describes new hybrid systems designs such as the combination of piezoelectric and motorized systems with a long travel ranges and extremely high resolution, controlled by one sensor and one...
http://www.azonano.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=1569 | 25 May 2006
When assessing the influence of the environment on piezo actuators two effects must be considered: linear thermal expansion and; temperature dependency of the piezo effect. Other factors and...
http://www.azonano.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=1568 | 25 May 2006
Mad City Labs nanopositioning systems use multilayer piezoactuators. A multilayer piezoactuator is a stack of PZT thin films electrically connected in parallel. The operation of these actuators in...
http://www.azonano.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=1276 | 21 Jun 2005
The journal, Nano Letters, recently published an article highlighting the
fascinating nanogenerators developed by Dr. Yong Shi, a professor in the Mechanical
Engineering Department at Stevens...
http://www.azonano.com/news.aspx?newsID=18445 | 9 Jul 2010
By Cameron Chai
A research team from the Georgia Institute of Technology has devised a ‘soft template infiltration’ process for synthesizing free-standing piezoelectric ferroelectric nanotubes and...
http://www.azonano.com/news.aspx?newsID=24342 | 23 Feb 2012
Using a neutron beam as a probe, researchers working at the National
Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have begun to reveal the crystal
structure of a compound essential to...
http://www.azonano.com/news.aspx?newsID=20427 | 9 Nov 2010
PI provides the world’s broadest and deepest portfolio of precision motion technologies from micro-precision to sub-nanometer precision. PI (Physik Instrumente) L.P., is the U.S. operation of...