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Nanotechnology Applications Videos

Micromeritics Electrical Sensing Zone

This video shows the Elzone II 5390 Particle Size Analyzer from Micromeritics.

Degrees that Work: Nanotechnology

The nanotechnology episode helps to define a technology that uses knowledge of atoms and molecules to enhance modern life through product development and medical research. The 30-minute presentation explores the technology and the related career opportunities with experts in the field.

Jet Milling Technology 101 for Ultra-fine Reduction of Abrasive Materials from Hosokawa

This video shows a webinar presentation from Hosokawa, which discusses the different types of jet mills and the numerous industrial advantages and limitations for each technology.

PI Hexapods for Fiber Alignment with Submicrometer Accuracy

This video shows how PI hexapods align fibers with submicrometer accuracy to reach the so-called “first light”. PI provides a variety of innovative fiber alignment systems. Fiber alignment is an example for positioning on 6 axes with submicrometer accuracy.

Overview of PI Nanodispensers

This video shows the operating principle of Physik Instrumente (PI)’s Nanodispenser. The drives used for nanoliter or picoliter dosing devices must function with high-operating frequencies of up to several kHz and at the same time create the kinetic energy needed to produce minute droplets without subsequent nebulization, dripping, or satellite formation.

Nanotechnology and Carbon Nanotube Electronics

The Stanford Nanoelectronics Group presents "Nanotechnology - Carbon Nanotube Electronics", a short educational video on nanotechnology and carbon nanotubes

PI Provides Comprehensive Solutions for Photonics and Fiber Alignment

This video shows PI Solutions developed for photonics alignment/fiber alignment. PI offers a range of solutions for photonics and fiber alignment applications. The systems provide multi-channel alignment and offer fast alignment times.

NEXACT® Piezo Stepping Drive from PI

This short video shows the compact NEXACT® Piezo Stepping Drive from Physik Instrumente (PI). The NEXACT® Piezo Stepping Drive from PI performs the stepping motion with bending elements. An ideal selection of the piezo elements enhances step size, velocity, clamping force, and stiffness for the respective requirements.

Liquid Body Armor - 1

Rheologists have created a new way of bullet-proofing clothes using shear-thickening fluids. This shear-thickening liquid is actually a mixture of hard nanoparticles and nonevaporating liquid.

PI Displays Products at LASER World of Photonics 2017

The video shows the participation of Physik Instrumente (PI) at LASER World of Photonics 2017—a trade fair dedicated for the laser photonics industry.

Storage of Cantilever: FluidFM Operation from Nanosurf

This video from Nanosurf shows how one can store a used FluidFM cantilever for later re-use.

Active Freeze Drying (lyophilization) from Hosokawa Micron Group

This video shows that the Hosokawa Micron Group is the pioneer of Active freeze drying (lyophilization).

Ecology Coatings - A Company Overview

Ecology coatings is the world leader in discovering, development and manufacturing of nanotechnology-enabled ultraviolet (UV) curable advanced coatings that drive efficiencies and clean processes in manufacturing.

Piezoceramic Solutions from PI Ceramic

In this "PI Insights" video, Physik Instrumente’s (PI) subsidiary PI Ceramic introduces itself and explains how it uses its wide-ranging know-how, experience, and unlimited flexibility to manufacture piezoceramic solutions for research and industry and also demonstrates how these elements are then made to work.

PI’s Piezo Scanners for Image Stabilization and Microscanning

This video shows image stabilization and microscanning. High resolution and stability are vital for the precision of imaging techniques in biometry or in medical research and diagnostics. For this reason, the imaging components are moved rapidly and precisely.

Turning Hope Into Reality — Research to Restore Veterans' Abilities

VA Research is dedicated to restoring injured Veterans to their greatest possible functional capacity in their families, communities, and work places. For those who lost limbs from combat traumas or because of complications such as diabetes, VA researchers are designing and building lighter, more lifelike prostheses using leading-edge technologies such as robotics, tissue engineering, and nanotechnology, and are studying how to best match available prosthetic components to the needs of amputees.

Can Nanotechnology Help Feed The World?

Dr. Maria DeRosa discusses how "intelligent" fertilizers can play an important role in meeting increased global food demand.

NEXLINE® High-Load Walking Drives from PI

This video provides an overview of the PI Nexline® range of piezo stepping drives from Physik Instrumente (PI). The piezo stepping drives are essential components and have a number of piezo actuators that are preloaded against a guided runner.

PIShift Drives for Drift-Free Long-Term Positioning

This video shows the operation and features of PI’s Piezo Inertia Drives. PIShift drives in particular are ideal for drift-free long-term positioning.

Nanotechnology and the Consumer - Part 3 of 4

This video is the third part of an in depth series of video looking at nanotechnology and the consumer. Wilson Center Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies director David Rejeski reviews nano consumer products, health and safety oversight mechanisms, and public opinion research.

Micromeritics Dynamic Vapor Sorption (DVS)

This video from Micromeritics shows the Dynamic Vapor Sorption technique which is based on the gravimetric determination of vapor interactions.

Low Cost Voice Coil Linear Positioning Stage from H2W

This video shows the voice coil linear positioning stage from H2W. It has dual mounting options and optional air cooling that allows the stage to achieve higher continuous forces.

Overview of Minus K Compact High Capacity Cubic Isolator

In this video, Erik Runge, Director of Engineering at Minus K Technology, describes Minus K’s CM-1 compact high capacity vibration isolator. The Cubic Isolator CM-1 is basically the smallest isolator made in horizontal foot print and is also quite compact vertically.

Beamline Instrumentation from PI

In this video, Physik Instrumente (PI) presents beamline instrumentation with a variety of animation. PI’s business development manager explains about the laminography instrumentation, which was delivered at the ID19 beamline of European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF) at Grenoble.

An Inside look at CNSE

Take a look inside CNSE's Albany NanoTech Complex, the most advanced research facility of its kind at any university in the world: a $5 billion, 800,000-square-foot complex that attracts corporate partners from around the world, and offers students a one-of-a-kind academic experience.

Micromeritics MicroActive Reporting Software - DFT

This video shows the DFT pore size calculation using Micromeritics’ MicroActive reporting software.

Nanotechnology and the Cosmetics Industry

Nanotechnology opens up a whole new world of research as it involves controlling the nanoscale sequence of atomic elements and molecules and has been put to practical use in many industrial fields and in recent years many beauty products which use nanotechnology have been released in Japan. This video looks into the world of Japan's high-tech cosmetics.

PI Presents Advanced P-616 NanoCube®

This video shows the new, advanced P-616 NanoCube® from Physik Instrumente (PI). It is a highly compact piezo system that offers identical dynamics, velocity, and precision on all three motion axes with loads of up to 50 g.

Basics of Dry Powder Classification from Hosokawa Micron Powder Systems

This webinar from Hosokawa Micron shows the classification of dry powder and appropriate fabrication techniques for manufacturing them .

ULVAC's UNECS-3000A High-Speed Spectroscopic Ellipsometer

This video demonstrates the working of UNECS-3000A is high-speed spectroscopic ellipsometer from ULVAC.

Nexera X2 liquid chromatographs from Shimadzu

This video shows an ultra high performance liquid chromatograph Nexera X2 from Shimadzu.

Bio-Inspiration: Nature as Muse

For hundreds of years, scientists have been poaching design ideas from structures in nature. Now, biologists and engineers at UC Berkeley are working together to design a broad range of new products, such as life-saving milli-robots modeled on the way cockroaches run and adhesives based on the amazing design of a geckos foot. QUEST visits their labs to find out what's so special about these crawling and scaling animals.

PILine Rotary Drive Principle in PILine® Ultrasonic Piezomotors

This video shows the advanced PILine Rotary Drive Principle. The PILine Rotary Drive Principle is applied in PILine® Ultrasonic Piezomotors, which are known for their compact drives and fast, self-locking features.

AEK-2002 and NanoVault Acoustic Enclosures with Automatic Door Feature from Herzan

This video shows the acoustic enclosures such as AEK-2002 and NanoVault are provided with automatic doors.

Sound, Vision and Nanoscience

Scientists at the University of Bristol are turning to nature in their attempts to further their research into Nano-science and at University of Bath they're applying Nano-science to investigate new lighting technology.

Water Resistant NanoBionic Glass Coating

Road testing the NanoBionic glass coating on the front car screen demonstrating the unique water resistant properties which would make the wind shield wipers seem obsolete

University of Torino Professor Discusses the Future of Molecular Imaging

This video shows Professor Silvio Aime from the Molecular Imaging Center at the University of Torino, discussing the future of molecular imaging within the fields of MRI.

Micromeritics MicroActive Reporting Software - t-plot Mesoporous

This video shows the t-plot calculation by Micromeritics’ MicroActive reporting software.

Thermal Barrier Nanocoating by Industrial Nanotech

Nansulate is a patented nanotechnology coating which blocks heat transfer and reduced energy use.

PI’s Positioning Solutions Showcased at Hannover Messe 2016

This video shows Jan-Philipp Suske, Physik Instrumente (PI)’s Area Sales Manager, at the Hannover Messe 2016, providing details about the various PI products.

PI Offers High-Performance Compact Drives for Piezoelectric Micropumps

This video shows the operating principle of compact drives offered by Physik Instrumente (PI) for piezoelectric micropumps. Micro-diaphragm pumps need compact drives, which can offer a continuous flow and variable flow rates.

Home Video in Five Dimensions

First there was VHS, then DVD. Now, Blu-ray is the hottest trend in home video. Nanotech correspondent Alex Fiorentino reveals how scientists at the Swinburne University of Technology in Australia have invented a new optical technology that could change the face of home video yet again: data storage in five dimensions. Watch this videocast to learn more about these high-capacity discs and find out how soon they will be available

All-Ceramic Multilayer Bender Actuators from PI Ceramic

This video shows the all-ceramic multilayer bender actuators from PI Ceramic. Part of the PICMA® Bender product series, the actuators have very low piezo voltages.

Treat Acne with Coconut Oil and Nano-Bombs

A natural product found in both coconut oil and human breast milk lauric acid -- shines as a possible new acne treatment thanks to a bioengineering graduate student from the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering. The student developed a smart delivery system published in the journal ACS Nano in March capable of delivering lauric-acid-filled nano-scale bombs directly to skin-dwelling bacteria (Propionibacterium acnes) that cause common acne.

Negative-Stiffness Isolators from Minus K Technology

This video shows Erik Runge, Director of Engineering at Minus K Technology, who provides detailed overview of Minus K’s vibration isolators. Minus K Technology was established in 1993.

Racetrack Memory - How It Works and What are Its Benefits

Dr. Stuart Parkin from the IBM Almaden Research Center tells us about a new type of memory that is theoretically about a million times faster than current hard disk technologies, with very fast access times, but at the same time very cheap to produce, along with many of the benefits of solid state memory. Called racetrack memory, it uses nanowires and spintronics.

Bio-Sensor That Uses Semiconductor Diode Structure

Dr. Sawamura of the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) presented a bio-sensor that uses a semiconductor diode structure at the nano tech 2009 show. This bio-sensor uses a metal-insulator-semiconductor diode formed on a silicon substrate, and NIMS is targeting applications of the bio-sensor for research and detection of infectious diseases and such. NIMS is already advancing with the development of technology to mass produce the bio-sensor and is targeting practical applications within two and a half to three years.

Compact Q-Motion® High-Resolution Positioning Systems from PI

This video shows Q-Motion® high-resolution positioning systems that are very small and versatile. The functional principle of the piezoelectric inertia drive enables easy configuration of the control and the actuators.

PIglide HS Planar XY Air Bearing Stage

This video shows the principle and advantages of air bearing stages. Air bearing stages replace mechanical contact by a thin air film, avoiding wear, friction, vibration, and hysteresis effects. PI's air bearing motion control and positioning products are inherently frictionless, enabling smooth, accurate motion.

Chemical Sensors Using Functional Dyes and Compact Sensing Devices

The Suzuki & Citterio Lab is working to create new sensing materials, such as dyes, and to develop chemical sensors. By combining organic molecules, electrochemistry, and molecular biology, the aim is to create chemical sensors that are smaller, simpler, and more sensitive. Such sensors will have a wide range of practical applications.

Magnetic Heads with Ultra-High Resolution for Next-Generation Hard Disk Drives

At nano tech 2009, magnetic heads with ultra-high resolution for next-generation hard disk drives were presented, from NEDO's project on "Development of Nano Narrow Magnetic Wall Type Hard Disk Drive Magnetic Head Device by Self-Organizing Nano Patterning Method."

DNA and Nanotechnology

The Biodesign Institutes Hao Yan uses DNA as a nanotechnology building block for biosensors, bioelectronics and human health applications.

Bentley with Nano-Coated Car Window

A short demonstration of a Bentley with nano-coated car window showing its ability to protect against different types of solutions and testings.

ACS Motion Control for Demanding Applications

In this video, ACS Motion Control offers an inside view and shows how the increasing demand for precision and fast throughput can be met with the most sophisticated motion control solutions.

Overview of PI Ceramic's Products, Technologies, and Applications

This video provides an overview of PI Ceramic's products, technologies, and applications. PI Ceramic produces high-quality piezoceramic materials and piezoceramic components to be used as actuators or sensors. PI Ceramic develops piezo elements from different materials to suit customers’ needs.

IBM Creating Supercomputers on Single Chips Using Light Instead of Electricity

IBM researchers are using light in computer chips instead of electricity and wires to send information between the chip cores. The result are computer chips as much as 100 times faster, using 10 times less power than wires, potentially allowing hundreds of cores to be connected together on a single chip, transforming today's large supercomputers into tomorrow's tiny chips while consuming significantly less power.

Nano Bionic Surface Treatment of Jeep Keeps it Clean of Muddy Water and Dirt

This video looks at the effectiveness of NanoBionic's nanotechnology enhanced surface treatment. The video shows a head to head challenge in the mud between two Jeeps - one treated, the other untreated.

Flame Retardant Property Demonstration of Nansulate

This video demonstrates the flame retardant properties of Nansulate EPX from Industrial Nanotech.

Minus K FP-1 Floor Platforms for SEM

This video shows Erik Runge, Director of Engineering at Minus K Technology, describing the FP-1 floor platform.

Introduction to COMS 2014 - Emerging Technologies for 21st Century Energy and Health Solutions

Presented by MANCEF and the University of Utah Center for Engineering Innovation at the Grand America Hotel, Salt Lake City, COMS 2014 is the 19th edition of the international conference on commercializing micro- and nanotechnology.

Loading of Cantilever: FluidFM Operation from Nanosurf

This video shows how one can load cantilever in Nanosurf FlexAFM.

An Inside Look at an Intel 45nm Chip Factory

This video takes the viewer through the manufacturing process of an Intel 45nm chip factory. The technology behind the 45nm chip and the machine and process required for manufacturing one of the world's smallest transistors.

Sarfus Characterization on Nanometric Film Crystallisation

This video shows the characterization by the Sarfus technique of real-time crystallisation of 3nm-polyethylene oxyde (PEO, Mw 4kD) spin- coated on a standard Surf. At room temperature, crystallites are nucleating and growing progressively into a dendritic structure. Their average thicknesses (3 nanometer) are measured using 3D Sarfus plug-in.

PI’s Integrated Solutions for Testing User Interfaces of Mobile End Devices

This video shows the 10-axis setup from Physik Instrumente (PI) for testing user interfaces of mobile end devices. It demonstrates a broad range of prospects for precision automation. A linear motor in an XY stage guarantees quick low-wear positioning on a plane.

PI ‘Piezoelectric Effect’

This video shows the ‘Piezoelectric Effect’. The word "piezo" was derived from the Greek word for pressure. In 1880, Jacques and Pierre Curie discovered that pressure produces electrical charges in several crystals such as tourmaline and quartz; they named this phenomenon as the "piezoelectric effect".

Nanotechnology Providing Clean Water for Everyone

Nanotechnology can help provide clean water for NASA astronauts, disaster relief teams, and field clinics. The CEO of a Vermont nanotech start-up company drinks water out of the Charles River to make his point and MOS tests the water filtering device in front of a live NECN audience.

FMPA Systems for Silicon Photonics by PI

This video offers a glimpse into Physik Instrumente (PI)’s complete range of fast multi-channel photonics alignment (FMPA) systems for the silicon photonics market. These unique, easy-to-integrate subsystems are developed for aligning fibers and optical components.

Self-Assembly of Lithographically Patterned 3D Nanostructures

The Gracias Lab at The Johns Hopkins University has developed a relatively easy, precise, and cost-effective process by which the 2D templates of semi-tethered "faces" can self-assemble into controlled 3D structures by utilizing the natural phenomena of surface tension as well as thin-film stress.

Vibration Isolation Demo at Spacecraft Technology Expo

This video shows the demo of vibration isolation using Minus K isolators at Spacecraft Technology Expo Booth. Minus K Technology's workstations, benchtops, platforms, tables, and custom design isolators are used for creating anti-vibration and vibration free environments involving laboratory research, nanotechnology, microscopy, and highly sensitive instrumentation.

H-811 Hexapod: Parallel Kinematic System from PI

This video shows the operation of PI’s Hexapod systems. These systems are designed around six high-resolution actuators, which act on a common platform. Their parallel kinematics design means they work with higher dynamics and precision than independent axes built in series.

Innovative SpaceFAB SF-3000 System from PI

This video shows the advanced SpaceFAB SF-3000 from PI. The SpaceFAB SF-3000 is a compact, low profile system. It has a parallel-kinematic design for six degrees of freedom, making it considerably more compact and stiffer than serial-kinematic systems.

PHB/V Spherulite Crystallization from JPK Instruments

This video shows the growth front of a polyhydroxybutyrate-co-valerate (PHB/V) spherulite crystallization from JPK Instruments.

Innovative PiezoMike Linear Actuators with PIShift Piezomotor

This video shows the operation of the PiezoMike Linear Actuators with PIShift Piezomotor. The linear screw-type actuator with PIShift piezo inertia drive is provided for high-resolution and stable positioning. It offers open-loop operation, minimum dimensions, high forces, and stable positioning.

Measuring an HOPG Sample Using NaioSTM

This video provides an overview and tutorial of NaioSTM, the all-in-one STM for easy entry into the world of atoms. The NaioSTM system comes with a transport case that holds the software, tool set, power supply cables, and NaioSTM on its vibration isolation table with an integrated controller.

“Colloids & Nanomedicine 2012” 2nd International Colloids Conference

This video footage from Elsevier shows the 2nd international colloids conference “Colloids & Nanomedicine 2012” held at Amsterdam.

How Nanotechnology Could Benefit Public Health and Wellfare

The London Centre for Nanotechnology is at the forefront of research for the benefit of every one. It is also heavily envolved in biology including healthcare and cosmetology. This film is a teaser made for the In-cosmetics tradeshow showing how research at the London Centre for Nanotechnology (LCN) could benefit public health and wellfare.

Q-Motion®: Compact, High-Resolution Positioning Stage from PI

This video shows PI's Q-Motion® piezoelectric inertia drives that are space-saving and inexpensive piezo-based drives. These positioning systems are compact, have high-resolution, and provide a cost-effective solution. PI's Q-Motion® piezoelectric inertia drives can achieve high positioning accuracy and repeatability of the motion over long travel ranges.

Self-Assembling Nanoliter Containers

This video highlights the development, manufacturing process, and proposed functions (cell encapsulation devices and controlled drug delivery carriers) of our self-assembling nanoliter containers.

PI Offers Easy-to-Start Hexapod Controllers

This video demonstrates how easy it is to start up the Hexapods by Physik Instrumente (PI). These six-axis parallel-kinematic positioning systems from PI are easier to operate and are also more compact and flexible than conventional serial 6-axis systems.

PI Offers Piezomove® Range of Flexure Actuators

This video shows the operating principle of the Piezomove® flexure actuators from PI. In nanopositioning technology, flexure guides have shown to be appropriate for positioning tasks of up to several millimeters.

Nanotechnology Professor Explains the Discovery of Magnetricity

The London Centre of Nanotechnology's Professor Steve Bramwell explains the discovery of 'magnetricity' - magnetic charges that behave and interact just like electric charges in some materials. The groundbreaking research could lead to a reassessment of current theories of magnetism as well as significant technological advances.

Wine Glass Demo for Minus K’s Anti Vibration Technology

This video shows the demo of the famous Minus K wine glass. Erik Runge, Director of Engineering at Minus K Technology, shows how Minus K offers the best in class anti vibration technology.

Self-Assembling Process for Fabricating Tailored Thin Films

A simple, economical nanotechnology coating process that enables the development of nanoparticle thin films with architectures and properties unattainable by any other processing method.

PI’s Automation Technologies for Electronics Manufacturing

In this video, Physik Instrumente (PI) showcases its complete solutions for electronics manufacturing.

Electrospinning system 4SPIN Introduced

Creating nanofibers on laboratory electrospinning device 4SPIN - step by step.

Qualifying Positioning Systems with PI’s Heavy-Duty Lifting and Rotating Platform

The video shows a heavy-duty lifting and rotating platform designed by Physik Instrumente (PI) for test and qualification purposes. The platform has a capacity up to 10 tons load and includes free rotation by 360° degrees.

High Performance Thin Film by Wet Process Nano Coating

The surface of lotus leaves has an uneven structure, which creates a layer of air that repels water. When Seimei Shiratori was a student, he thought this structure could be applied in daily life. So Shiratori started observing the nanoworld. By making these thin films, we are trying to produce surfaces that are repellent or ultra-repellent to water and oil.

High-Precision Drives from PI

This video shows the High-Precision Drives from Physik Instrumente (PI). Refractive eye surgery requires rapid and high-precision laser beam steering systems. Piezo-based, two-axis tilting platforms allow for large deflection angles, compact size, and nanometer resolution.

Tiny Solutions to Our Big Energy Problem - Part 2

Learn about where our energy comes from, which energy sources are running out, and how nanotechnology is helping us find cleaner, safer, and renewable sources of energy to fuel our future.

Wide Range of Motion Control Solutions from PI

This video shows Physik Instrumente (PI)’s motion control solutions for laser material processing, together with ACS and SCANLAB.

Overview of Minus K BM-10 Small Low Height Vibration Isolator

This video shows Erik Runge, Director of Engineering at Minus K Technology, describing Minus K’s BM-10 Small Low Height Vibration Isolator aimed at small atomic force microscopes, which require high levels of vibration isolation.

Making Micro Machines

NSF funded movie about MEMS manufacturing. MEMS includes Texas Instruments' packaging of DLP technology; Hewlett Packard's fabrication of the thermal inkjet print heads; and Freescale's design of sensors. Silicon Run Productions worked with their advisory committee and MEMS Industry Group (MIG) to include a variety of MEMS devices and their applications.

Using State-of-the Art Nanotechnology to Manufacture Reinforced Tools

Think thousands of times smaller than the width of a hair or a piece of paper and now you're at the nano scale of science. A Rushford company is using new nanotechnology to manufacture reinforced tools. Rushford Hypersonic is Minnesota's first rural nanotechnology company. It uses a process that was created and patented by scientists at the University of Minnesota.

Working Principle of PI Hybrid Stage

This video shows the working mechanism of Physik Instrumente (PI)’s Hybrid Stage. PI offers a unique hybrid concept with parent position measurement and closed-loop control. Some of the key features include simultaneous control of piezo flexure drives and DC-servo/ball screw drives, repeatability in the nanometer range, millisecond settling time to nanometer precision, high consistent velocity, and high drive and holding forces at minimum energy requirements/thermal dissipation.

Carbon Nanotube Electronics - Short Educational Video

The Stanford Nanoelectronics Group presents "Nanotechnology - Carbon Nanotube Electronics", a short educaitonal video on nanotechnology and carbon nanotubes (this video made possible by the National Science Foundation).

Using Nanoparticles to Develop Healthier Chickens

Poultry is a big business in South Carolina and favorite food for many Americans. Dr. Jeremy Tzeng, a microbiologist at Clemson University, and his colleagues are using nanotechnology to keep chickens and consumers healthy. Chickens can get diseases and illnesses and a handful of chicken can spread throughout a facility housing thousands.

Highlights from PI’s Open House Day 2017

This video shows an overview of Physik Instrumente’s (PI) “Open House Day” in 2017 at Karlsruhe, Germany. Opened to adults as well as children, the event saw a footfall of nearly 3000 visitors who made use of this opportunity to find out about apprenticeships and job vacancies.

PI’s Ultra-Precision Rotation Stages for Dynamic Positioning of High Load Applications

This video offers a glimpse of the ultra-precision rotation stages from Physik Instrumente (PI). Part of the structural series UPR-270, these rotation stages are developed for dynamic positioning of high load applications.

Key Features, Specifications and Capabilities of Hysitron TI 950 TriboIndenter and TI 750 Ubi Nanomechanical Test Instrument

This slick animation provides details on the Hysitron TI 950 TriboIndenter and TI 750 Ubi Nanomechanical Test Instrument. Key features, specifications and capabilities are outlined as well as the variety of operating modes for the TI 750 Ubi.

Using Laser to Freeze Vibrations in an Experimental Oscillator

University of Oregon physicist Hailin Wang talks about his lab's success using a laser to help virtually freeze vibrations in an experimental oscillator.

Nanotechnology Makes Portable HIV Monitoring Possible

Nanotech correspondent Alex Fiorentino reveals how a new device made in Marlborough, MA is using nanotechnology to bring HIV monitoring out of the hospital and into remote regions in need of treatment. The device, called the PointCare NOW machine, labels blood cells with gold nanoparticles instead of traditional fluorescent tags. As a result, it can assess the severity of HIV quickly and portably, and without the need for expert technicians.

PI Products for Microscopy Applications

This video presents Physik Instrumente (PI)’s piezo-based PInano® sample and PIFOC® objective scanners developed for Super Resolution Microscopy, Confocal Microscopy, and Atomic Force Microscopy.

Overview of Interferometry and Optical Coherence Tomography

This video shows the workings of optical coherence tomography (OCT). OCT makes it possible to inspect layers under the skin surface in a non-invasive manner and helps develop three-dimensional (3D) images of the skin structure.

New Fiber Nanogenerators Could Lead to Electric Clothing

In research that gives literal meaning to the term "power suit," University of California, Berkeley, engineers have created energy-scavenging nanofibers that could one day be woven into clothing and textiles.

PIMars Range of Nanopositioning Stages

This video offers a glimpse of the PIMars range of nanopositioning stages by Physik Instrumente (PI). PI offers an extensive selection of high-precision nanopositioning systems for 3 linear axes as well as 6 axes (3 linear, 3 rotary).

Nanotechnology: Using the Very Small to Solve the World's Big Problems

Nanotechnology or nanoscience deals with science and technology on the nanoscale (one billionth of a meter!). It is a field that is rapidly developing and will be at the forefront of scientific and technological innovation in the 21st century.

Thin, Organic Radical Battery

NEC Nano Electronics Research Laboratories exhibited a thin, organic radical battery at the nano tech 2009 show. NEC anticipates that thin, flexible organic radical batteries will help to achieve higher performance levels in IC cards and other electronic components. Possible applications that take advantage of the high output characteristic include use in LED flashlights.

PI Offers Adaptive Diaphragm Positioning with Narrow Precision Drives

This video shows the workings of adaptive diaphragm positioning. The so-called multi-leaf collimators are applied in radiotherapy to accomplish an optimal distribution of the dose. This involves arranging individual leaves so that the healthy tissue has the best possible protection from the radiation.

Jeremy Warren’s Interview from NanoSight

This video shows the interview with Jeremy Warren, CEO from NanoSight. He describes about the EU definition of the nanomaterials, which is more than 50% of 100nm in number distribution.

Coating Uses Nanotechnology to Keep Building Exteriors Clean

Radiant Shield Coating (RSC) by Hyperion Environmental uses the power of light to keep building exteriors clean. Over time, abrasive methods like power washing can damage surfaces beyond repair and harsh chemicals harm the environment. Radiant Shield is environmentally friendly and can last years with just one application. Continually re-energized under direct or ambient sunlight, RSC destroys organic contaminants before they accumulate, keeping buildings cleaner, longer than ever before.

Superelastic Carbon Nanotube Aerogel Muscles

A video demonstration looking at the molecular level of Superelastic Carbon Nanotube Aerogel Muscles.

Micromeritics’ MicroActive Reporting Software - BET

This video shows the BET calculation using Micromeritics’ MicroActive reporting software.

Q-522 - Q-Motion® Miniature Linear Stage from PI

This video offers a glimpse of the Q-522 Q-Motion® Miniature Linear Stage by Physik Instrumente(PI). Q-Motion® stages have very small dimensions and a high position resolution in the nanometer range.

IBM Research Creates Worlds Smallest 3D Map

IBM scientists have created the smallest 3D map of the earth - so small that 1,000 maps could fit on a grain of salt*. The scientists accomplished this through a new, breakthrough technique that uses a tiny, silicon tip with a sharp apex -- one million times smaller than an ant -- to create patterns and structures as small as 15 nanometers at greatly reduced cost and complexity. This patterning technique opens new prospects for developing nanosized objects in fields such as electronics, future chip technology, medicine, life sciences, and opto-electronics.

Technology for Forming Thin, Lightweight, Bendable Displays

At nano tech 2009, technology for forming thin, lightweight, bendable displays was presented, from the NEDO project on "Technological Development of Super-Flexible Display Components." Most ordinary semiconductor devices are made using vacuum processes such as deposition. For example, liquid crystal displays are made by forming arrays of color filters and transistors on a glass substrate.

Knowing When to Fold - Engineers Use 'Nano-Origami' to Build Tiny Electronic Devices

A team of researchers led by George Barbastathis, associate professor of mechanical engineering, is developing the basic principles of "nano-origami," a new technique that allows engineers to fold nanoscale materials into simple 3-D structures. The tiny folded materials could be used as motors and capacitors, potentially leading to better computer memory storage, faster microprocessors and new nanophotonic devices.

PI Offers Nano-Class Motion Systems and Photonics Alignment

This video highlights the automated solution developed for silicon photonic chip production. Physik Instrumente (PI) leads the world in nano-class motion systems and photonics alignment expertise, and has the required know-how to put it all together for high throughput and yield.

IBM Makes Water Clean With Smarter, Energy-Efficient Purification

IBM has unveiled a novel nanomembrane technology that stands to alleviate the growing shortage of drinkable water worldwide. Scientists at IBM Research, together with collaborators from Central Glass, the King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology, and the University of Texas, Austin have created a new membrane that filters out salts as well as potentially harmful toxins in water such as arsenic while using less energy than other forms of water purification.

Two Axis Voice Coil Stage from H2W Technologies

This video shows H2W’s dual headed voice coil positioning stage. This high precision two axis positioning system is used for high end motion control applications.

PI Stall at SPS IPC Drives 2017

This video shows PI (Physik Instrumente) at the SPS IPC Drives 2017, which was held between 28 and 30 November at Nuremberg, Germany.

PILine® Ultrasonic Piezomotor Technology

This video shows the advanced PILine® ultrasonic piezomotors from PI. The ultrasonic piezomotors are designed for high-dynamic motion in a small form factor. A new, ring-shaped actuator principle allows for rotary stages with a footprint of 20 mm x 20 mm at a velocity of 720°/second.

Nanotechnology-Enabled Flame Retardants

The video focuses on the burn rate of furniture with traditional fire retardant chemicals and the efforts at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to develop nanomaterial-based fire retardants that are a safer and less toxic replacement. NIST's research has shown that nano-based flame retardants use 30% less chemicals by weight, while still being as effective as the traditional flame retardants.

Silver Lining - Socks Made with Nanoparticles Help Tackle Smelly Feet

A Russian scientist says he has developed a cure for smelly feet, which involves weaving nanofibres of silver into socks. His small business is one success story of Russia's developing nanotechnology industry, and attempts to promote enterprise using the technology.

Overview of Nanosurf's NaioAFM System

This video provides an overview of the features and handling of the NaioAFM system. Nanosurf's NaioAFM is a compact atomic force microscope developed for nanoeducation and small sample measurements. The NaioAFM is easy-to use, has a small footprint, and comes with a price tag that fits all budgets.

How to Make Water Bounce

Using a high-speed camera setup in the lab, GE scientists captured details of water droplets dancing on amazing superhydrophobic surfaces developed in GE Global Research's Nanotechnology lab.

The Water Bounce Sequel: Repelling Ice with Nano Coatings

GE's scientists at its Global Research center in New York show a lab test of advanced nanotechnology that will one day keep ice from forming on aircraft engine blades and wind turbines.

PILine® Piezomotors—Drive Principle

This video shows the operating principle of PILine ultrasonic piezomotors. The piezoceramic actuator forms an integral part of ultrasonic piezomotor. The actuator is excited to ultrasonic vibrations with a high-frequency electric signal (100 to 200 kHz).

Obama in Miniature

President Barack Obama's image is shrunk to a size smaller than a grain of salt using nanotechnology. These 3D images of Obama measure less than half a millimeter across. They're only 1/50,000th the width of human hair.

Better Living Through Nanotechnology

At 10,000 times smaller than the width of a human hair, you can't see nanoparticles, but you can find them in everyday products like sunscreen and clothing. But environmental and health concerns are mounting about exposure to nanomaterials, sparking a growing debate about their possible regulation.

MicroGen Systems' Nanotechnology-based Power Generator

MicroGen Systems is developing a product that will scavenge energy from naturally occurring vibration (e.g. a vibrating car), and extend the lifetime of rechargeable batteries or replace them all together for low power meshed and non-meshed wireless sensor network (WS) applications.

Nanotechnology Lubricant Additive for Improving Your Car's Engine Oil

NanoLub is a new nanotechnology lubricant additive for improving your car's engine oil. Nanolub significantly reduces wear by the production of a thin lubricating film that withstands high pressures and is resilient within the operating conditions of an engine. It reduces energy consumption and lowers harmful emissions. Nano-scale particles ensure reduced friction as well as efficient long-term engine protection. Excellent lubrication is achieved for cold-starts and high RPMs for added power.

Innovative Precision Products from PI

In this video, Physik Instrumente (PI) showcases its wide range of precision products using a ballet dancer to move in accordance with the movements of instruments.

Water Purification using Magnetic Nanoparticles

TurboBeads magnetic nanoparticles are used to magnetically extract a dye (methylorange) from drinking water

Nanotechnology Car Windshield Repellent Glass Sealer

View the Lotus Effect on a 2002 Chevy Avalanche car windshield with our nanotechnology sealant. Mud, water, snow etc. quickly run off. When having this sealant applied there is no need for windshield wipers. Water etc. just runs off.

Nanosafeguard - Harnessing the Power of Nanotechnology for Consumer Applications

NanoSafeguard was recently highlighted on Seattle's King 5 (NBC) evening news as one of the first companies effectively harnessing the power of nanotechnology for consumer applications. See some of their products in action and learn from one of the foremost experts in the field about the industry's seemingly limitless opportunities.

Micromeritics MicroActive Reporting Software - Isotherm

This video shows how to calculate isotherm calculation using Micromeritics’ MicroActive reporting software.

Sophisticated Instruments Needed for Nanotechnology Research

Dr. Christopher Matranga explains capabilities and uses of two specialized research instruments. The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), part of DOE’s national laboratory system, is owned and operated by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). NETL supports DOE’s mission to advance the national, economic, and energy security of the United States.

A Coating that Really Doesn't Like Water

A transparent coating that isn't just impermeable to water but actually makes it bounce off a surface has a number of potentially interesting applications. It could prevent corrosion, protect electronics and antiquities, or provide a new, more efficient surface to collect pure water. Modeled from Nature, the Brinker group used sol-gel chemistry to make a patent-applied-for, simple-to-prepare coating solution that, upon simple drying, develops a nanoscopically rough silicon dioxide surface decorated with hydrophobic (water-hating) ligands.

New Döhmann Helix 1 Turntable Features Minus K Vibration Isolator

The Döhmann Helix 1 turntable has a new, elegant design that primarily focuses on vibration absorption. The Helix 1 uses a Minus K vibration isolator that has been customized for the turntable. It is capable of achieving 99.9% isolation at 2 Hertz frequency.

IBM Celebrates 20th Anniversary of Moving Atoms

On September 28, 1989, Don Eigler became the first person in history to move and control an individual atom. Shortly thereafter, with the help of a custom-built microscope, he and his team spelled out the letters I-B-M using individual atoms, signaling a quantum leap forward in the field of nanotechnology.

PI Offers Hexapod 6-Axis Motion Systems for Precision Automation Applications

This video showcases PI Hexapods that provide a unique way of controlling motion with six degrees of freedom. One of the key differentiators to traditional multi-axis positioning systems is the randomized, software-programmable pivot point.

PI Offers Piezo Motors for Pipetting Processes

In this video, the working principle of pipette is shown through animation. Very small but fast drives are needed to pipette smaller and smaller devices and sample separations. At the same time, they must also generate adequate force to move the pipettes in the vertical direction and to dose the media.

Minus K Vibration Isolators Enable Simple Adjustment

This video shows how the Minus K vibration isolator can be easily adjusted. Minus K’s vibration isolators offer an easy mode of adjustment, contradicting the popular notion that passive isolators are very difficult to adjust.

Parallel-Kinematic Nanopositioning System from PI

This video shows the working principle of the parallel-kinematic nanopositioning system from Physik Instrumente (PI). The nanopositioning system comes with capacitive sensors, reduced inertia, and parallel-metrology arrangement.

Nanotechnology - A Hi-Tech Future for Russia?

Working with materials that are a thousandth the diameter of a human hair, nanotechnology can be used in a number of industries. What are the most promising nano projects in Russia? Will the development of nanotechnology help turn Russia into a hi-tech giant? Well be talking about it with Aleksandr Losyukov, the Deputy General Director for International Co-operation at the Russian Corporation of Nanotechnologies

Three New Mass Spectrometers from Shimadzu

In this video three new spectrometers from Shimadzu are introduced. The three spectrometers are LCMS8080, LCMS 8040 and GCMS-TQ8030. The GCMS-TQ8030 spectrometer is ultra fast triple quadrupole gas chromatograph mass spectrometer.

Nanoscepter - Creating a Nanocoating on Materials Which Repels Water, Oil and Adhesives

Released this spring, the Nanoscepter is a machine which places a coating on materials which repels water, oil, and other adhesive materials. For example, A regular teflon coated frypan undergoes a teflon coating process. In this process they glue grains of teflon together to make the coating, but the coating becomese quite thick, normally around tens of microns thick. But the Nanoscepter creates a coating which is only several nanometers thick. The coating is made up of two structures, one which repels water and the other which repels adhesive materials.

PIMag®—Advanced Magnetic Voice Coil Drives from PI

This video shows the working principle of the voice coil drives by Physik Instrumente (PI). Magnetic linear drives and voice coil actuators function based on the fact that the force acting on a current carrying conductor in a magnetic field is proportional to the strength of the magnetic field and the current.

Drug Delivery without Needles

Help is on the way for people with a fear of needles. Monash researchers have designed a drug delivery device that does away with injections.

Innovative C-885 PIMotionMaster from PI

This video illustrates the features of the C-885 PIMotionMaster from PI. The PI C-885 is a digital, modular multiaxis controller system that has easy configuration and startup. Its modular design enables versatile expansion and is expandable up to 40 axes.

Claytronics - Physical Dynamic Rendering

Claytronics is a project at Carnegie Mellon University that combines modular robotics, systems nanotechnology and computer science to create the dynamic, 3-Dimensional display of electronic information.

Just Imagine: Future science

Naomi Halas says nanotechnology could cure cancer; Gerhard Knies explains how the sun could give us all clean energy.

PI Demonstrates the Workings of Confocal Microscopy

This video shows the operation of confocal microscopy. Confocal microscopy is used in diagnostics in dermatology and ophthalmology, for instance, to create virtual sections via the tissue structure, or to detect the structure of the sample surface via the shift of the focal plane.

Tiny Solutions to Our BIG Energy Problem - Part 1

Learn about where our energy comes from, which energy sources are running out, and how nanotechnology is helping us find cleaner, safer, and renewable sources of energy to fuel our future.

Nanotechnology and the Consumer - Part 4 of 4

This video is the forth part of an in depth series of video looking at nanotechnology and the consumer. Wilson Center Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies director David Rejeski reviews nano consumer products, health and safety oversight mechanisms, and public opinion research.

PI’s Direct Position Measurement Ensures Maximum Accuracy

This video shows an animation of Direct Position Measurement from Physik Instrumente (PI), demonstrating how maximum accuracy can be achieved through direct metrology. When directly measuring positions using non-contact sensors, each change in position of the moving platform is directly captured by the controller relatively to the base body.

PI Offers Parallel Kinematics for Piezo Positioning Systems

This video shows the animation of Physik Instrumente (PI)’s parallel kinematics. In a parallel-kinematic structure, all drives are designed to act on the same moving platform so that each axis has the same dynamic behavior.

Fully-Functional Modern PI Technology Center

The video shows the construction and completion phase of the new modern PI Technology Center in Germany. Set amidst lush and sprawling grounds, the Technology Center boasts a 10,000 m² space for 200 workplaces, 900 m2 laboratory space, a showroom, a library, an auditorium to seat 200 people, a bistro, and a fitness studio.

Nanotechnology Offers Solution for Mexico Gulf Oil Spill Clean-up

A piece of chemically treated cotton cloth is able to separate crude oil from sea water (both from Mexico Gulf) completely within seconds by using gravity alone. It can be developed into various effective tools for cleaning up the oil spill in Mexico Gulf. The treated cloth allows water to path through but not oil. The novel surface chemical treatment method is developed by University of Pittsburgh.

Production of Single and Multi Walled Carbon Nanotubes

This video shows in detail how multi walled and single walled Carbon Nanotubes are produced. Example applications are provided of aligned nanotubes in flat screen displays, hydrogen storage for automobiles and the potential for nanotube switching in microelectronics

Carl Zeiss Microscopy's AURIGA Laser

This video shows the ZEISS AURIGA Laser, which is used in large-scale material removal and far-reaching analysis from Carl Zeiss.

Micromeritics Pharmaceutical Services

This video shows the Micromeritics Pharmaceutical Services (MPS), which is used for characterizing the physical properties of pharmaceutical materials, medical devices, nutraceuticals, and other FDA-regulated products.

Component Testing with PI’s Fast Multichannel Photonic Alignment Products

This video shows PI’s fast multichannel photonic alignment for silicon photonics. PI is able to offer precise solutions for fiber alignment from its range of precision positioning systems, keeping pace with new production and on-wafer test demands.

PI Ultrasonic Sensors for Reliable Flow Measurement and Bubble Detection

This video shows the working principle of the advanced ultrasonic sensors from Physik Instrumente (PI). Developed for flow measurement and bubble detection, the PI ultrasonic sensors are maintenance-free and have high-operating frequencies of equal to several 100 kHz: An oscillating piezoelectric annular disk produces powerful, high-frequency ultrasonic oscillations.

Micromeritics’ MicroActive Reporting Software - BET Transformation

This video shows the BET transformation using Micromeritics’ MicroActive reporting software.

Nanotechnology in Action - Water on Nanotechnology Treated Cement and Stone

Watch how ordinary tap water beads on cement and stone after being treated with SurfaPore C, a nanotechnology material that does not alter the physical appearance of the surface. Simply place with a brush.

Scientist Cleans Up with Nanotechnology

New Zealand's top emerging scientist John Watt describes how his reserach could lead to cleaner car emissions.

Functional Inorganic Nanoparticle Immobilization Technology

NBC's new technology features a super hydrophilic property so that all it takes is water to remove dirt and other impurities from surfaces. With previous processing technologies nanoparticles were covered with polymers. However, NBC's Nafitec technology optimizes the function of the nanoparticles compared to previous technologies by chemically immobilizing the nanoparticles on the polymer base surface.

New Virus-Built Battery Could Power Cars and Electronic Devices

The new virus-produced batteries have the same energy capacity and power performance as state-of-the-art rechargeable batteries being considered to power plug-in hybrid cars, and they could also be used to power a range of personal electronic devices, said Angela Belcher, the MIT materials scientist who led the research team.

Overview of PI’s Motion Centric Industrial Automation Solutions at Hannover Messe 2017

The video offers glimpses of the Hannover Messe 2017, one of the world's largest trade fairs dedicated for industrial technology.

A Wide Range of Precision Motion and Positioning Products from PI

This video highlights the different precision motion and positioning technologies manufactured by Physik Instrumente (PI). PI’s Piezo Motors have features, such as the smallest designs; lowest cost; linear and rotary; forces to 1000 N; sub-nm resolution; and self-locking.

Overview of PIMag® Gantry System

This video shows the advanced PIMag® Gantry System. Key Features of the PIMag® Gantry System include vertical axis with pneumatic counter weight, 508 mm x 508 mm travel range, ironless linear motors, direct measuring incremental linear encoders, and controlled by ACS Motion Control.

Super-Absorbent Nanoglass Cleans Pollutants

Some of the best scientific discoveries happen accidentally, and that's exactly what happened at Ohio's College of Wooster, where a project devoted to using nano-engineered glass powder to detect explosives instead led to the realization that the material could absorb pollutants from water. Watch this videocast to find out more about Obsorb, which swells up to many times its volume as it absorbs contaminants.

Working Principle of PI Ceramic Disk Actuator

This video shows the operating principle of PI Ceramic’s Disk Actuator. The multilayer contracting plates can be manufactured in various shapes, for example, disk-shaped (circular) or rectangular, and are available on request.

Q-614 – Q-Motion® Miniature Rotation Stage from PI

This video offers a glimpse into PI’s Q-Motion® Miniature Rotation Stage Q-614. The device is very compact and its rotation range if greater than 360°. It has a rotational velocity of 70°/seconds and drive torque of 5 mNm.

PI’s Modern Visitor Center

This video provides viewers a live experience of the positioning solutions available from PI (Physik Instrumente).

Micromeritics Analytical Services

This video shows the Micromeritics Analytical Services - The Particle Testing Authority.

Four Axis Vacuum Compatible Gantry from H2W Technologies

In this video H2W introduces a fully vacuum compatible four axis positioning gantry. The brushless linear motor is used to drive XY axes of DR positioning stages.

Minus K’s BM-4 Half Hz Isolator Allows Low Frequency Vibration Isolation

This video shows Erik Runge, Director of Engineering at Minus K Technology, describing Minus K’s advanced BM-4 Half Hz isolator. The isolator attenuates vibrations even at very low frequencies to provide high-quality performance.

FEI Corporation Overview

With more than 60 years of innovation and leadership, FEI enables customers to find meaningful answers to questions that accelerate breakthrough discover­ies, increase productivity, and ultimately change the world. FEI designs, manu­factures, and supports the broadest range of high-performance microscopy workflows that provide images and answers in the micro-, nano-, and picometer scales. Combining hardware and software expertise in electron, ion, and light microscopy with deep application knowledge in the materials science, life sci­ences, electronics, and natural resources markets, the worldwide FEI team of 2,700+ employees is dedicated to customers' pursuit of discovery and resolution to global challenges.

Overview of PI Linear Motors and Voice Coils

This video showcases PI’s Direct Drive Linear and Rotary Motors. The PI Linear Motors and Voice Coils are used for nano-meter level motion control, precision automation, and high-speed actuation. Air bearings, MagLev, Torque Motor, Voice Coils, and Hexapods are also available.

OLED Display Screen and Future Applications of OLEDs

A video clip showing the new release of Sony's 3mm thick OLED display screen. It is made from supertop emission technology combined with microcavity structure and color filters. Picture clarity from different angles while maintaining picture quality. Utilise Organic Light Emitting Diodes (OLED) which is both energy efficient and easier to produce. Discussion of future applications of OLED.

Highlights of PI Engineered Systems

This video shows the extensive portfolio of PI’s precision motion technologies that are integrated into comprehensive motion systems. PI is a worldwide leading supplier of solutions in the field of motion and positioning.

Innovative PIMag® Magnetic Direct Drives

This video shows the operation of the advanced PIMag® Magnetic Direct Drives. With regards to wear and dynamics, magnetic direct drives, In particular, offer benefits compared to common spindle-based technologies. As these drives use as few mechanical components as possible, there is less friction and backlash, and hence more precision.

PI Offers Piezo Flexure Nanopositioning Systems Based on PICMA® Technology

This video shows the innovative PI Piezo Flexure Nanopositioning Systems with PICMA® Technology. These PZT Flexure Stages from PI are based on the highly reliable PICMA® actuators, which are installed in the Mars Rover.

Micromeritics’ MicroActive Reporting Software - BJH

This video shows the BJH adsorption and desorption using MicroActive reporting software from Micromeritics.

FEI Electronics Business

Industry-leading FEI electronics workflows deliver fast, accurate answers for accelerating integrated circuit (IC) design and production decisions. In the lab or in the fab, integrated imaging and analysis provide superior images, rich feature sets, cross-sectional metrology, and automation to speed process defect identification, enable root-cause analysis, reduce yield loss, and accelerate time-to-market for new products. Our experts engage with your applications, engineering, and manufacturing teams to address today’s challenges, while our leadership and significant R&D commitment are paving the way to 15-nanometer technologies and beyond. More customers trust FEI to help them deliver next-generation computing and storage products.

Higher-Quality Coatings Through "Runaway" Self-Sputtering

Berkeley Lab scientists have developed a powerful new kind of sputter process for the electronics industry-and other, more exotic applications, including outer space-which deposits high-quality metal films in complex, three-dimensional nanoscale patterns at a rate that by one important measure is orders of magnitude greater than most existing systems.

Q-Motion® XYZ Miniature Positioning Stage from PI

This video shows an overview of Q-Motion® XYZ Miniature Positioning Stage by Physik Instrumente (PI). The high precision piezo inertia motors are compact, versatile, and have nanometer precision.

Nanotechnology and How Will it Affect Your Business?

Governments and companies around the world are investing billions and billions of dollars into this new technology. What are the potential implications of nanotechnology for your business?

Piezoelectric Actuators and Piezoelectric Sensor Components from PI

This video shows PI’s Piezo Technology, which includes a range of piezoelectric actuators and piezoelectric sensor components for applications in industry and research.

Visit Drives & Controls 2018 to See PI’s ACS Motion Control Products

In this video, Physik Instrumente (PI) welcomes customers to visit its display at Drives & Controls 2018 – the Automation, Power Transmission, and Motion Engineering Event which will be held between April 10 and 12, 2018 at NEC Birmingham. The display will be at PI stand D-744.

PI Piezomotors for Precision Motion Control and Automation

This video offers a glimpse of the various commercially available piezomotors by Physik Instrumente (PI). Piezomotors come in various designs, which are optimized for different applications. Parameters such as speed, cost, holding force, pushing force, size, and stability can be influenced by different designs.

PI Offers Precision Motion Products for Imaging and Microscopy

This video shows the various precision motion products solutions offered by Physik instrumente (PI) for microscopy and imaging applications. Super-resolution microscopy and imaging requires extremely fast, stable, and accurate positioning equipment, for example, lens positioners and scanners, microscopy stages, fast nano-focus devices based on piezo, voice-coil, and linear motor technology.

Morph, Using Nanotechnology to Shape Future Communications Devices

Morph is a concept demonstrating some of the possibilities nanotechnologies might enable in future communication devices. Morph shows how future mobile devices might be stretchable and flexible, allowing the user to transform their mobile device into radically different shapes. It demonstrates the ultimate functionality that nanotechnology might be capable of delivering: flexible materials, transparent electronics and self-cleaning surfaces.

Minus K Technology Provides Vibration Isolators for Piston Pin Testing

This video highlights the importance of Minus K vibration isolators in test applications. Minus K’s vibration isolator enables piston pin testing system to accurately measure during operation, and also eliminates pin chatter problems.

PI's Advanced Products in Precision Positioning

This video shows PI products showcased at the Laser World of Photonics. PI develops a wide range of positioning stages and actuators for linear, rotary, and vertical motions. PI also produces customer-specific applications for motion and positioning.

Compact LPS-65 Linear Piezo Stage by PI

This video shows an animation clip of the LPS-65 Linear Piezo Stage by Physik Instrumente (PI). The LPS-65 is very compact and self-locking when switched off, thereby saving energy and reducing heat generation.

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, The Next Dimension

Nanosciences and nanotechnologies represent a formidable challenge for the research community and industry. World-class infrastructure, new fundamental knowledge, novel equipment for characterisation and manufacturing, multi-disciplinary education and training for innovative and creative engineering, and a responsible attitude to societal demands are required. This documentary film provides a glimpse of some of the many activities that are being carried out in Europe in these fast-grozing fields of research and technological development.

The World's Smallest Ultrasonic Transducers.

Electrical engineers at The University of Nottingham have built the world's smallest ultrasonic transducers. This revolutionary technology - many thousand times tinier than current systems - will among other things, allow us to see inside individual cells to help diagnose serious illness.

Positioning and Microscopy Solutions from PI

This video shows the various products and solutions offered by Physik Instrumente (PI). Product range includes nanopositioning, microscopy, astronomy, and piezo solutions.

SMI500 Microscope System for Nanofabrication from SII NanoTechnology

Hakuto exhibited the "SMI500 Microscope System for Nanofabrication", a new focused ion beam device from SII Nanotechnology, at the 2009 Micromachine/MEMS Exhibition.

Basic Principles of Mixing Powders from Hosokawa Micron Powder Systems

This webinar from Hosokawa Micron Powder Systems discusses the benefits and limitations of paddle mixing, ribbon blenders, tumble blenders, high versus low shear applications, screw mixers and other devices used for mixing applications.

Nanobattery Reinventing the Way Batteries Work

The Nanobattery from mPhase is set to revolutionise the battery industry for the first time in 100 years

Overview of PI Ceramic’s Piezo Actuators

This video shows the advanced piezo actuators from Physik Instrumente (PI). These instruments can convert electrical energy directly into mechanical energy and vice versa. Their motion is based on crystalline displacements, so there is neither wear nor friction.

Carbon Black Grit Reduction from Hosokawa Micron Powder Systems

This webinar from Hosokawa Micron shows the Superior Grit Reduction of Carbon Black.

PI’s PiezoMike Linear Actuators for Tuning Mechanical and Optomechanical Components

This video offers a glimpse into the features of PiezoMike series of linear actuators by Physik Instrumente (PI). Based on low-cost inertia principle, the PiezoMike linear actuators are distinguished by their compact design, long lifetime, and travel ranges up to 26 mm.

Zikon's Nanotechnology-Based Electronic Ink

Mateusz Bryning, CTO of Zikon, explains the companies new electronic ink technology that, he says, could even be used to produce color-changing fingernails.

The Creep of Nanotechnology

UK businesses that are using nanotechnology to fight bird flu, diagnose asthma instantly and identify cancer cells have been recognized with Innovation Awards. Over 100 international delegates attended the third annual UK NanoForum in London on October 28.

Working Principle of Cytomass Monitor

This video illustrates the general working principle of the Cytomass Monitor that measures and monitors the mass of living cells in real time.

PI’s Innovative Fast Multi-Channel Photonics Alignment System

This video shows Fast Multi-Channel Photonics Alignment System from Physik Instrumente (PI). Alignment systems for high-throughput silicon photonics testing and packaging must be very fast, automated, and perform all tasks concurrently – hallmarks of PI’s fiber alignment systems.

Smart Ways to Manage and Reuse Water in South Australia

UniSA and SA Water have extended a research partnership deal that has seen SA Water invest $3.5m of funding into finding smart ways to manage and re-use water in South Australia.

PI’s MiQA System for Microscopy, Tomography, and Laminography

In this video, Tim Naumann from PI’s Engineered Systems explains the MiQA system for microscopy, tomography, and laminography. The unique system, which consists of goniometers, rotation stages, hexapods, and a custom sample stage, will be used by the ANKA (Angströmquelle Karlsruhe) at the Karlsruhe Institute.

Overview of PI Ceramic’s Spray Drying Tower

The video offers a glimpse into the new spray drying tower at PI ceramic. The granulate happens to be the basic material for the piezo components made by pressing technology. Therefore, producing a compressible granulate is a crucial step in material preparation.

PI USA’s Nano-Positioning and Multi-Axis Alignment Systems

In this video, Brian Lula, President of PI USA showcases PI USA and explains why the PI is one of the leading companies when it comes to nano-positioning and multi-axis alignment systems.

Overview of Minus K Vibration Isolators

This video shows Erik Runge, Director of Engineering at Minus K Technology, who provides detailed overview of Minus K’s vibration isolators. Minus K Technology was established in 1993.

Animated Theory of PI’s Magnetic Linear Motors

This video is an animation of the principle behind PI’s magnetic linear motors. The magnetic linear motors correspond to a sequence of a number of voice-coil actuators; individual coils can be regulated according to a position-dependent, defined pattern (commutation).

Collision Testing Using PI’s VeriMove Hexapod Software

This video shows the utilization of the advanced PI VeriMove software. The PI VeriMove software is programmed to prevent collisions of moving and static parts. Limited space can cause difficulties for both positioning and motion systems.

Molecular Engineering and Building Machines Using Nanotechnology

Ralph C. Merkle is a pioneer in public key cryptography, and more recently a researcher and speaker on molecular nanotechnology and cryonics. In this three part series of videos from Ralph Merkle he examines molecular nanotechnology and nanoengineering

Brief Tutorial and Overview of Nanosurf CoreAFM

This video demonstrates the main features of Nanosurf's CoreAFM, and gives a brief tutorial on how to perform a measurement using CoreAFM system. The tutorial explains about mounting a cantilever, preparing samples, and carrying out a measurement.

Atom-Smasher and the 'God Particle'

The world's most powerful particle accelerator will be launched on Wednesday (September 10) at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN), based in Geneva. The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is in an underground ring tunnel of 27 kilometres (17 miles) beneath the French-Swiss border. Scientists will recreate conditions just after what was known as "The Big Bang" by colliding two beams of particles at close to the speed of light in a bid to understand the origins of the universe.

Six-Axes Hexapod Robots

In this video, PI showcases six-axes hexapod robots for applications in research and industry like motion simulation or automated positioning tasks.

PI's Ironless Linear Motors

This video shows the various components of PI ironless linear motors as well as their working principle. Ironless linear motors are a type of brushless direct drive linear motors. They provide very smooth motion operation, and hence preferred for precision motion control applications.

PI’s Motion Centric Industrial Solutions for Inspection, Testing, and Assembly

This video offers a glimpse into the Motion Centric Industrial Solutions available from Physik Instrumente(PI) for inspection, testing and assembly.

Miniature Voice Coil Positioning Stage from H2W Technologies

This video shows most compact voice coil positioning stage from H2W Technologies to date. Due to space restrictions in their auto-focus mechanism this application requires an ultra-compact stage.

Video Highlights of DTSC Nanotechnology Symposium - Nov 2009

Industry leaders, academic experts and government officials convened in Sacramento for the fifth nanotechnology symposium sponsored by the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC). Nanotechnology affects every day products resulting in faster computers, light bulbs that use less energy, cosmetics, and even scratch-resistant automotive coatings. It is an exciting and emerging field that incorporates the design and application of structures, devices and systems by controlling the shape and size of materials at the nanometer scale.

Advanced NEXLINE® PiezoWalk® Motors from PI

This video shows the NEXLINE® PiezoWalk® motors, which offer high forces and nanometer precision motion with multiple operating modes. The multiple operating modes deliver optimized performance for speed, force, and holding force.

PiezoWalk Motor-Based N-565 Linear Positioner from PI

This video shows Physik Instrumente (PI)’s Nexact® piezo stepping drive with subnanometer precision. The N-565 linear positioner is more compact, achieves higher velocities, and has developing forces in the range of 10 to 20 N. A suitable selection of the piezo elements optimizes step size, clamping force, velocity, and stiffness for the respective applications.

Nanotechnology and the Consumer - Part 2 of 4

This video is the second part of an in depth series of video looking at nanotechnology and the consumer. Wilson Center Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies director David Rejeski reviews nano consumer products, health and safety oversight mechanisms, and public opinion research.

Nanotechnology Coatings - Capabilities and Applications of Nanocoatings

The following movie demonstrates the capabilities and applications of nanotechnology coatings.

Nanotechnology and the Consumer - Part 1 of 4

This video is the first part of an in depth series of video looking at nanotechnology and the consumer. Wilson Center Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies director David Rejeski reviews nano consumer products, health and safety oversight mechanisms, and public opinion research.

Micromeritics Fundamentals of Adsorption - Free Space 201

In this video Jeff Kenvin, Group Leader of Micromeritics Scientific Services Staff, explains two different free space methods in adsorption process.

PI’s Hexapods for Drones Testing

This video shows a simulation of a quadrocopter’s (drone) flight to test the quality of the camera’s image stabilization. A CIPA-certified Hexapod from Physik Instrumente (PI) was used to simulate the motion.

Too Tiny to See

This video explains the basic understanding of nanotechnology and a sense of scale in the nanoworld. Discover real world applications in product development and medical technology.

Using Mathematical Modelling to Design Materials and Devices for Nanotechnology

A video by Industrial Research Limited regarding the use of mathematical modelling for nanotechnology. Nanotechnology is a new technology based on the manipulation of individual atoms to form structures and devices that have new and unusual different properties.

PI Introduces Air Bearing Technology

This video shows Matt Reck, Product Manager for Air Bearing Technology, roviding an insight into PI USA’s Engineering and Manufacturing Center in Hopkinton, Massachusetts.

NanoSight’s NS300 System

In this video Jeremy Warren, CEO from NanoSight talks about the nanoparticle tracking analysis system named NS300 from NanoSight. The NS300 can visualize and measure particles in suspension in the size range 10-2000nm (depending on material).

Making Motor from Single Molecule

The Sykes Group at Tufts University uses scanning tunneling microscopy to study molecular rotation to determine if individual molecules can be used as nanomachines.

The World's Smallest Writing

Stanford researchers have reclaimed bragging rights for creating the world's smallest writing, a distinction the university first gained in 1985 and lost in 1990. The researchers encoded the letters "S" and "U" (as in Stanford University) within the interference patterns formed by quantum electron waves on the surface of a sliver of copper. The wave patterns even project a tiny hologram of the data, which can be viewed with a powerful microscope.

Microscopy and Quality Assurance System from PI

In this video, Tim Naumann from PI’s Engineered Systems talks about the delivery of the microscopy and quality assurance (MiQA) system to the customer, KIT. The journey takes place from its site of origin at PI Micos in Eschbach to the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.

Interview with Dr. Tomaso Zambelli and Prof. Janos Voros on FluidFM technology from Nanosurf

In this video Dr. Tomaso Zambelli and Prof. Janos Voros ETH Zurich (Switzerland) talk about the Nanosurf FluidFM technology and its applications.

PI’s High-Dynamic Hexapod for Test and Qualification Equipment

This video shows PI’s High-Dynamic Hexapod that is used for test and qualification equipment. The PI High-Dynamic Hexapod offers eye tracking, image stabilization, human motion simulation, and vibration simulation.

The Future of Nanotechnology Research

At an event marking the five-year anniversary of the Wake Forest University Center for Nanotechnology and Molecular Materials, Wake Forest Professor David Carroll discusses the future of nanotechnology research at the University and around the world.

Nanotechnology and Skis

A group of UNR mechanical engineering students apply nanotechnology concepts to experimental ski prototypes.

The Amazing World of Nanotechnology

Find out about some assassins that can track down cancer cells in your blood and even blow up silicon chips. This is the amazing world of nanotechnology.

Minimal Manufacturing using Nanotechnology and 3D Printing

This extensive video presentation examines "Minimal Manufacturing" using inkjet technology and special materials like nano metal pastes to direct form three-dimensional structures anywhere on a substrate.

Specially-Shaped Piezo Disks from PI

This video shows how homogenous aerosols are produced by means of specially-shaped piezo disks. A continuous drive is required by nebulizers to generate a homogenous aerosol.

PI’s Sample Stage for Micro-Tomography Application

In this video, Physik Instrumente (PI)’s Beamline Instrumentation business development manager talks about the sample stage for micro-tomography application installed in the micro tomography experimental hutch of the P05 Beamline at PETRA III light source in Hamburg, Germany.

TOC-L series of Total Organic Carbon (TOC) analyzers from Shimadzu

This video describes the working of TOC-L series of total organic carbon (TOC) analyzers from Shimadzu.

Advanced Q-Motion® Inertia Drive from PI

This video offers a glimpse of the Q-Motion® drive by Physik Instrumente (PI). Q-Motion® positioning systems close the gap which has not been covered by current drive technologies. The positioning system uses a piezo inertia drives that are space-saving and economical with relatively high holding forces and an almost unlimited travel range.

Nanosoccer is Serious Business

NIST's conducts its nanosoccer competitions and demonstrations in conjunction with RoboCup, an international organization dedicated to using the game of soccer as a testing ground for the robotics technologies of the future. NIST's goal in coordinating competitions between the world's smallest robots-known as nanobots (nanoscale robots)-is to show the feasibility and accessibility of technologies for fabricating MicroElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS), tiny mechanical devices built onto semiconductor chips and measured in micrometers (millionth of a meter).

Nanowires and Nanocrystals for Nanotechnology

Nanowires and nanocrystals represent important nanomaterials with one-dimensional and zero-dimensional morphology, respectively. Here I will give an overview on the research about how these nanomaterials impact the critical applications in faster transistors, smaller nonvolatile memory devices, efficient... View Video

Micromeritics MicroActive Reporting Software - t-plot Microporous

This video shows the t-plot in microporous form in Micromeritics’ MicroActive reporting software.

PICMA-Walk V8 Piezo Linear Motor from PI

This video shows the advanced PICMA-Walk V8 Piezo Linear Motor from Physik Instrumente (PI) that is synonymous with power, reliability, and precision. The reliable and durable piezo stepping linear drive provides uniform feed, constant velocity to 15 mm/s, and 60 nm maximum holding force.

Shuttle and Find for Life Sciences by Carl Zeiss

Are you looking for a way to effectively combine imaging and analytical methods of light and electron microscopy? Would you like to link functional and dynamic information about your specimens with ultra-structural details?

Introduction to Nanotechnology and Photolithography

An introduction to the world of nanotechnology and the use of photolithography. Shot at Cornell Nanoscale Facility and produced for Too Small To See.

New Labeling Machine Features PI Hexapod

This video shows the PI hexapod used exclusively for a bottle labeling system. In partnership with Tirelli, an Italian machine manufacturer, Physik Instrumente (PI) designed and manufactured the prototype of a novel labeling machine.

Q-821 Q-Motion® Miniature SpaceFAB Robot from PI

This video features the Q-821 Q-Motion® Miniature SpaceFAB Robot from Physik Instrumente (PI). Equipped with Piezo-Motorized Inertia Drive, the Q-821 is a compact six-axis microrobotics system with a 1 nm sensor resolution.

Hysitron PI 95 Picoindenter Performing Nanomechanical Test on CdS in a TEM

Direct observation of a Hysitron PI 95 Picoindenter performing a nanomechanical test on cadmium sulfide (CdS) in a transmission electron microscope (TEM).

Nansulate EPX Candle Demonstration

Video demonstration of thermal ability of EPX-4 by Industrial Nanotech.

Webinar on FluidFM Technology from Nanosurf

This video shows a webinar on FluidFM technology, a unique tool that integrates Cytosurge nanofluidics with the force sensitivity and positional precision of the Nanosurf FlexAFM atomic force microscope.

PI Offers Nanopositioning Systems for Microscopy and Imaging

This video shows how advanced positioning systems from PI help to increase imaging quality and also enable easy positioning of complex samples. Microscope imaging applications require precise handling of complex samples as well as accurate and fast positioning of optical elements.

Nanotechnology for Removing Arsenic from Drinking Water

In March 2010, researchers from Rice University in Houston traveled to to Guanajuato, Mexico, to conduct field tests on a new nanotechnology for removing arsenic from drinking water. The system uses nanoscale magnetite, or nanorust. The tests are some of the first that attempt to move nanotechnology beyond the laboratory and into the real world. The ongoing research by Rice's Center for Biological and Environmental Nanotechnology (CBEN) is funded by the National Science Foundation.

The Carbon Nanotube Space Elevator

This animated video from the Institute for Scientific Research Inc. demonstrates how carbon Nanotubes could be used to produce a space elevator.

Minus K Technology Offers Custom Vibration Isolators for James Webb Space Telescope

This video is about the Minus K 10,000 lb vibration isolators used on James Webb Space Telescope. Minus K technology has a large range of isolators that offer excellent performance.

Overvew of PI’s Q-Motion® Miniature Linear Positioning Stage Q-521

This video shows the Q-Motion Miniature Linear Positioning Stage Q-521 from Physik Instrumente (PI). The Q-521 is a compact, high resolution, and cost-efficient miniature linear stage.

Making Nanotechnology Safer

Some are calling it a revolution in manufacturing technology. But, will nanotechnology be a "green" industry? It's a question that some scientists are saying needs to be answered now, before nano-tech goes big-time. This ScienCentral News video has more.

PI Offers PIMag® 6-D Magnetic Levitation System

This video provides an overview of PIMag® 6-D Magnetic Levitation offered by Physik Instrumente (PI). Features of the PIMag are active magnetic trajectory control, passive moving platform, high stiffness, and nanometer resolution.

PI Piezo Actuators for Additive Manufacturing Processes

This video looks at the concept of additive manufacturing processes. These processes are no longer a prototype niche and are on their way to establishing themselves in industrial production. Although injection molding is the preferred choice for processing plastics where the quantities are large and the demand for quality is high, additive manufacturing is predestined for efficient production of separate parts and small batch production.

PI’s Kinematic Carrying Platform for X-ray Spectrometers

In this video, Dr. Markus Simon, head of beamline instrumentation group at PI miCos, explains the structure and working of a special system set-up that for synchrotron X-ray spectroscopy. The system utilizes products from the field of hexapod technology and can be used to perform a range of tasks such as material testing.

Broad Range of Precision Motion Technology Products from PI

This video shows PI's broad portfolio of precision motion technology products. PI provides the broadest and deepest portfolio of products that include piezo actuators, nanopositioning stages, hexapod 6-axis, and air-bearings.

Overview of PI’s Non-Sensitive Piezo Drives

This video shows PI’s non-sensitive piezo drives specifically developed for magnetic resonance therapy. Piezo drives are the only drives which are not affected by strong magnetic fields, and also they do not create magnetic fields which can become a source of interference.

Wet and Dry Media Milling Techniques from Hosokawa

In this webinar Dr. Juergen Stein, R & D Manager from Hosokawa discusses wet and dry media milling techniques for size reduction of powders to submicron level.