Nanopositioners

nanopositioning made simple

attocube’s nanopositioner division focuses on the design, engineering, and manufacturing of piezoelectric motor driven positioners and integrated nanopositioning solutions for applications with the highest requirements on resolution, repeatability and stability. Our diverse portfolio of nanopositioners provides proven motion over centimeter ranges for a range of extreme environments such as ultra high vacuum, cryogenic temperatures, and high magnetic fields with nanometer precision.

The portfolio includes linear, rotary, and goniometric positioners and scanners – many of them with integrated position sensors for closed loop operation. Thanks to the modular design, individual nanopositioners (linear drives, rotators and goniometers) can be stacked to form multi-stage combinations with up to six axes. Alternatively integrated nanopositioning solutions tailored to the customer's needs can be developed by our highly skilled and experienced engineers.

Applications Snippets

HF SPM using attocube nano positioners in magnetic fields above 30 T cryogenic positioner  ANPz30

HF-SPM using attocube nano-positioners in magnetic fields above 30 T

Controlling Electron Emission in Space and Time made with Ambient or Vacuum Nanopositioner

Controlling Electron Emission in Space and Time

Tuning of a Fabry Pérot Resonator for High Field made with Ambient or Vacuum Nanopositioner

Tuning of a Fabry-Pérot Resonator for High Field

Haptic 3D micromanipulation with positioners made with Ambient or Vacuum Nanopositioner

Haptic 3D micromanipulation with positioners

Cavity Enhanced Raman Microscopy Ambient or Vacuum Positioner  ECSx3030

Cavity Enhanced Raman Microscopy

Nanomanipulation of 1 D nanostructures using ECSx3030 positioners inside an electron microscope Ambient or Vacuum Positioner  ECSx3030

Nanomanipulation of 1-D nanostructures using ECSx3030 positioners inside an electron microscope

Vectorial Scanning Force Microscopy Using a Nanowire Sensor cryogenic positioner  ANPx311 HL LT UHV

Vectorial Scanning Force Microscopy Using a Nanowire Sensor

Dissipation in Optomechanical Resonators made with Low Temperature Nanopositioners

Dissipation in Optomechanical Resonators

3D g Factor Mapping of Single Quantum Dots made with cryogenic positioners

3D g-Factor Mapping of Single Quantum Dots

Automatic Mapping of Semiconductor QDs cryogenic nanopositioner  ANP RES LT

Automatic Mapping of Semiconductor QDs

Mechanically Controlled Multi Contact Break Junctions made with Low Temperature Nanopositioners

Mechanically Controlled Multi-Contact Break Junctions

Mapping and Manipulation of Leakage Currents in a Nanostructure made with cryogenic nanopositioners

Mapping and Manipulation of Leakage Currents in a Nanostructure

In situ Measurements of Irradiation Induced Creep on Amorphous Micropillars made with Ambient or Vacuum Nanopositioner and IDS3010

In situ Measurements of Irradiation-Induced Creep on Amorphous Micropillars

Piezo Controlled Exfoliation of Graphene cryogenic nanopositioner ANPz101 HV

Piezo-Controlled Exfoliation of Graphene

mK STM Image with Atomic Resolution  cryogenic nanopositioner  ANPz51 LT

mK STM Image with Atomic Resolution

Scanning Hall Probe Microscopy at 300 mK with ANP positioners made with Low Temperature Nanopositioners

Scanning Hall Probe Microscopy at 300 mK with ANP positioners

Photoluminescence measurements in fields up to 28 T made with cryogenic nanopositioners

Photoluminescence measurements in fields up to 28 T

Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Nanoscale Virus at 300 mK made with Low Temperature Nanopositioners

Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Nanoscale Virus at 300 mK

Performance Test of the ANPz30 LT at 35 mK and 15 Tesla made with the Low Temperature Nanopositioner ANPz30

Performance Test of the ANPz30/LT at 35 mK and 15 Tesla

Scanning Microwave Impedance Microscopy at 4 K and 9 T cryogenic positioner  ANP LT

Scanning Microwave Impedance Microscopy at 4 K and 9 T

Angle dependent transport measurements at 40 mK made with cryogenic positioners

Angle-dependent transport measurements at 40 mK

Transition from slow Abrikosov to fast moving Josephson vortices made with the cryogenic rotator ANR31

Transition from slow Abrikosov to fast moving Josephson vortices

The Axion Dark Matter eXperiment   Nano Precision in Extreme Conditions Ambient or Vacuum Positioner  ANPz101eXT12 RES  ANR240 RES

The Axion Dark Matter eXperiment - Nano Precision in Extreme Conditions

Hypersensitive macroscopic manipulation of quantum many body states cryogenic positioner  ANGt50 LT

Hypersensitive macroscopic manipulation of quantum many-body states

Special Micro X Ray Fluorescence Analysis (micro XRF) Spectrometer made with Ambient or Vacuum Nanopositioner

Special Micro X-Ray Fluorescence Analysis (micro-XRF) Spectrometer

UHV Compatibility of ANR101 RES UHV made with Ambient or Vacuum Nanopositioner

UHV-Compatibility of ANR101/RES/UHV

Detecting vibration propagation and parasitic motions with picometer resolution IDS3010  displacement sensor

Detecting vibration propagation and parasitic motions with picometer resolution

New Stable and Portable X Ray Microspectroscope at KEK Ambient or Vacuum Positioner  displacement sensing

New Stable and Portable X-Ray Microspectroscope at KEK

Lensless Imaging with X Ray Waveguides Ambient or Vacuum Positioner  ANP UHV

Lensless Imaging with X-Ray Waveguides

Angle dependent characterizations of materials cryogenic nanopositioner  ANR51 RES LT  ANRv220 RES LT

Angle-dependent characterizations of materials

Sample positioning in scanning transmission x ray microscope at SLAC ANPx NUM

Sample positioning in scanning transmission x-ray microscope at SLAC

Micromechanical Testing of Silver Nanowires ECS

Micromechanical Testing of Silver Nanowires

Rotating transport measurement setup at 25mK cryogenic positioner  ANR101 LT RES BeCu

Rotating transport measurement setup at 25mK