Working with small particles, you may already be using many tools and instruments to map their movement, look at them, or study them. You may be vaguely aware that nanopositioning stages, or nanopositioners, permit study on a tiny nanometer scale instead of the typical micrometer scale, but remain unconvinced that your lab needs to invest in them at this time. However, waiting to get your own nanopositioner could be detrimental to your work. Why purchase these stages?
Observing things on the nanometer scale will help you see particles much more clearly than you're used to, but you may have expected that already. What's even more beneficial is that these nanopositioning stages enable greater visibility in other ways too. These instruments typically focus at speeds much higher than you're used to; if you're someone studying high-speed particles, this could improve the quality of your work substantially. Nanopositioners will typically permit viewing of the Z-axis. If you're used to only seeing two-dimensional particles, the ability to see all aspects of the objects you're looking at can be both thrilling and useful.
Fewer Repairs and Replacements
You may be in the market to purchase new equipment already, as viewing instruments need to be replaced periodically. One such reason is that high heat used to power and generate movement of the focusing components wears down the entire instrument over time. With nanopositioners, that's less of a concern. Movement is generally provided by either air bearing or flexures, both of which generate far less friction, and ultimately less heat. That means that you should find yourself needing repairs and replacements less frequently than with the equipment you may have already been using.
Beating the Competition
While you may not be in the business field where competition is always on your mind, being able to work at the highest level allows you to shine in the scientific community. With the enhanced capabilities of nanopositioners, you position yourself and your institution as leaders in the field. This could bring in more donations and assistance that will help you do even better.
Your ability to recognize the need for nanopositioners is important; hopefully the information here has encouraged you to consider their place in your work more seriously. Talk with manufacturers or retailers who can provide demonstrations and training so you can understand even more why these nanopositioning stages should be part of your day to day experience. Are you looking for nanopositioners for sale? Contact a science equipment business in your area.