A hammer-action micropositioner for scanning probe microscopes

Blackford, B.L.; Jericho, M.H.
January 1997
Review of Scientific Instruments;Jan1997, Vol. 68 Issue 1, p133
Academic Journal
Reports on the use of the hammer-action effect produced by the closing of a miniature electromechanical relay to propel a rod along a track by the stick-slip inertial slider effect, with step sizes in the range of 30-500 nanometer and at frequencies up to 75 Hertz. Design and operation of the slider; Spring force; Performance.


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