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MM3A nanomanipulators and plugin tools

One of the most fascinating experiments in recent nanotechnology research is the precise manipulation of nanoparticles, carbon nanotubes and other specimens at nano-scale. Kleindiek’s  versatile and easy-to-use nanomanipulor  tools can transform your microscope from an observational instrument into a hands-on tool.

At the heart of nanomanipulation is the market-leading Kleindiek MM3A-EM micromanipulator. The new encoded version MM3E joins the range to give repeateable precision. The MM3A-EM and MM3E are used in a wide spectrum of SEM, FIB and other microscope applications by adding new capabilities and functionality to your instrument.

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MM3A features:

  • Cartesian movement
  • Control with iLO software GUI
  • A wide selection of plug in tools
  • Precison and accuracy

MM3E-EM micromanipulator

MM3E encoded micromanipulator

Plug-in tools for MM3A-EM and MM3E micromanipulators

The functionality of MM3A-EM and MM3E nanomanipulators can be greatly expanded by the addition of a range of plug-in tools for different applications. They can be quickly and easily exchanged using a push /pull fit. The RoTip rotational tip can be combined with other plug-in tools to give additional movement and positioning.

Click on the images below for more information on each plug-in tool

MGS2 microgripper

LCMK low current measurement kit

FMS force measurement system

RoTip rotational tip

GIS gas injection system

CLP cryogripper

CLP cryo microgripper for cryo FIB

MIS micro injection system

MTW micro tweezers

iLO micromanipulator control software

To configure a working Kleindiek micromanipulator system you will require the following:

  1. One or more MM3A-EM or MM3E manipulators
  2. A mounting bracket for your chosen SEM/FIB
  3. One or more plug-in tools 
  4. Other optional accessories as required

Please add your required items using the quote buttons below and we will endeavour to provide your quotation as quickly as possible

Length: 62.1mm
Width: 20.4mm
Height: 25.4mm
Weight: 45g
Operating range: AB 240°.Operating range C: 12mm
Speed AB: up to 10mm/s
Speed C: up to 2mm/s
Resolution A: 10-7 rad (5nm)
Resolution B: 10-7 rad (3.5nm)
Resolution C: < 0.5nm
Holding force: 1N
Holding torque: 3 to 4Nmm
Lift Y: 5g
Maximum probing voltage: 100V
Probing signal resistance: 7.0Ω
Temperature range: 273K to 353K. UHV version: 273K to 393K
Lowest pressure: 10-7mbar
UHV version: 2 × 10-10mbar
Mounting: M4 tapped hole
Material: Stainless steel, aluminium

Note: A = left/right, B = up/down C = in/out

Resolution XY < 0.5 nm

Resolution Z < 0.02 nm

Resolution axial-R < 0.5e-6°

Repeatablity XYZ < 2 µm

Repeatablity axial-R < 0.02°

Drift < 1 nm/min

Compucentric rotation concentricity ~30 µm

Ordering information:

Kleindiek micromanipulators for electron microscopy

To configure a working MM3 micromanipulator system please add the the model of choice to your quote and then add the appropriate plug-in tools, mount and other accessories from the list of options below:

Plug in tools and options