NanoInk Introduces New Product: DPN 5000 Desktop Nanofabrication System
Product News Feb 13, 2009
NanoInk introduces the next generation Dip Pen Nanolithography® system for desktop nanofabrication, the DPN 5000. Having evolved from the NSCRIPTOR™ DPN® System, this new instrument brings greater control and performance to the world of desktop nanofabrication.
The DPN 5000 offers versatile nanopatterning capabilities coupled with high-performance AFM imaging for immediate characterization of the deposited patterns. NanoInk has developed a variety of custom MEMS based ink delivery devices, allowing a wide range of materials to be deposited under controlled conditions.
System highlights include a new, ultra-low noise scanner with closed loop flexure technology to produce nanoscale patterns. For subsequent imaging of substrates, a low coherence laser with a reduced laser spot size assures high quality lateral force imaging.
In addition, NanoInk’s enhanced lithography software, InkCAD™ 4.0, includes improved control of tip-based patterning, along with nanoscale mapping and positioning, allowing users to position multiple features even when created from different materials.
The DPN 5000 comes fully equipped with a full range of enabling MEMS based ink delivery consumable items. Manufactured in NanoInk’s MEMS facility, these DPN patterning tools include single probes, 1D passive probe arrays, individually actuated Active Pen™ Arrays, 2D probe arrays with up to 55,000 pens (2D nano PrintArray™), Inkwells for coating tips, and substrates to be written upon. These devices allow researchers to rapidly create nanostructures using numerous materials including proteins, DNA, nanoparticles, and polymers.