skip to main content
DOE Patents title logo U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

Title: Miniature device for ultra high sensitivity and stability probing in vacuum

Abstract

The present disclosure relates to in situ transmission electron microscope (TEM) holders with improved stability and electrical sensitivity. The holders feature a front bearing seal and a rear bearing seal which allow the holders to achieve high sensitivity, high stability, large range of motion and high vacuum isolation. The bearings use a PEEK insulating disk as a pivot point for translation and tilting motion, and use O-rings to dampen vibrations, provide electrical and vacuum insulation, and to set a grabbing force between the bearing and the probe.

Inventors:
; ; ; ;
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Univ. of California, Oakland, CA (United States); Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1600448
Patent Number(s):
10,520,527
Application Number:
16/221,998
Assignee:
The Regents of the University of California (Oakland, CA); The Regents of the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, MI)
DOE Contract Number:  
SC0014430
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 12/17/2018
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
46 INSTRUMENTATION RELATED TO NUCLEAR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY; 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE

Citation Formats

Pan, Xiaoqing, Blum, Thomas F., Xu, Mingjie, Jokisaari, Jake, and Bigelow, Wilbur. Miniature device for ultra high sensitivity and stability probing in vacuum. United States: N. p., 2019. Web.
Pan, Xiaoqing, Blum, Thomas F., Xu, Mingjie, Jokisaari, Jake, & Bigelow, Wilbur. Miniature device for ultra high sensitivity and stability probing in vacuum. United States.
Pan, Xiaoqing, Blum, Thomas F., Xu, Mingjie, Jokisaari, Jake, and Bigelow, Wilbur. Tue . "Miniature device for ultra high sensitivity and stability probing in vacuum". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1600448.
@article{osti_1600448,
title = {Miniature device for ultra high sensitivity and stability probing in vacuum},
author = {Pan, Xiaoqing and Blum, Thomas F. and Xu, Mingjie and Jokisaari, Jake and Bigelow, Wilbur},
abstractNote = {The present disclosure relates to in situ transmission electron microscope (TEM) holders with improved stability and electrical sensitivity. The holders feature a front bearing seal and a rear bearing seal which allow the holders to achieve high sensitivity, high stability, large range of motion and high vacuum isolation. The bearings use a PEEK insulating disk as a pivot point for translation and tilting motion, and use O-rings to dampen vibrations, provide electrical and vacuum insulation, and to set a grabbing force between the bearing and the probe.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {12}
}

Patent:

Save / Share:

Works referenced in this record: