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Title: Cryo nanomanipulator probe with integrated gas injection

Abstract

A probe assembly for use with a charged particle instrument includes an elongate body having a proximal end for positioning outside of a charged particle instrument enclosed environment, a distal end for positioning within the enclosed environment and a longitudinal axis. A port interface is located on the body between the proximal and distal ends, and is coupleable to a nanomanipulator system of the charged particle instrument. A probe needle is positioned at a distal end of the body and is selectively positionable from outside the enclosed environment to contact a specimen within the enclosed environment. At least one gas injection needle is adjustably positioned near the probe needle. The gas injection needle is connectable to a source of pressurized gas to selectively inject gas in the area of the probe needle within the enclosed environment.

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1860128
Patent Number(s):
11189458
Application Number:
16/748,705
Assignee:
Battelle Memorial Institute (Richland, WA)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
H - ELECTRICITY H01 - BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS H01J - ELECTRIC DISCHARGE TUBES OR DISCHARGE LAMPS
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 01/21/2020
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Perea, Daniel E., Evans, James E., and Ditto, Jeffrey J. Cryo nanomanipulator probe with integrated gas injection. United States: N. p., 2021. Web.
Perea, Daniel E., Evans, James E., & Ditto, Jeffrey J. Cryo nanomanipulator probe with integrated gas injection. United States.
Perea, Daniel E., Evans, James E., and Ditto, Jeffrey J. Tue . "Cryo nanomanipulator probe with integrated gas injection". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1860128.
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abstractNote = {A probe assembly for use with a charged particle instrument includes an elongate body having a proximal end for positioning outside of a charged particle instrument enclosed environment, a distal end for positioning within the enclosed environment and a longitudinal axis. A port interface is located on the body between the proximal and distal ends, and is coupleable to a nanomanipulator system of the charged particle instrument. A probe needle is positioned at a distal end of the body and is selectively positionable from outside the enclosed environment to contact a specimen within the enclosed environment. At least one gas injection needle is adjustably positioned near the probe needle. The gas injection needle is connectable to a source of pressurized gas to selectively inject gas in the area of the probe needle within the enclosed environment.},
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place = {United States},
year = {2021},
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patent-application, February 2013


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patent-application, February 2013


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patent, November 2019


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