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Mad City Labs, Inc. -  PicoQ Sensors are Superior to Capacitive Sensors

Since their development in 1999 by Mad City Labs, PicoQ® sensors have been proven to be the ideal direct measurement position sensor for piezo nanopositioning applications, surpassing the capabilities of capacitive sensors in several critical performance areas. (read more)

Mad City Labs, Inc. - Fast mirror steering nanopositioning systems

Mad City Labs congratulates the LIGO scientific collaboration on their discovery, which will open new avenues of astrophysical research. Advanced LIGO uses Nano-MTA2 fast mirror steering nanopositioning systems as part of their auxiliary optics subsystem. The Nano-MTA2 is the lowest position noise beam steering system available. (read more)

Mad City Labs, Inc. - New sample scanning atomic force microscope:MadAFM

MadAFM™ is a new sample scanning atomic force microscope (AFM) designed for ease-of-use and simple installation. (read more)

Mad City Labs, Inc. - The Mad-Deck™ versatile stage platform

The Mad-Deck™ is a versatile stage platform designed for a variety of advanced microscopy techniques. It is ideal for microscopy and imaging applications that require free access above and below the sample plane. (read more)

Mad City Labs, Inc. - Unique Low profile XYZ piezo nanpositioner

The Nano-LPMW is a unique 3 axis piezo nanopositioning system designed to hold multiwell plates, slides, dishes and environmental chambers. (read more)

Mad City Labs, Inc. -  MadPLL digital phase lock loop controller

Assemble a low cost, high performance Atomic Force Microscope with Mad City Labs nanopositioning systems, MadPLL™ instrument package, and standard optical components. Easy assembly from start to finish in under 30 minutes! (read more)

Mad City Labs, Inc. -  Nano-F Series piezo nanopositioner

Typical Applications

  • Microscope piezo focusing element
  • Confocal imaging
  • Auto focus
  • STORM and PALM imaging
  • Light sheet microscopy
(read more)
Mad City Labs, Inc. - The RM21 versatile microscope

The RM21™ is a versatile microscope suitable for a variety of advanced microscopy and nanoscopy methods. The RM21™ is available in 4 standard configurations to satisfy a wide range of applications and budgets. (read more)

Mad City Labs, Inc. - Piezo nanopositioning mirror tip/tilt actuators

single axis and two axis piezo nanopositioning mirror tip/tilt actuators (read more)

Mad City Labs, Inc. - Build an "Instant" Atomic Force Microscope

Assemble a low cost, high performance Atomic Force Microscope with Mad City Labs nanopositioning systems, MadPLL™ instrument package, and standard optical components. Easy assembly from start to finish in under 30 minutes! (read more)

Mad City Labs, Inc. - Single axis & 2 axis piezo nanopositioning mirror

The Nano-MTA Series are single axis and two axis piezo nanopositioning mirror tip/tilt actuators. With nanoradian resolution, the Nano-MTA Series is ideal for applications involving laser beam steering, tracking, and scanning. (read more)

Mad City Labs, Inc. - Unique 3 axis piezo nanopositioning system
  • Low profile XYZ piezo nanpositioner
  • Unique design for multiwell plates and incubators
  • 200 μm range of motion (XYZ)
  • Closed loop control
  • High stability
(read more)
Mad City Labs, Inc. - Inverted RM21 Optical Microscope

The RM21™ is a versatile microscope suitable for a variety of advanced microscopy and nanoscopy methods. (read more)

Mad City Labs, Inc. - Compact, single axis piezo nanopositioning systems

The low noise characteristics and high resonant frequencies make it ideal for demanding metrology applications that require noise floors less than 10 picometers and high speed performance. Related products include the Nano-METZ, Nano-MET2 and Nano- MET3 nanopositioning systems. (read more)

Mad City Labs, Inc. - Precision Stepper Motor Micropositioning System

Features
XY motion: 25mm
Optional encoders: 50 nm resolution
Fits inverted microscopes, custom available
Proprietary intelligent control for stability
High native precision & accuracy
Nanopositioner compatible (read more)

Mad City Labs, Inc. - UHV Compatible Piezo Nanopositioners

Two and Three axis UHV compatible piezo nanopositioning system constructed from titanium or invar. Made entirely from UHV compatible materials, the Nano-UHV50 is bakeable to 100°C for vacuum applications in the 10-10 Torr range. Various size center apertures provide an optical pathway or access for sample holders. (read more)

Mad City Labs, Inc. - Low profile, two axis piezo nanopositioning system

Typical Applications

  • Optical microscopy, easy to retrofit
  • Fluorescence imaging
  • Closed-loop AFM scanner
  • Nanolithography
  • Optical tweezers
  • Super resolution microscopy
(read more)
Mad City Labs, Inc. - Compact piezo precision nanopositioning system

Typical Applications:

  • High speed, high resolution positioning
  • Metrology
  • AFM
  • SPM
(read more)
Mad City Labs, Inc. - Ultra-low profile 3 axis nanopositioning system

The Nano-LPQ is designed with an integrated slide holder and incorporates our proprietary PicoQ sensors which yield low noise performance under closed loop control.
The nanopositioning system includes our high power Nano-Drive®85 electronic controller to optimize the speed performance. Ideal for particle tracking and advanced microscopy applications. (read more)

Mad City Labs, Inc. -  Nanopositioning system for high speed scanning

The Nano-METZ is a compact z-axis piezo nanopositioning system designed for high speed scanning and ultra-low noise characteristics for demanding AFM and metrology applications (read more)

Mad City Labs, Inc. - Unique Single Molecule Microscope.

Advantages

  • Superior signal-to-noise ratio
  • Eliminates dichroic mirrors
  • Optical pathway accessibility
  • Facilitates multiple laser lines
  • Proven design
  • Enabling technology for studying complex biomolecular interactions
  • Commercial solution
(read more)
Mad City Labs, Inc. - What is Nano-Cyte?

Features

  • 3D stabilization up to 3 nanometers
  • Active positional control over days
  • Corrects for temperature gradients and drift
  • Simultaneous image acquisition and stabilization
  • Particle localization analysis
  • Particle position rendering
(read more)
Mad City Labs, Inc. -  PicoQ® Sensors are Superior to Capacitive Sensors

Since their development in 1999 by Mad City Labs, PicoQ® sensors have been proven to be the ideal direct measurement position sensor for piezo nanopositioning applications, surpassing the capabilities of capacitive sensors in several critical performance areas. (read more)

Mad City Labs, Inc. - Super-resolution microscopy

Super-resolution (SR) microscopy is a broad category of recently developed methods in fluorescence-based light microscopy that have cleverly side-stepped the resolution limit imposed by diffraction on lens based optical systems. (read more)

Mad City Labs, Inc. - Precision Motion And How to Achieve It

NANOSCALE MOTION REQUIRES FASTIDIOUS ATTENTION TO INSTRUMENTATION, OTHER PASSIVE CONTROLS, AND EXPERIMENT DESIGN. (read more)

Mad City Labs, Inc. - Magnetic Tweezer System.

Did you know that our RM21 Single Molecule Microscopes offer a range of options to facilitate complementary techniques? (read more)

Mad City Labs, Inc. -  Compact piezo nanopositioner focusing elements

Typical Applications

  • Microscope piezo focusing element
  • Confocal imaging
  • Auto focus
  • STORM and PALM imaging
  • Light sheet microscopy
(read more)
Mad City Labs, Inc. - Understanding Virus Mechanisms

SINGLE-MOLECULE MICROSCOPY TECHNIQUES FACILITATE DIRECT STUDY OF MOLECULAR MECHANISMS, ENABLING LEAPS IN
UNDERSTANDING SURROUNDING HOW VIRUSES ASSEMBLE, DISASSEMBLE, AND INTERACT WITH THEIR HOSTS. (read more)

Mad City Labs, Inc. - Building A Do-It-Yourself Atomic Force Microscope

Homemade AFMs are low-cost and high-performance and provide flexibility and customization. (read more)

Mad City Labs, Inc. - What is MadPLL®?

MadPLL® is an integrated solution that includes the digital phase lock loop (PLL) controller, software, sensor amplifier, probe board mount, and resonant probe mounting board. Simply add your Akiyama probe or tuning fork to the probe board to create a powerful force sensor for scanning probe measurements with no optics required. (read more)

Mad City Labs, Inc. - Near field scanning optical microscope

The MCL-NSOM builds on our successful resonant probe SPM and incorporates common elements such as the MadPLL® phase lock loop controller. The NSOM also exploits our expertise in precision motion control by including six axes of motorized positioning, for the sample and NSOM probe, and three axes of closed loop piezo nanopositioning to provide exceptional position resolution and accur... (read more)

Mad City Labs, Inc. - Compact, single axis piezo nanopositioners.

The Nano-OP Series are available with 30, 65, and 100 micron ranges of motion. They can be constructed from aluminum, invar, or titanium. (read more)

Mad City Labs, Inc. - 5 axis piezo nanopositioning system

Typical Applications

  • Alignment
  • MEMS
  • Nanolithography
  • SEM
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Mad City Labs, Inc. - Unique single molecule microscope
  • Superior signal-to-noise ratio
  • Eliminates dichroic mirrors
  • Optical pathway accessibility
  • Facilitates multiple laser lines
  • Proven design
  • Enabling technology for studying complex biomolecular interactions
  • Commercial solution
(read more)
Mad City Labs, Inc. - Do-it-yourself atomic force microscope

The SPM-M kit is a do-it-yourself atomic force microscope (AFM). The SPM-M kit produces a high performance, resonant probe AFM suitable for both research and teaching environments. It includes the MadPLL® controller, 3 axes of closed loop nanopositioning, resonant probes and AFMView™2 software. A wide range of AFM accessories are also available. (read more)

Mad City Labs, Inc. - Are You Dreaming Big Enough?

Custom Vs. Off-the-Shelf Solutions: Are You Dreaming Big Enough?

CUSTOM POSITIONING SOLUTIONS PROVIDE MORE LEEWAY FOR INNOVATION, AND AT FAR LESS COST, THAN MANY CUSTOMERS REALIZE. (read more)

Mad City Labs, Inc. - Micropositioners’ Role In Nanopositioning

Examine how micropositioners affect movement and positioning capability, as well as overall task effectiveness, by creating — literally — a solid foundation for work at the nanoscale. (read more)

Mad City Labs, Inc. - Nano-HS3M for demanding metrology applications

The Nano-HS3M is a high speed, XYZ precision piezo nanopositioning system with picometer positioning resolution.

Typical Applications

  • High speed, high resolution positioning
  • Metrology
  • AFM
  • SPM
(read more)
Mad City Labs, Inc. - Mad City Labs' piezo nanopositioning systems

Applications for nanopositioners include super resolution microscopy, high speed confocal imaging, AFM, NSOM, SPM, optical trapping, fiber positioning, single molecule spectroscopy, single molecule/particle tracking, high resolution optical alignment, nanoscopy and lithography. (read more)

Mad City Labs, Inc. - Piezoactuators

Piezoactuators offer considerable advantages although applications that require guided or repeatable motion are best served by our high precision, closed loop nanopositioning systems. (read more)

Mad City Labs, Inc. - Nanometer Measurement

Combining ease-of-use and small physical size, the Nano-Gauge™ can be quickly adapted to a wide variety of precision measurement situations without lengthy or complex setup procedures. (read more)

Mad City Labs, Inc. - Near-field Scanning Optical Microscopy

High resolution AFM and NSOM require positioning systems with high resolution, repeatability, and stability. Mad City Labs has developed positioning systems that ease integration and assist users with developing and adapting instrumentation for their own application requirements. (read more)

Mad City Labs, Inc. - Single Molecule Microscopy

Nano-scale precision motion and stability are cornerstones of research grade microscopes for single molecule imaging. Mad City Labs has developed modular microscopes that ease integration of optical components and assist users with developing and adapting instrumentation for their own application requirements. (read more)

Mad City Labs, Inc. - General Microscopy

Nano-scale precision motion and stability are cornerstones of research grade microscopes for high resolution imaging. Mad City Labs provides nanopositioning systems, micropositoining systems, and stabilization systems that assist users with developing and adapting instrumentation for their own application requirements. (read more)