3rdTech Announces the NanoManipulator DP-200 for Nanotec Electronica’s SPM

New System Expands Choices for Nanotechnology Researchers

CHAPEL HILL, N.C., April 25, 20033rdTech announced today the availability of the NanoManipulator Visualization and Control System for the scanning probe microscope (SPM) from Nanotec Electronica (http://www.nanotec.es). The new NanoManipulator DP-200 adds the industry’s most advanced 3D graphics, and interactive, force-feedback manipulation system, to Nanotec Electronica’s SPM and WSxM software. Purdue University has purchased the first of these new systems.

“We needed a system that had the manipulation capabilities of the NanoManipulator from 3rdTech, and we also needed an open SPM system as a research platform”, said Professor Ron Reifenberger, professor of physics at Purdue University. “Nanotec Electronica provides researchers a flexible platform along with a precision SPM.”

The award winning NanoManipulator system enables scientists to ‘feel’ surface characteristics of atomic-sized substances and structures, and to use this force-feedback, coupled with interactive 3D graphics, to manually or automatically manipulate the samples.  It also enables replay and reanalysis of entire SPM sessions with visual and haptic controls.

“We’re pleased to be working with Nanotec Electronica”, said Nick England, President of 3rdTech. “Their products are on the leading edge for research in nanotechnology and are ideally suited for the NanoManipulator system.”