Bio-Medical Applications by Micro-Nano Robotics
59/85 ESEM-Nanomanipulation System


This slide describes the ESEM-Nanomanipulation system. The left image shows the Environmental SEM or ESEM. This imaging tool has a capability to observe a sample at various conditions (from high vacuum for non biological sample to high humidity for biological sample) with imaging resolution up to 3.5 nm. The middle image shows the nanomanipulator inside ESEM chamber for sample manipulation. The sample is placed on the cooling or peltier stage. The stage can control the temperature of the sample. The right image shows several shapes of cantilever tips which mounted on the nanomanipulator. By using these cantilever tips, local cell mechanics characterization can be performed.