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Application Notes

STACIS III 
TMC Equipment Supports First Look at the Coronavirus Structure
TMC installed a STACIS Quiet Island active floor vibration cancellation system in the floor under the Cryo TEM and Mag-NetX active magnetic field cancellation systems for each TEM.

Impact of Vibration on Advanced Immersion Lithography
TMC retrofitted a concrete plinth support structure with a STACIS Active Piezoelectric Vibration Cancellation System at SEMATECH in Austin, Texas to reduce overall seismic vibration levels.

Precitech Nanoform 250 Ultra combined with STACIS increases yield
The STACIS active piezoelectric vibration cancellation system supports the Nanoform 250 diamond turning machine by reducing vibrations to extremely low frequencies for improved performance.

STACIS as a Microseismic Shaker
STACIS provides micron-level shaker input as a way to simulate real world floor activity in order to develop tool vibration criteria.

STACIS III Quiet Island Enables High-Resolution Cryo-EM
STACIS III Quiet Island greatly reduces floor vibration levels for vibration-sensitive instruments, such as electron microscopes, at the Multiscale Microscopy Core of Oregon Health & Science University (OSHU). 

Quiet Islands - A Greener Alternative
Alternative STACIS Quiet Island raised floor platforms are sustainable alternatives to floor vibration control due to reduced CO2 emissions when compared to concrete.

SEM-Base, TOOL-Base, and QUIET-Base
Active Piezoelectric Vibration Cancellation Enables Advanced Electron and Ion Beam Instruments in Harsh City environment

TMC installation of SEM-Base® at the Center of Electron Microscopy and Nanofabrication (CEMN) mitigates outdoor vibration caused by cars, trains, and pedestrians using piezoelectric-based, low frequency vibration cancellation STACIS® technology.


Before and After Images Hitachi S-4800 on SEM-Base

TMC Installation of SEM-Base® at the Nationwide Children’s Hospital allows Hitachi S-4800 Scanning Electron Microscope to yield clear images despite severe vibration environment.


Before and After Images Zeiss Auriga FIB-SEM on SEM-Base with Mag-NetX

TMC Installation of SEM-Base® Floor Platform and Mag-NetX™ Magnetic Field Cancellation systems allows Zeiss Auriga FIB-SEM Scanning Electron Microscope to yield clear images despite severe vibration environment.


Minimizing surface roughness in order to eliminate diffractive color on diamond turned smart device camera lens molds

Nanoform® X utilizes two axis diamond turning to create camera lens folds for mobile phones.

LaserTable-Base 

How to meet strict floor vibration criteria requirements in a very noisy environment? – TMC’s LaserTable-Base project at IFW Dresden

TMC installation of LaserTable-Base combines air and active STACIS® technology for an advanced optical probe.

Everstill

Everstill Technology Enables Safe Micromanipulation

TMC Installation of Everstill K-400 at the CNY Fertility Center utilizes serial type active vibration control technology to allow safe, micromanipulation environment for in vitro fertilization.

Mag-NetX

TMC Equipment Supports First Look at the Coronavirus Structure

TMC installation of STACIS Quiet Island active floor vibration cancellation system and Mag-NetX active magnetic field cancellation systems at the University of Texas allows optimal environment for COVID-19 research on their advanced Cyro Electron Microscopes.


Bartington Instruments magnetometers for use in magnetic field cancellation and custom field creation

TMC’s Mag-NetX utilizes fluxgate magnetometers to suppress magnetic fields affecting Scanning Electron Microscopes (SEM).


Before and After Images Zeiss Auriga FIB-SEM on SEM-Base with Mag-NetX

TMC Installation of SEM-Base® Floor Platform and Mag-Netx™  Magnetic Field Cancellation systems allows Zeiss Auriga FIB-SEM Scanning Electron Microscope to yield clear images despite severe vibration environment.


CleanBench
Gimbal Piston Air Isolators Overcome a Magnitude 5.0 Earthquake

TMC Floor Platform with Gimbal Piston™ air isolators allows environmental scanning electron microscope (ESEM) at the Microscopy & Imaging Facility in Hamilton College to remain vibration-free during an earthquake.


Gimbal Piston Isolator System Argonne National Laboratory

TMC Gimbal Piston™ utilizes high damping pneumatic isolators to provide an optimal environment for electron microscope imaging at the Argonne National Laboratory.

Gimbal Piston

CleanBench Series Table with Gimbal Piston Vibration Isolation System-Exploratorium SF
TMC installation of CleanBench 63 Series Tables isolates floor vibration horizontally and vertically at the San Francisco Exploratorium for their optical microscopes.

High performance pneumatic vibration isolation posts for NMR spectroscopy

TMC develops NMR vibration isolation posts to enable high-resolution MPR spectroscopy imaging.


Gimbal Piston Air Isolators Overcome a Magnitude 5.0 Earthquake

TMC Floor Platform with Gimbal Piston™ air isolators allows environmental scanning electron microscope (ESEM) at the Microscopy & Imaging Facility in Hamilton College to remain vibration-free during an earthquake.

Gimbal Piston Isolator System Argonne National Laboratory

TMC Gimbal Piston™ utilizes high damping pneumatic isolators to provide an optimal environment for electron microscope imaging at the Argonne National Laboratory.

Electro-Damp

3 Axis XYZ Ruling using PEPS IIVX

Freeform® L diamond turning machining system is equipped with PEPS II-VX, an active on machine vibration cancellation and precision levelling system, to allow for precise cutting and surface finishing.