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Laminar linear weak-link mechanisms with sub-centimeter travel range and sub-nanometer positioning resolution
Author(s): Deming Shu; Jörg Maser
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Paper Abstract

A 2-D linear flexure stage system is designed with high structure stiffness using the laminar over-constrained weak-link mechanism presented in this paper. This design is a new development in the application of redundantly constrained laminar structures as weak-link mechanisms. The novelty of this new mechanical design is its fishbone-shaped multiple-parallelogram structure, which performs the function of a high-stiffness, high-precision linear motion guider with subcentimeter travel range and sub-nanometer positioning resolution. Potential applications of this new stage system include advanced development of ultra-precision positioning stages for the scanning x-ray nanoprobes, long-range scanning atomic force microscopes, and equipment for nanotechnology and semiconductor industries.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 September 2009
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7424, Advances in Optomechanics, 74240D (10 September 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.824365
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Deming Shu, Argonne National Lab. (United States)
Jörg Maser, Argonne National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7424:
Advances in Optomechanics
Alson E. Hatheway, Editor(s)

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