Diamond Probes and Tools
A diamond stylus may be mechanically polished only to an apex of at best one or two microns radius of curvature. Fortunately, focused ion beam processing can pick up from there to create radii down to 20 nanometers, putting a very fine point on the stylus.
Nanoindenters of several varieties can be produced by Norsam Technologies using FIB processing and specialized fixturing.
Unique shapes and unusual geometries in diamond are a specialty at Norsam Technologies. We can help you to literally get a handle on microscopic tools of your own concept and design, to assist in your research or production goals. Contact us to discuss your microscopic tooling needs– we may well be able to help you.