Part # NNA-WSF(1,1000)
|NanoNeedle Array (NNArrayTM) Specification|
|Average needles length (µm)||25||15 - 50|
|Needle angle (with respect to the surface)||90°||60°- 120°|
|Average needles diameter (nm)||750||600 - 1000|
|Number of needles in the array||1000||800-1200|
|Chip size||10 mm × 10 mm||NA|
|Silicon cone pitch size (µm)||30||20 - 40|
|Silicon cone height (µm)||30||20 - 40|
|Chip tilting angle on holder||Flat||NA|
|Coating thickness (nm)||400||300 - 500|
|Protection coating||Thin Pt||NA|
|Number of Chip||1|
NaugaNeedles is proud to introduce a unique patent pending  products called NNArrayTM. NaugaNeedles offers arrays of nanoneedles that are formed on prefabricated silicon microstructures. The technology is used to provide a method and apparatus of restoring sharp probes attached to the manipulator inside a dual beam (FIB-SEM) without a need to open up the vacuum chamber. The NNArrayTM for in-situ restoration of probe tips saves considerable time and resources. The time required for sharpening a tungsten probe using NNArrayTM is less than 10 minutes. While the time for sharpening a tungsten probes using FIB more than 45 minutes. In addition, the tungsten probes need to be changed (by breaking the vacuum and opening the chamber) after 4 to 5 times of sharpening the probes.
The NNArrayTM is also used for construction and application of various shapes of nanoforks inside a FIB vacuum chamber. The nanofroks are used to handle specimen without the need to weld the specimen to the probe.
Each NNArrayTM includes more than a thousand silver/gallium nanoneedles that can last several month of supply for the in-situ lift-out process. Nanoneedles are between 15 and 50 µm in length and 600 to 1000 nm in diameter.
 Mehdi Yazdanpanah, Romaneh Jalilian, David Mudd, Brian Miller "Methods and Apparatuses of Using Metal Needle Arrays for Specimen Lift-Out and Circuit Edit" (U.S. Patent Application No. 13/366,316)