All aspects of the Innova electromechanical design have been optimized, from the rigid microscope stage with a short mechanical loop and low thermal drift to the ultralow-noise electronics. The result is a unique combination of high-resolution performance and closed-loop positioning. Innova uses Bruker’s proprietary ultralow-noise digital closed-loop scan linearization for accurate measurements in all dimensions, regardless of size, offset, speed, or rotation in air and liquid. With closed-loop noise levels approaching those of open-loop operation, superior image quality is achieved from the full 90-micron scan range down to submicron images on any sample, whether it is a semiconductor, a soft and nanostructured material, or DNA.
In addition, closed-loop scan linearization can be activated and deactivated on the fly.This incredible flexibility allows zooming down to atomic resolution on any selected portion of a full size scan, without changing scanner hardware and without withdrawing the probe from the surface.