What Is A Compact Nanoimprint Tool?
A compact nanoimprint tool or CNI is basically a desktop-size instrument or tool used for hot embossing and nanoimprinting as it lets you replicate microstructures and nanostructures from a master to a substrate condition. The CNI tool is basically capable of performing both thermal replication and UV replication.
These tools are mostly available in 100 mm versions so that it is able to support masters and substrates till 100 mm diameter and a 150 mm version supporting thermal processing on masters and substrates and UV processing of masters and substrates is possible up to 200 mm diameter.
The compact nanoimprint tools are indeed best for nanoimprint technology to make an impact and this also supports mature development work that’s advanced too. These tools are quite simple to use and being robust, it facilitates non-standard processes as well as new experiments such as:
- Nanoimprint (both thermal and UV)
- With thermal processing up to 150×150 mm substrates
- With UV up to 200 mm diameter substrates
- Hot embossing
- Easy and intuitive operation
- Flexible utilization
- Plug and play
- Designed aesthetically for R&D
What are the benefits of compact nanoimprint tools?
- Easy installation as it just requires less than 20 minutes to plug and play.
- These tools work great with UV and thermal replication works. The CNI tool if needed in the vacuum can support different technologies and processes.
- These tools are quite easy to use and anyone can use them even if they have not read the manual properly.
- This is a compact tool that does not require any fixed installation.
- It is capable of replicating structures that are smaller than 40 nm or larger than 100μm.
- With it, you can work with any size of stamp and substrates up to 8 inch round shapes for UV or up to 150×150 mm substrates.
Different technologies that this tool can support:
- Thermal Nanoimprint
- UV Nanoimprint
- Hot embossing
- µ- contact printing
- polymer bonding
Where it can be used?
- Nanostructures imprint
- Microstructure imprints
- Gratings imprints with silicon nm pitch
- Fragile substrate imprints
- Working stamps production
- Hot embossing done for high aspect ratio structures
- Polymer sheet hot embossing
- Thermal polymer bonding
You can learn more about Nanoimprint technology from the leading manufacturers and get a clear idea about the usage and specifications of this tool.