NanoBasic™ Grids provide a high performance, general utility platform to prepare samples for virtually all nanomaterials including metals and
ceramics, polymer materials, and carbons.
NanoBasic™ Grids are non-functionalized, hydrophilic SMART Grids micro-fabricated from thin silicon wafers. Thermally-grown
electron transparent SiO2 membrane windows provide an ultra-low background for high resolution nanoscale imaging.
The standard grid configuration is a 3 mm x 100 micron thick disk with 25 nm thick SiO2 membranes. SMART Grids are also
available with 75 nm membranes and as membraneless frames.
Our NanoBasic grids accommodate a wide range of sample preparation methods including drop-casting, self-assembly,
and aerosol deposition of nanomaterials. Surface hydroxyl groups create a hydrophilic surface that easily wets
aqueous solutions. Thin films can be directly deposited onto the SiO2 surface. NanoBasic grids can be chemically
treated or heated to 1000°C offering the unparalleled capability of multi-step processing and correlative analysis.
To order SMART Grids™, please make your selection below. For assistance in selecting the correct window
size and thickness for your applications, see our configuration page.