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AngstroVision, Imaging at the Nanometer Scale
PARC Forum

25 September 2003
George E. Pake Auditorium

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The ability to image and measure on a small scale, whether it be the microscale or nanoscale, is fundamental to a broad range of industrial and research applications in information technology, advanced materials and biotechnology. AngstroVision, Inc. has developed a fundamentally new technology that for the first time allows the real-time acquisition of high-resolution 3-D video images from the nano-world. The data gathered is metrologically accurate, and can be acquired non destructively at a long working distance in a wide range of environments without requiring any preparation of samples. This new capability will allow AngstroVision to dominate many application areas and to significantly impact the development of the nanotechnology field overall. AngstroVision's technology uses interferometry in a novel way to achieve the performance characteristics described above. The current prototype captures data at 30 frames per second at a resolution of 4 nm in the vertical dimension and 12 nm in the lateral dimensions, providing an effective imaging rate of 1-3 frames per second. The system resolution is adjustable and depending on magnification can produce a field of view from 5 µm2 to 1 mm2. Depth of field varies from 1 µm to several mm. AngstroVision anticipates that it will rapidly make substantial additional improvements in system performance.


Scott Mize, Co-founder

Mize has over 15 years experience as a CEO, product developer, product manager, marketer and advisor for information technology and interactive media companies. For the last three years, he has been focusing exclusively on nanotechnology, including serving as a hands-on advisor to a nanomaterials company. He is also the Chairman of the Advisory Board for the Nanotechnology Opportunity Report™. He co-founded and served as the CEO for Zelos

  • , an early publisher of CD-ROM products, an evangelist at Apple Computer and a product manager at Lotus Development.

    Trevor Bacolini, VP of Sales

    Bacolini has over 15 years of product engineering, production engineering and sales experience. For over 10 years, he has been the CEO of Silicon Valley Micro Service (www.svms.com), which specializes in the development, sales and service of optical measurement tools. They currently serve the data storage, semiconductor, fiber optic and MEMS markets, including major customers such as IBM, Intel and Xerox.

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