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NanoBasic Grids provide a high performance, general utility platform to prepare TEM samples for virtually all nanomaterials including metal and ceramic nanoparticles, polymer materials, and carbon nanotubes.

NanoBasic TEM grids are non-functionalized, hydrophilic SMART TEM Grids micro-fabricated from thin silicon wafers with ultrathin thermal SiO2 or LPCVD Si3N4 membrane windows that provide an extremely low background for high resolution nanoscale imaging.

NanoBasic grids accommodate a wide range of TEM sample preparation methods including drop-casting, dip-coating, vapor deposition, self-assembly, and aerosol deposition of nanoscale materials. Surface hydroxyl groups create a hydrophilic surface that easily wets aqueous solutions. Thin films can be directly deposited onto the grid surface. NanoBasic grids are robust for a wide range of chemical treatments including cleaning with strong acids or solvents. They can also be heated to 1000°C offering unparalleled capability for multi-step processing to monitor changes in your samples versus processing conditions. In addition to TEM, Nanobasic grids are well-suited for a variety of other analytical tools including SEM, AFM, surface analytical measurements, and even optical spectroscopy allowing for direct correlative analysis on the same sample.

Nanobasic TEM grids are available with a standard 3 mm diameter x 100 micron thick geometry and either 25 nm or 75 nm thick SiO2 membrane windows or 15 nm Si3N4 membrane windows. Nanobasic Grids are also available as membraneless frames or in a variety of custom forms.

Ordering: 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.

NanoBasic SiO2 and Si3N4 TEM Grids

Select Window and Pack Size:

Cat# Membrane Window Size Pack Size Price Order

NG00-011ANo membranes50x50 um10/pk$250.00
NG01-011A25 nm SiO250x50 um10/pk$250.00
NG02-011A75 nm SiO250x50 um10/pk$250.00
NG04-011A15 nm SiN50x50 um10/pk$250.00
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(left) Contact angle measurement of NanoBasic Grid (middle) Bright field TEM image of 40 nm cubic Co nanocrystals deposited by drop casting. (right) Bright field TEM image of 4nm ZnO nanocrystals deposited by drop casting. Image courtesy of Jay Kasbohm, Univeristy of Oregon.