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Newsletter July 2022 | Menu of Newsletters
"With the Negative-Stiffness system in place, I can't even tell when they are shelling at the nearby Fort Riley military base."  
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- Spectrometer Vibration Isolation -- Crystal Growth & Gamma Ray Spectrometers

- Featured Product: BM-4 Bench Top Vibration Isolation Platform

- NASA's ICESat-2 Satellite relies on Minus K negative-stiffness vibration isolation in testing

- Cryogenic Vibration Isolation: Sunken Treasure Surrounding The Coldest Cubic Meter In The Universe

- University of California Merced Relies on Negative Stiffness
for Microscale Friction Vibration Isolation

- Single-Atom Flakes & Quantum Electronics Vibration Isolation
- Eliminating Vibration Without Electricity or Compressed Air
- MInus K's Assist with the Building of the JWST Telescope?
-How much farther can JWST see than the Hubble?
-Why was it launched from near the equator?
-How cold does the JWST get in space?
-How did origami play into the trip?
-Why 24-karat gold on the mirrors?

- Minus K's 29th Anniversary on 2/1/22 | See Milestones & Timeline

- Motion Vibration Isolation via Negative-Stiffness Vibration Isolation

- 300 leading universities and private and government laboratories
in 52 countries use Minus K technology

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Spectrometer Isolation: Growth of Large Crystals for
Field-Portable Gamma Ray Spectrometers

"We are located in a basement. I could actually see somebody walking down the stairs through the walls with a seismometer. With the NSM Negative-Stiffness-Mechanisom system in place, I can't even tell when they are shelling at the nearby Fort Riley military base.".

December 2011 Legacy Article: At Kansas State University, a facility is dedicated to the research and development of new and innovative radiation detector technologies. The Semiconductor Materials and Radiological Technologies (SMART) Laboratory is the largest university-based radiation detection laboratory in the country. It focuses on the detection of neutrons and gamma-rays, primarily those from special nuclear material (SNM) for homeland security applications. SMART Lab investigates and fabricates a variety of detectors which include compact low-power neutron detectors, high-resolution room-temperature-operated semiconductor gamma ray spectrometers, pixelated devices for gamma ray or neutron imaging, and miniaturised gas-filled detectors. The laboratory builds detectors from start to finish in readily deployable packages for use in better securing borders from nuclear materials such as plutonium and uranium.

The gamma ray detection aspect of the laboratory's research is focused on the discovery and development of new dense, high-Z* semiconductor materials, such as cadmium zinc telluride (CdZnTe or CZT) and mercuric iodide (HgI2), and several scintillator materials including lanthanum tribromide (LaBr3) and cerium tribromide (CeBr3). Research conducted on large crystal growth with high-Z semiconductor and scintillator materials has produced large crystal ingot yields.

Gamma rays are electromagnetic radiation of high frequency (very short wavelength), that are produced by sub-atomic particle interactions such as electron-positron annihilation, radioactive decay, fusion and fission. Gamma radiation is highly penetrating photons, extremely energetic. To directly detect them is very difficult, however - a material with a high Z number is needed, representing a high number of neutrons and protons in the nucleus. Those nuclei tend to stop gamma rays much better than other elements such as hydrogen or helium, for example. A crystal with a high-Z number converts the gamma rays from electromagnetic waves to excited electrons. The electrons move through the crystal or create light, one or the other, and produce something that is possible to be detected. If a crystal is very uniform, very homogeneous - it can be determined that a gamma ray interacted in the crystal by the effect that is observed in it.

Growing giant crystals
At the SMART Laboratory, crystals of CdZnTe and the scintillator materials are grown via a vertical Bridgman furnace. In this process, molten material is directionally solidified from one end to the other to produce a large-volume ingot that is a single crystal. Methods to grow CdZnTe for gamma-ray spectrometers have been explored since the early 1990s, yet a reliable system to produce large crystals at an economical cost has not been achieved until relatively recently.

Higher ingot yields enable smaller, faster and more accurate sensors, and allow gamma-ray detectors to be more economical and field-portable - benefits that can have a significant impact on national security objectives. Radiation detectors using CZT can operate in direct-conversion (or photoconductive) mode at room temperature.

Essentially, SMART Lab researchers encapsulate the material to be grown inside of a quartz ampoule under vacuum. The quartz tube is put inside the furnace vertically bringing the material to a molten state between 500° - 1100°C. Then they very slowly freeze the material from bottom to top. If the thermal gradients are correctly performed, a large crystal will develop. Once the crystal is grown, it is extracted from the tube, trimmed to size with a diamond wire saw and polished to produce a detector.

Vibration Isolation
Critical to maximizing ingot yield is maintaining a stable crystal growth process through the elimination of external vibrations.

"The general consensus within the crystal growth community is that uncontrolled vibrations can destabilize the growth interface," says Professor Mark Harrison with SMART Lab. "As the material is freezing from bottom to top, there is an interface between liquid and solid, and it sets up a natural convection flow that is ideal for growing a big, single crystal. If a vibration disturbs the liquid directly above the forming crystal solid, it can change the convection patterns and multiple crystals will form from the previous single crystal. Which is contrary to our purpose of growing large, single crystals."

We looked into various active and air table vibration handling systems, and eventually selected Negative-Stiffness vibration isolation," continues Harrison..

Negative-stiffness mechanism (NSM) isolators have the flexibility of custom tailoring resonant frequencies vertically and horizontally. They employ a completely mechanical concept in low-frequency vibration isolation. Vertical-motion isolation is provided by a stiff spring that supports a weight load, combined with a NSM. The net vertical stiffness is made very low without affecting the static load-supporting capability of the spring.

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Featured Product: BM-4 Bench Top Vibration Isolation Platform

The BM-4: The most cost effective bench top platform capable of 1/2 Hz performance vertical and horizontal.
  • Can also be made cleanroom and vacuum capatible.
  • Vertical natural frequency of 1/2 Hz or less can be achieved over the entire load range.
  • Horizontal natural frequency is load dependent. 1/2 Hz or less can be achieved at or near the nominal load.
  • See Performance for a typical transmissibility curve with 1/2 Hz natural frequency.

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NASA's ICESat-2 Spacecraft relies with testing using Minus K vibration isolation
Inside a thermal vacuum chamber. No electrical cords required.

NASA’S Ice, Cloud and Land Elevation Satellite-2 (ICESat-2), which lifted off three years ago, has generated a comprehensive portrait of the complexities of ice sheet change and insights into the future of Greenland and Antarctica. The ICESat-2 measurements, when compared to the measurements taken by the original ICESat from 2003 to 2009, showed that in Antarctica the ice sheet is getting thicker in parts of the continent's interior, likely as a result of increased snowfall. But the massive loss of ice from the continent's margins (due to ocean warming) far outweighs any small gains in the interior.

ICESat-2 will measure ice heights in the polar regions

"The new analysis reveals the ice sheets' response to changes in climate with unprecedented detail, revealing clues as to why and how the ice sheets are reacting the way they are," said Alex Gardner, a glaciologist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory."

This is one of the first times that researchers have used laser altimetry to measure loss of the floating ice shelves around Antarctica simultaneously with loss of the continent's ice sheet. The researchers found ice shelves are losing mass in West Antarctica, where many of the continent's fastest-moving glaciers are located. Patterns of thinning over the ice shelves in West Antarctica show that Thwaites and Crosson ice shelves have thinned the most, an average of about 16-ft and 10-ft of ice per year, respectively.

In this technique, AFM tips or sharp needles can be employed to transfer small, femtoliter volumes of molecular solutions, or other liquid-based ink, to predefined locations on the surface of samples.

The vacuum chamber was configured with four vacuum compatible Minus K 800CM-1CV negative-stiffness vibration isolators to support the ATLAS instrument for the thermal vacuum testing. "The Minus K isolators' primary use was inside the thermal chambers which did not have as stable of a mounting surface as we would have liked," said Brian Simpson, mechanical lead for ATLAS testing. "The isolators were critical in cancelling out jitter introduced into our system by the facility."

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Sunken Treasure (2000 year old Ancient Roman lead ingots)
Surrounding The Coldest Cubic Meter In The Universe

Suspension of the cryostat uses three Minus K Negative-Stiffness vibration isolators

Case Study

November 2017 Legacy Article: The Cryogenic Underground Observatory for Rare Events (CUORE) is a 1-ton scale bolometric experiment that will examine a property of ghostly neutrinos by looking for a phenomenon called neutrinoless double beta decay. Revealing this process could be a clue as to why there is more matter than antimatter in the universe and show that neutrinos get their mass in a way thats different from all other particles.

Unlike ordinary beta decays, in which electrons and antineutrinos share energy, the neutrinoless double beta decay produces two electrons, but no neutrinos at all. It is as if the two antineutrinos that should have been produced annihilate one another inside the nucleus.

The Cryogenic Underground Observatory Cryostat

The cryostat consists of six nested vessels and shields. The three outermost ones are included in the outer Cryostat. Two of them (300 K and 4 K) are vacuum tight: the space between the 300 K and 4 K vessels constitutes the Outer Vacuum Chamber (OVC) of the cryostat and the 300 K vessel operates at room temperature. The volume inside the 4 K vessel represents the Inner Vacuum Chamber (IVC) and in normal running condition this vessel is thermalized to 4 K. Between the 300 K and 4 K vessel there is a thermal radiation shield at 40 K covered with a multi-layer aluminized superinsulation.

The entire cryostat is suspended from a heavy steel support structure, Main Support Plate (MSP) which bears the load of close to 20 tons, specifically the detector (~1 ton), thermal shields and flanges (~8 tons) and the internal lead shielding (~10 tons).

The detector suspension has been designed to minimize the transmission of mechanical vibrations both due to seismic noise and to the operation of cryocoolers and pumps. The suspension is a two stage low-frequency isolator fixed to a Y-beam above the cryostat, in the vertical direction, and a pendulum with a natural frequency of about 0.4Hz, in the horizontal direction. It must provide load path for the detector while minimizing the heat input and the vibration transmission.

The suspension is made up of three Minus K Negative-Stiffness vibration isolators and the Y-beam positioned on top of them which is mounted on top of the Main Support Plate (MSP). The detector is suspended by the Ybeam through three composite rods. The system formed by the Minus K isolators and the rest of the detector will behave like a spring-mass system with a cut-off frequency of 0.5Hz. The composite rods are be made of several 316LN stainless steel rods, with three copper thermal links connecting to 40K, 4K and Still plates. Also to minimize vibrational noise of the detector as much as possible there are independent suspensions for the vessels, dilution unit, and detector.

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University of California Merced Relies on
Negative Stiffness Vibration Isolator
from Minus K Technology

For accurate research into microscale friction
Case Study

Feb.2022 -- Elizabeth Valero, Editor CMM Magazine: Welcome to the first issue of 2022, which, it goes without saying, we all hope will be a significantly more positive year than the previous two. CMM has got off to a good start, with articles expected from new as well as old faces in the coming months, and I like to think this Is a sign of our continuance on the road back to normality.

First I thought I might highlight a case study on how a negative-stiffness vibration isolator from Minus-K Technology has enabled the School of Engineering at the University of California Merced (UC Merced) to isolate environmental vibrations and thus obtain precision microscale or, more specifically, micronewton friction measurements The school has been using a linear-reciprocating microtribometer to conduct valuable research into friction and wear on different material surfaces subjected to various loading and sliding speed conditions. In order to acquire measurements at (he micron level the microtribometer needs to be isolated from environmental vibrations, particularly very low hertz vibrations, these can be due to many factors from equipment and people inside the building to vehicles and construction noise outside of it.

The negative-stiffness vibration isolator replaced the vibration isolator the school initially used for its research but that proved inadequate. This is because the microtribometer demanded greater vibration Isolation for the measurement of friction in micronewtons. The ability of the negative-stiffness vibration isolator 1o achieve a significantly higher level of vibration isolation means The researchers can be confident that the friction response measured is attributable to the microtribometer's sliding contact. Moreover, they are able to study materials that have much lower frictions.

Microtribometer on a Miinus K Negative Stiffness Vibration Isolator (Courtesy of the UC Merced)

The School of Engineering at the University of California Merced (UC Merced) has been engaged In research focusing on applications of microscale friction measurements to better understand fundamental mechanisms underlying tribological phenomena. A critical end fundamental component of the school's research Is the Isolation of environmental vibrations utilizing a negative-stiffness vibration isolator from Minus K Technology which has enabled precision measurements of friction at micronewton magnitudes.

Whenever two surfaces are moving in contact with each other their behavior is influenced by friction. Smooth surfaces, even those polished lo a mirror finish, are not truly smooth on scales. They are rough, with sharp or rugged projections referred to as asperities.

Initially, the surfaces only touch at a few of these asperity points which cover only a very small portion of the surface area. Friction and wear originate at these points, so understanding their behavior becomes important when studying materials in contact.

The measurement of this fractional force between two surfaces is undertaken using a microtriborneter This instrument measures quantities, such as coefficient of friction and friction force between the two surfaces that are in contact These measurements can relate to a number of types of important properties of mechanical components, including energy efficiency.

The basic operation of a microtribometer involves a flat of spherical surface that is moved repetitively across the face of another material. An exact load is applied to the moving part for the duration of the test. Equipment and methods used to examine the surfaces before and after sliding include optical microscopes, scanning electron microscopes, optical interferometers and mechanical roughness testers. The final measurements show the wear on the material end are often used to determine its strength and longevity.

The need for vibration isolation
Microtribometer measurements at the micron level require isolation from ambient environmental vibrations, particularly very low hertz vibrations. Isolating a laboratory s sensitive instrumentation against low-frequency vibrations has become increasingly more vital to maintaining imaging quality and data Integrity.

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Negative-Stiffness Vibration Isolation Aids Quantum Electronic Research
Single-Atom Flakes & Quantum Electronics Vibration Isolation

Better understanding the character and properties of graphene, and similar two-dimensional materials, will advance their integration into improvements for semiconductors, electronics, photovoltaics, battery energy storage and many other applications.

One university laboratory that has been conducting research with graphene and other atomically-thin materials for some years is the Henriksen Research Group at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.

Our experiments entail the careful measurement of the electronic properties of thinly-layered materials, including both electronic transport and thermodynamic quantities, such as the magnetization and compressibility of electron gas, says Professor Erik Henriksen Ph.D., leading professor of the Henriksen Research Group. We also conduct measurements of the infrared absorption spectrum to probe the electronic structure directly.

The group searches for unusual and unexpected properties of low-dimensional materials, utilizing a combination of electronic, optical and thermodynamic measurement approaches to understand the novel quantum electronic phases that arise. The experiments are generally conducted at very low temperatures, fractions of a degree Kelvin above absolute zero, and in high magnetic fields, employing custom devices made of graphene or related crystals.

Single-Atom Flakes
We look at the physics of the layered graphene, where the layers are weakly bound, so they can be pulled apart, explains Henriksen. We isolate these very thin layers down to a single atom. Then, lift the graphene flakes from bulk graphite with adhesive tape, transferring them very carefully onto silicon wafers.

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Eliminating Vibration Without Electricity or Compressed Air
“Air supply and control and electrical connections aren’t needed. It’s also low weight and compact, making it easy to fit into the smaller footprint of our Sequel System.”

In its continuing efforts to revolutionize discovery-based research into complex biological systems, Pacific Biosciences has released its next generation of automated, long-read genomic sequencer with single molecule, real-time (SMRT) sequencing technology – the Sequel System.

In its continuing efforts to revolutionize discovery-based research into complex biological systems, Pacific Biosciences has released its next generation of automated, long-read genomic sequencer with single molecule, real-time (SMRT) sequencing technology – the Sequel System.

The Sequel System is very multifaceted in operation, says Kevin Lin, mechanical engineer at Pacific Biosciences. It encompasses robotics, chemical and biological processing, and photonics. Because its intended to be used in diverse settings within research and laboratory environments, excessive ambient vibrations could negatively influence the data sets. So, we needed to implement a vibration isolation component that not only isolated the sensitive components from vibrations, but also was sufficiently small, compact, and integrative.

Internal and external factors can create vibration issues from buildings housing the system including heating and ventilation systems, fans, pumps, elevators, adjacent road traffic, nearby construction, loud noise from aircraft, and weather conditions. These influences cause vibrations as low as 2Hz that can create strong disturbances in sensitive equipment.

With our earlier sequencer model, we used air tables for vibration isolation, which, for the most part, performed adequately, Lin says. But use of the Sequel System in more diverse locations, where low-frequency vibrations may be present to a greater or lesser degree, necessitated a vibration isolator that was compact enough to fit into our much smaller Sequel System and could effectively cancel out these low-frequency vibrations.

Negative-stiffness vibration isolation
Pacific Biosciences ultimately decided on negative-stiffness isolation to address their needs. Developed by Minus K Technology, negative-stiffness isolators use completely passive mechanical technology for low-frequency vibration isolation without using motors, pumps, or chambers, making them zero maintenance. Because of their very high vibration isolation efficiencies, particularly in the low frequencies, negative-stiffness vibration isolation systems enable vibration- sensitive instruments, such as the Sequel System, to operate in severe low-vibration environments that wouldnt be practical with top-performance air tables and other vibration-mitigation technologies...

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MInus K's Assist with the Building of the JWST Telescope

All of the JWST systems-level cryogenic vacuum tests were performed at the NASA Johnson Space Center’s (JSC) Chamber-A. It is now the largest high-vacuum, cryogenic-optical test chamber in the world, and made famous for testing the space capsules for NASA's Apollo mission, with and without the mission crew. It is 55 feet (16.8 meters) in diameter by 90 feet (27.4 meters) tall. The door weighs 40 tons and is opened and closed hydraulically. The air in the chamber weighs 25 tons, when all the air is removed the mass left inside will be the equivalent of half of a staple.

Diagram of the Cyrogenic Chamber in which the JWST was tested for space.

For three years, NASA JSC engineers built and remodeled the chambers interior for the temperature needed to test the James Webb Space Telescope. Chamber A was retrofitted with the helium shroud, inboard of the existing liquid-nitrogen shroud and is capable of dropping the chambers temperature farther down than ever, which is 11 degrees above absolute zero (11 Kelvin, -439.9 Fahrenheit or -262.1 Celsius).

A key addition to Chamber A was the addition of a set of six custom Minus K negative-stiffness vibration isolators. The Minus K passive isolators do not require air and offer better isolation than air and active isolation systems. A major factor in the selection of the of the vibration isolators was that they not only isolate vibration vertically, but also horizontally at less than 1 Hz.

JWST was designed to work in space where the disturbances are highly controlled and only come from the spacecraft, while on Earth with all the ground-based disturbances, such as the pumps and motors, and even traffic driving by can affect the testing. The Minus K vibration isolators provided dynamic isolation from external vibration sources to create a near flight-like disturbance environment.

The isolators utilize Minus K's patented Thermal Responsive Element (TRE) compensator device, a passive mechanical device, requiring no air or electricity just like the isolators. The TRE compensator adjusted the isolators as the temperature changes throughout the testing at JSC, keeping the JWST in the proper position.

The Critical Design Review for Spacecraft-to-Optical Telescope Element vibration isolation system was completed one month earlier than scheduled at the end of 2011. The six Minus K negative-stiffness vibration isolators were installed on top of Johnson Space Centers Thermal Vacuum Chamber A in March 2014.

JWST needed a support structure inside the vacuum chamber to hold equipment for the testing. Engineers installed a massive steel platform suspended from the six vibration isolators via steel rods about 60 feet long (18.2 meters) each and about 1.5 inches (or 38.1 mm) in diameter, to hold the telescope and key pieces of test equipment. The sophisticated optical telescope test equipment included an interferometer, auto-collimating flat mirrors, and a system of photogrammetry precision surveying cameras in precise relative alignment inside the chamber while isolated from any sources of vibration, such as the flow of nitrogen and helium inside the shroud plumbing and the rhythmic pulsing of vacuum pumps.

Minus K's Involvement continued...

-How much farther can JWST see than the Hubble?
-Why was it launched from near the equator?
-How cold does the JWST get in space?
-How did origami play into the trip?
-Why 24-karat gold on the mirrors?

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Our 29th Anniversary is on 2/1/22
See the Milestones & Timeline 1993-2022

Founded in 1993

Minus K Technology Opens

Minus K Technology opens for business in
February 1993

Minus K's original SM-1 patented Negative-Stiffness passive vibration isolator. This was the first commercialy available vibration isolator offering 0.5 Hz natural frequencies for both vertically and horizontally. This was accomplished without the use of air compressors, computer componets or electricity.

The isolator could be used alone, or in conjunction with other units, and could be engineered directly into a system.

Original SM-1 Vibration Isolator

Our 29th Anniversary is on 2/1/22
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What are negative-stiffness vibration isolators?

Horizontal & Vertical Isolation
via Negative-Stiffness Vibration Isolation

Notice that between points A and B, displacement is increasing while force is decreasing. Thus, the structure’s stiffness is negative in that region.

Negative-stiffness vibration isolators consist of a horizontal isolator and a vertical isolator connected in series. To counter motions that involve rotation (pitch and roll), a tilt motion pad can also be connected in series with the horizontal and vertical isolators.

The horizontal isolator consists of two fixed-free vertical beams (columns) supporting a weight. The weight imparts both eccentric (off-axis) axial compressive load and a transverse bending load. This phenomenon is referred to as the beam-column effect and causes the lateral bending stiffness of the beams to decrease. In effect, the isolator is acting as a horizontal spring with a negative-stiffness mechanism.

The horizontal isolator is designed to take advantage of the beam-column effect, allowing it to act like a negative-stiffness mechanism.

Vertical motion is addressed using two horizontal flexures loaded in compression, which form a negative-stiffness mechanism. The flexures are supported at their outer ends and connected to a stiff spring at their inner ends. The stiffness of the isolator is determined by the design of the flexures and by their compressive load.

Two flexures, fixed at their outer ends and connected to a spring at their inner ends, form a negative-stiffness mechanism that isolates equipment from vertical motion due to vibrations.

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Press Release:
New Ultra-Thin CT-2 Low-Frequency Vibration Isolation Platform Adapts
to Space Constraints in Critical Micro- and Nano-Microscopy

(replaces the CT-1)

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