Webinars: NanoFrazor

Nanoscale Heating and Non-invasive Patterning

Speaker: Dr Anya Grushina, Heidelberg Instruments Nano



  • Learn how the tip heater is calibrated and can be set with 1K resolution
  • Understand how heat spreads at the nanoscale and about the effective temperature of the tip-sample contact
  • Discover new opportunities for material science through ultra-fast heating and cooling
  • Explore ultra-high-resolution patterning made possible by highly localized heating
  • Understand why even a very sensitive substrate material can stay completely unharmed during standard NanoFrazor lithography
  • Check out examples where this non-invasive lithography concept makes a tremendous difference for device performance compared to electron beam lithography
  • Pick up opportunities for the nanolithography process inside a glovebox  


Presentation: 15 min

Q&A: 15 min

Webinar recording

Speaker's Bio:

Anya Grushina holds a B.Sc in Applied Physics and Mathematics from the South Ural State University in Russia and an M.Sc in Nanobiophysics from the Dresden University of Technology, Germany. In 2015, she received a PhD in Physics from the University of Geneva where she worked on quantum electronics and graphene physics in the group of Prof. Morpurgo. Anya was working as a Science Journalist for a Russian popular science magazine "Science and Life" and as an application engineer for FemtoTools before she joined Heidelberg Instruments Nano in 2018.

At Heidelberg Instruments, Anya Grushina is part of the sales and marketing team. Her responsibility is to make the unique capabilities of our product portfolio known to a broad community. She is also the editor-in-chief of the newly launched magazine “The Lithographer”.


Webinar Series description

The “NanoFrazor Technology” webinars will explain the main features and limitations of NanoFrazor lithography. They will be hosted by the key experts of our R&D teams. You will learn how our technology works, and where and why it is superior or inferior to conventional nanolithography techniques. We will also share the results and insights of our ongoing development projects.

The “NanoFrazor Applications” series will show examples from different application fields, where the NanoFrazor was used to fabricate unique nanopatterns and devices. The guest speakers - scientists who actively use NanoFrazor - will talk about their work and recent results.

The “NanoFrazor Sales” webinars will focus on NanoFrazor products. We will talk about hardware components and software features of the NanoFrazor systems. We will also cover the cost-of-ownership and how to receive a quick return on investment. Finally, we will also offer a dedicated webinar where you will learn about the various funding options for NanoFrazor systems and how to maximize your chances to get your funding proposal accepted.


Test yourself and win! After each webinar, you can test what you have learned in a short multiple-choice questions challenge. With 10 or more successful tests, you will receive a small prize and a unique Nanofabrication Guru certificate.