Inprentus designs, manufactures, and sells x-ray and EUV diffraction gratings for use in synchrotron radiation facilities and industrial applications.
Inprentus was founded in June 2012 by University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign physics professor Peter Abbamonte to commercialize an innovative, dual-atomic microscope scribing technology, which is a technique for carrying out nano-scale lithography via mechanical deformation of metallic surfaces.
Learn more at https://www.inprentus.com/.
Products made by Inprentus: Custom Blazed Diffraction Gratings
Fun facts about the company:
- They sell their gratings to customers around the world, including China, Japan, Australia, India, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, and Brazil.
- In June 2020 they created their largest grating ever (and the largest one that they know of in existence!) – measuring over 1/2 meter long, or about 20 inches.
- Their gratings are ruled with a density of up to 6,000 lines per millimeter (meaning that they are able to scribe 6,000 lines in just 1 tiny millimeter).