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PointProbe® Plus XY-alignment Non-Contact / Soft Tapping Mode- Reflex Coating

The XY-auto-alignment probes for Non-Contact / Soft Tapping mode application with a Reflex coating extend the plug-and-fit alignment concept of the Alignment Chip (ALIGN) to 150 µm short cantilevers optimized for non-contact / soft tapping mode applications. Probe exchange with a tip repositioning accuracy of better than ± 8 µmis possible for all probes of the XY-alignment probes series - independent of their cantilever length. This series is adjusted to the tip position of probes with a cantilever length of 225 µm.

As a matter of course, the features of the proven Point Probe® Plus series such as high application versatility, compatibility with most commercial SPMs, extremely low and reproducible tip radius as well as a precisely defined tip shape are maintained. The typical tip radius of less than 7 nm and the minimized variation in tip shape provide more reproducible images and enhanced resolution.

NANOSENSORS™ PPP-XYNCSTR AFM probes are designed for non-contact or soft tapping mode imaging. The combination of soft cantilever and fairly high resonance frequency enables stable and fast measurements with reduced tip-sample interaction. This feature significantly reduces tip wear and sample wear at the same time.

The probe offers unique features:

The reflex coating is an approximately 30 nm thick aluminum coating on the detector side of the cantilever which enhances the reflectivity of the laser beam by a factor of about 2.5. Furthermore it prevents light from interfering within the cantilever. The virtually stress-free coating is bending the cantilever less than 3.5% of the cantilever length.

Cantilever data:

Property Nominal Value Specified Range
Thickness /µm 2.8 1.8 - 3.8
Mean Width /µm 27 19.5 - 34.5
Length /µm 150 140 - 160
Force Constant /(N/m) 7.4 1.2 - 29
Resonance Frequency /kHz 160 75 - 265

Order codes and shipping units:

Order Code Number of AFM probes per pack Data sheet Coating
PPP-XYNCSTR-10 10 of all probes reflex
PPP-XYNCSTR-20 20 of all probes reflex
PPP-XYNCSTR-50 50 without reflex

Product screencast NANOSENSORS™ XY-Alignment Series

Product Screencast on the NANOSENSORS™ PointProbe® Plus XY-Alignment Series, held by the head of NANOSENSORS™ R&D department Thomas Sulzbach.
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