Spike up a Silicon Nitride AFM tip for high topography biology and life science imaging

Standard SiN AFM probes may have a lot of advantages for using them in your liquid cell measurements. But they also have their limits when it comes to high topographies on cells or other bio samples due to their relatively wide opening angle and the small 3µm tip height.

By teaming up with nanotools in Germany NANOSENSORS is able to offer you a “spiked-up” AFM tip – a silicon nitride probe with a long (10 µm) spike made of high density carbon grown on top of it – called Biotool XXL.

Customized versions such as other tip lengths or other cantilevers are also possible.

For more information please have a look at the NANOSENSORS special developments list or contact us at info@nanosensors.com

Biotool XXL AFM tip for high topography AFM imaging in biology
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NANOSENSORS Q30K-Plus – Silicon AFM probes for UHV applications

Did you already know that NANOSENSORS offers four different kinds of AFM probes especially designed for use in UHV applications?

For high sensitivity and a good signal to noise ratio these probes are featuring a Q-factor of over 30,000 (up to 50,000) under UHV conditions and a high reflectivity (even at wavelength of over 800nm).

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