PPP-CONTSCAuD

PointProbe® Plus Contact Mode Short Cantilever -Au Coating (Detector Side)

The new PointProbe® Plus (PPP) combines the well-known features of the proven PointProbe® series such as high application versatility and compatibility with most commercial SPMs with a further reduced and more reproducible tip radius as well as a more defined tip shape. The typical tip radius of less than 7 nm and the minimized variation in tip shape provide more reproducible images and enhanced resolution.

The NANOSENSORS™ PPP-CONTSCAuD is an alternative cantilever type for contact mode applications. The length of cantilever is reduced with respect to the preferred contact mode type enabling easier exchange with non-contact mode probes for some AFM instruments. Additionally, this probe type allows the application for lateral or friction force mode.

The probe offers unique features:

  • guaranteed tip radius of curvature < 10 nm
  • tip height 10 - 15 µm
  • highly doped silicon to dissipate static charge
  • Au coating on detector side of cantilever
  • chemically inert
  • alignment grooves on backside of silicon holder chip
  • precise alignment of the cantilever position (within +/- 2 µm) when used with the Alignment Chip
  • compatible with PointProbe® Plus XY-Alignment Series

A metallic layer (gold) is coated 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 2 % of the cantilever length.

This AFM probe features alignment grooves on the back side of the holder chip. These grooves fit to the NANOSENSORS Alignment Chip.

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Cantilever data:
Property Nominal Value Specified Range
Resonance Frequency [kHz] 25 1 - 57
Force Constant [N/m] 0.2 0.01 - 1.87
Length [µm] 225 215 - 235
Mean Width [µm] 48 40 - 55
Thickness [µm] 1 0.1 - 2
Order codes and shipping units:
Order Code AFM probes per pack Data sheet
PPP-CONTSCAuD-10 10 of all probes
NANOSENSORS™ PointProbe® Plus AFM Probes