PPP-XYNCHR

PointProbe® Plus XY-alignment Non-Contact / Tapping Mode - High Resonance Frequency - Reflex Coating

The XY-auto-alignment probes for Non-Contact / Tapping mode application (High resonance frequency) with a Reflex coating extend the plug-and-fit alignment concept of the Alignment Chip (ALIGN) to 125 µm short cantilevers optimized for high speed non-contact / tapping mode applications. Probe exchange with a tip repositioning accuracy of better than ± 8 µm is 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-NCHR AFM probes are designed for non-contact mode or tapping mode AFM (also known as: attractive or dynamic mode). This type of AFM probe combines high operation stability with outstanding sensitivity and fast scanning ability.

The probe offers unique features:

  • guaranteed tip radius of curvature < 10 nm
  • tip height 10 - 15 µm
  • highly doped silicon to dissipate static charge
  • Al coating on detector side of cantilever
  • chemically inert
  • high mechanical Q-factor for high sensitivity
  • tip repositioning accuracy of better than ± 8 µm (in combination with Alignment Chip)
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] 330 204 - 497
Force Constant [N/m] 42 10 - 130
Length [µm] 125 115 - 135
Mean Width [µm] 30 22.5 - 37.5
Thickness [µm] 4 3 - 5
Order codes and shipping units:
Order Code AFM probes per pack Data sheet
PPP-XYNCHR-10 10 of all probes
PPP-XYNCHR-20 20 of all probes
PPP-XYNCHR-50 50
NANOSENSORS™ XY-Alignment Series