Quick Selection Table

Type Application Force constant
[N/m]
Resonance
frequency
[kHz]
Coatings Special tip versions
Contact qp-CONT
Contact Mode,
Biological Applications / Soft Contact Measurement,
Fluid Tapping / AC Mode
0.1 30 Partial Au
qp-SCONT
Soft Contact Mode,
Biological Applications / Soft Contact Measurement,
Lateral / Friction Force Microscopy,
Fluid Tapping / AC Mode
0.01 11 Partial Au
qp-BioAC
3 cantilevers
Biological Applications / Soft Contact Measurement,
Fluid Tapping / AC Mode
CB1: 0.3
CB2: 0.1
CB3: 0.06
CB1: 90
CB2: 50
CB3: 30
Partial Au
qp-BioAC-CI
3 cantilevers
Special tip shape for live cell imaging
Biological Applications / Soft Contact Measurement,
Fluid Tapping / AC Mode
CB1: 0.3
CB2: 0.1
CB3: 0.06
CB1: 90
CB2: 50
CB3: 30
Partial Au
qp-BioT
2 cantilevers
Biological Applications / Soft Contact Measurement,
Fluid Tapping / AC Mode
CB1: 0.3
CB2: 0.08
CB1: 50
CB2: 20
Partial Au
PtSi-CONT
Electrostatic Force Microscopy / Electrical Measurement
0.2 13 PtSi
(reflective)
Platinum Silicide
ATEC-CONT
Contact Mode
0.2 15 AuPtIr5
(optional)
PPP-CONT
Contact Mode
0.2 13 Reflex, AuD, Au, PtIr5PtSi (optional) DT, CDT, RTTL
PPP-CONTSC
Contact Mode
(short cantilever)
0.2 25 Reflex, AuD, AuPtIr5 (optional)
PPP-XYCONTR
Contact Mode,
XY-Alignment Compatible
0.2 13 Reflex
TL-CONT
Tipless Cantilever for Probe Modification
0.2 13 Tipless
PL2-CONTR
Plateau Tip
0.2 13 Reflex Plateau
PPP-ZEILR
Contact Mode
(Seiko or Zeiss Veritect)
1.6 27 Reflex
Non-contact qp-fast
3 cantilevers
Fast / High Speed Scanning,
Standard Tapping / NC / AC Mode,
Soft Tapping / NC / AC Mode
CB1: 80
CB2: 30
CB3: 15
CB1: 800
CB2: 420
CB3: 250
Partial Au
qp-HBC
Scan Asyst®* Peak Force Tapping®*
0.5 60 Reflex
qp-BioAC
3 cantilevers
Biological Applications / Soft Contact Measurement,
Fluid Tapping / AC Mode
CB1: 0.3
CB2: 0.1
CB3: 0.06
CB1: 90
CB2: 50
CB3: 30
Partial Au
qp-BioAC-CI
3 cantilevers
Special tip shape for live cell imaging
Biological Applications / Soft Contact Measurement,
Fluid Tapping / AC Mode
CB1: 0.3
CB2: 0.1
CB3: 0.06
CB1: 90
CB2: 50
CB3: 30
Partial Au
qp-BioT
2 cantilevers
Biological Applications / Soft Contact Measurement,
Fluid Tapping / AC Mode
CB1: 0.3
CB2: 0.08
CB1: 50
CB2: 20
Partial Au
PtSi-NCH
Electrostatic Force Microscopy / Electrical Measurement,
Long Lifetime / Hardened AC AFM Probes
42 330 PtSi (reflective) Platinum Silicide
ATEC-NC
Tapping / NC / AC Mode
45 335 AuPtIr5 (optional)
PPP-NCH
Tapping / NC / AC Mode,
Vacuum NC / AC Mode
(high frequency)
42 330 Reflex, AuD, Au, PtIr5PtSi (optional) SSS, AR5T, AR5, AR10T, AR10, DT, CDT, RTTL
PPP-XYNCHR
Tapping / NC / AC Mode,
XY-Alignment Compatible
(high frequency)
42 330 Reflex
PPP-QNCHR
Non-Contact / Tapping / AC Mode,
Vacuum NC / AC Mode
(high frequency, high quality factor)
42 330 Reflex
TL-NCH
Tipless Cantilever for Probe Modification
42 330 Tipless
PL2-NCH
Plateau Tip
(high frequency)
42 330 Relex (optional) Plateau
PPP-NCL
Tapping / NC / AC Mode
(long cantilever)
48 190 Reflex, AuD, AuPtIr5 (optional) SSS, AR5, DT, CDTTL
TL-NCL
Tipless Cantilever for Probe Modification
(long cantilever)
48 190 Tipless
PL2-NCL
Plateau Tip
(long cantilever)
48 190 Reflex (optional) Plateau
PPP-NCST
Soft Tapping / NC / AC Mode
7.4 160 Reflex, AuD, AuPtIr5 (optional)
PPP-XYNCSTR
Soft Tapping / NC / AC Mode,
XY Alignment Compatible
7.4 160 Reflex
PPP-SEIH
Soft Tapping / NC / AC Mode,
(Seiko or Zeiss Veritect)
15 130 Reflex (optional) SSS
Special ATEC-FM
Force Modulation Mode
2.8 85 Au, PtIr5 (optional)
PtSi-FM
Electrostatic Force Microscopy / Electrical Measurement,
Long Lifetime / Hardened AC AFM Probe
2.8 75 PtSi (reflective) Platinum Silicide
PPP-LFMR
Contact Mode,
Lateral / Friction Force Microscopy
0.2 23 Reflex
PPP-FM
Force Modulation Mode,
Vacuum NC / AC Mode
2.8 75 Reflex, AuD, Au, PtSiPtIr5 (optional) SSS, DT, CDT, RTTL
PPP-QFMR
Force Modulation Mode,
Vacuum NC / AC Mode 
(high quality factor)
2.8 75 Reflex
TL-FM
Tipless Cantilever for Probe Modification
2.8 75 Tipless
PL2-FM
Plateau Tip
2.8 75 Reflex (optional) Plateau
PPP-EFM
Electrostatic Force Microscopy / Electrical Measurement
2.8 75 PtIr5
PPP-MFMR
Magnetic Force Microscopy
2.8 75 Hard magnetic, Reflex SSS
PPP-LM-MFMR
Magnetic Force Microscopy
(low moment)
2.8 75 Hard magnetic, Reflex
PPP-LC-MFMR
Magnetic Force Microscopy
(low coercivity)
2.8 75 Soft magnetic, Reflex
PPP-QLC-MFMR
Magnetic Force Microscopy
(low coercivity, high quality factor)
2.8 75 Soft magnetic, Reflex
SSS-MFMR
Magnetic Force Microscopy
(high resolution)
2.8 75 Hard magnetic, Reflex SSS
SSS-QMFMR
Magnetic Force Microscopy
(high resolution, high quality factor)
2.8 75 Hard magnetic, Reflex SSS