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NanoWorld AFM Probes
Arrow™ Silicon AFM Probes
Optimized positioning through maximized tip visibility

Our new Arrow™ probes are designed for easy tip positioning and high resolution imaging. They fit to all well-known commercial SPMs (Scanning Probe Microscopes). The AFM probe consists of a holding chip with a cantilever which has a tetrahedral tip at its triangular free end.

The probe is entirely made of monolithic, highly doped silicon.

You can find further information on the following page:

  • General Description Arrow™ Silicon-SPM-Probes

  • Complete NanoWorld AFM Probes Brochure is available for download here. 




    Application Type Tip Side Coating Back Side Coating Force Constant Res. Frequency
    Contact Mode Arrow™ CONT none none 0.2 N/m 14 kHz
    Arrow™ CONTR none Reflex
    Arrow™ CONTPt PtIr5 PtIr5
    Non contact / tapping mode Arrow™ NC none none 42 N/m 285 kHz
    Arrow™ NCR none Reflex
    Arrow™ NCPt PtIr5 PtIr5
    Non contact / tapping mode
    ultra high frequency
    Arrow™ UHF none Reflex --- 2000 kHz
    Arrow™ UHFAuD none Gold
    Force modulation mode Arrow™ FM none none 2.8 N/m 75 kHz
    Arrow™ FMR none Reflex
    Arrow™ EFM PtIr5 PtIr5
    Tipless cantilevers and
    cantilever arrays
    Arrow™ TL1 (1 cantilever) none none 0.03 N/m 6 kHz
    Arrow™ TL1Au (1 cantilever) Gold none
    Arrow™ TL2 (2 cantilevers) none none
    Arrow™ TL2Au (2 cantilevers) Gold none
    Arrow™ TL8 (8 cantilevers) none none
    Arrow™ TL8Au (8 cantilevers) Gold none
    All data are subject to change without notice.
    All data are typical values, for guaranteed specifications see detailed description of probe type.

    In addition, special silicon AFM probes can be designed and manufactured upon customer's request.
    Please contact our development team at

    Available Coatings for the Arrow™ series

    Reflex Coating

    • 30 nm thick Aluminum coating on the backside
    • enhances reflectance of the laser beam by a factor of 2.5
    • prevents light from interfering within the cantilever

    PtIr5 Coating

    • 25nm thick double layer of chromium and platinum iridium5
    • layer on both sides of the product
    • the layer enhances the conductivity and allows electrical contact

    Other Coatings

    The probes of the Arrow™ series can also be supplied with other proven coatings from the
    Pointprobe® series (e.g. gold coating) upon request.
    For availability and price please contact your local distributor.
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