PYREX NITRIDE AFM PROBES

Leading edge in sharpness and durability

Pyrex-Nitride Tip Close-up

Pyrex-Nitride
Triangular Cantilevers 3D Sketch

Pyrex-Nitride
Rectangular (Diving Board)
Cantilevers 3D Sketch

Pyrex-Nitride
Triangular Single Cantilevers for PeakForce Tapping™* and ScanAsyst®* mode 3D Sketch

 

General

  • SPM and AFM probes for a wide range of applications in contact mode or dynamic mode
  • fit to all well-known commercial SPMs and AFMs
    silicon nitride cantilevers and tips
  • cantilevers are supported by a support chip made of pyrex-glass
  • delivered as separated single support chips for easy handling

Material Features

  • low-stress silicon nitride for lowest cantilever bending
  • excellent hardness for wear resistance and extended lifetime

Cantilevers

  • multi-lever versions with either four rectangular cantilevers or four triangular cantilevers
  • single lever version with one triangular cantilever(compatible with PeakForce Tapping™* and ScanAsyst®* mode)
  • gold reflex coating on the detector side of the cantilevers
  • stress compensated with bending below 2°

Support Chip

  • support chip made of pyrex-glass (3.4 mm x 1.6 mm x 0.5 mm)
  • easy handling due to single support chips

Tips

  • oxide sharpened pyramidal tips
  • tip height 3.5 µm and radius of curvature typically < 10 nm
  • macroscopic half-cone angles 35°

Package Sizes

  • packages of 20 or 50 AFM probes

AVAILABLE COATINGS

Gold Coating

  • 70 nm thick gold reflex coating on the detector
    side of the cantilevers enhances reflectance of the laser beam
  • optional 35 nm thick gold coating on the tip
    side (front side) of the cantilevers

PYREX-NITRIDE AFM PROBES

Triangular Cantilevers (PNP-TR)
Diving Board Shaped Cantilevers (PNP-DB)
Single Triangular Cantilever (PNP-TRS)

 

Triangular Cantilevers
(PNP-TR)

  • triangular shaped cantilevers
  • multi-lever design
  • 4 cantilevers per chip, 2 long and 2 short cantilevers
  • gold reflex coating on the detector side of the cantilevers
  • available with gold coating on both sides of the probe
Cantilever # 1 2
Shape Triangular
Resonance Frequency 67 kHz 17 kHz
Force Constant 0.32 N/m 0.08 N/m
Length 100 µm 200 µm
Width 2 x 13.5 µm 2 x 28 µm
Thickness 0.5 µm 0.5 µm

Diving Board Cantilevers
(PNP-DB)

  • rectangular diving board shaped cantilevers
  • multi-lever design
  • 4 cantilevers per chip, 2 long and 2 short cantilevers
  • gold reflex coating on the detector side of the cantilevers

 

Cantilever # 1 2
Shape Rectangular
Resonance Frequency 67 kHz 17 kHz
Force Constant 0.48 N/m 0.06 N/m
Length 100 µm 200 µm
Width 40 µm 40 µm
Thickness 0.5 µm 0.5 µm

Single Triangular Cantilever
(PNP-TRS)

  • single triangular shaped cantilevers
  • one cantilever per chip
  • gold reflex coating on the detector side of the cantilever
  • designed for PeakForce Tapping™* and ScanAsyst® Mode*

 

 

Cantilever # 1
Shape Triangular
Resonance Frequency 67 kHz
Force Constant 0.32 N/m
Length 100 µm
Width 2 x 13.5 µm
Thickness 0.5 µm

PNP Tipless (PNP-TR-TL)

  • triangular Pyrex-Nitride probes are also available in a tipless version
  • gold reflex coating on the detector side of the cantilevers
  • available with gold coating on both sides of the probe

 

 



Pyrex-Nitride AFM Probe
Triangular Tipless Cantilevers

 

 



Pyrex-Nitride AFM Probe
Triangular Tipless Long Cantilever Close-up

 



Pyrex-Nitride AFM Probe
Triangular Tipless Short Cantilever Close-up

 




 

 

* PeakForce Tapping™ and ScanAsyst® are registered trademarks of Bruker Corp.