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Type: Arrow™ FMR

Force Modulation Mode - Reflex Coating

Cantilever Data ValueRange*
Resonance Frequency 75 kHz58 - 97
Force Constant 2.8 N/m1.4 - 5.8
Length 240 µm235 - 245
Mean Width 35 µm30 - 40
Thickness 3.0 µm2.5 - 3.5

Product Description

Optimized positioning through maximized tip visibility

NanoWorld Arrow™ FM probes are designed for Force Modulation Mode imaging. The Force Constant of the FM type fills the gap between Contact and Non-Contact probes. Furthermore Non-Contact / TappingMode™ imaging is possible with this AFM probe.

All SPM and AFM probes of the Arrow™ series are made from monolithic silicon which is highly doped to dissipate static charge. They are chemically inert and offer a high mechanical Q-factor for high sensitivity. These probes feature a rectangular cantilever with a triangular free end and a tetrahedral tip with a typical height of 10 - 15 µm.

Additionally, this probe offers a tip radius of curvature of less than 10 nm.

The unique Arrow™ shape with the tip position at the very end of the cantilever allows easy positioning of the tip on the area of interest.

A trapezoidal cross section of the cantilever and therefore 30% wider (e.g. NCH) cantilever detector side result in easier and faster laser adjustment. Additionally, because there is simply more space to place and reflect the laser beam, a higher SUM signal is reached.

Coating Description

Aluminum Reflex Coating

The aluminum reflex coating consists of a 30 nm thick aluminum layer deposited on the detector side of the cantilever which enhances the reflectance of the laser beam by a factor of 2.5. Furthermore it prevents light from interfering within the cantilever.

Order Codes and Packages Sizes

 Order Code Quantity Data Sheet
ARROW-FMR-10 10 Nominal values
ARROW-FMR-20 20 Nominal values
ARROW-FMR-50 50 Nominal values
ARROW-FMR-W 380 Nominal values

Product Screencast

Product Screencast on NanoWorld Arrow™ Silicon AFM Probes
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