SuperSharpSilicon™ - Non-contact / Tapping™ mode - Long Cantilever
|Resonance Frequency||190 kHz||160 - 210 kHz|
|Force Constant||48 N/m||31 - 71 N/m|
|Length||225 µm||220 - 230 µm|
|Mean Width||38 µm||33 - 43 µm|
|Thickness||7 µm||6.5 - 7.5 µm|
This AFM probe has alignment grooves on the back side of the support chip.
SuperSharpSilicon™ Tip (SSS)
NanoWorld® Pointprobe® NCL probes are designed for non-contact or tapping mode imaging and offer an alternative to our high frequency non-contact type NCH. The NCL type is recommended if the feedback loop of the microscope does not accept high frequencies or if the detection system needs a minimum cantilever length (> 125 µm). This probe combines high operation stability with outstanding sensitivity. Compared to the high frequency non-contact type NCH the maximum scanning speed is slightly reduced.
All SPM and AFM probes of the Pointprobe® 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. The tip is shaped like a polygon based pyramid with a typical height of 10 - 15 µm.
For enhanced resolution of nanostructures and microroughness we have developed an advanced tip manufacturing process leading to unrivalled sharpness of the SuperSharpSilicon™ tip.
This probe offers unique features:
- Typical tip radius of curvature of 2 nm
- Guaranteed tip radius of curvature 5 nm (yield >80%)
- Half cone angle < 10° at the last 200 nm of the tip
For applications allowing higher resonance frequencies or a shorter cantilever length we recommend our Pointprobe® type SSS-NCH.
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.
Tip shape: Supersharp
NanoWorld® Pointprobe® SuperSharpSilicon™ Tip (SSS) Screencast
For detailed information about our AFM probe product series please see below: