NANOSENSORS™ AR5-NCLR AFM tips are designed for non-contact or tapping mode AFM. The NCL probe is designed for SPM systems requiring a minimum AFM cantilever length > 125 µm or a resonance frequency of less than 400 kHz. Compared to the high frequency non-contact type NCH the maximum scanning speed is slightly reduced. This AFM cantilever type combines high operation stability with outstanding sensitivity and fast scanning ability.
For measurements on samples with sidewall angles approaching 90° NANOSENSORS™ produces specially tailored AFM tips. These AFM tips are FIB (Focused Ion Beam) milled to achieve a high aspect ratio portion better than 5:1 at the end of the common silicon AFM tip. This subtractive method of producing the high aspect ratio needle offers the advantage of high lateral stiffness and rigidity of the AFM tip.
The AFM probe offers unique features:
This AFM probe features alignment grooves on the back side of the holder chip.