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USC-F0.3-k0.3-10 Box of 10 AFM Probes
980.00 USD
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Ultra-Short Cantilever (USC) mainly dedicated to High-Speed AFM applications in liquid

Manufacturer: NanoWorld

Coating: Reflex Gold
AFM tip shape: Cone Shaped, EBD
AFM Cantilever
F 300 kHz
C 0.3 N/m
L 20 µm
*nominal values


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NanoWorld Ultra-Short Cantilevers (USC) for High-Speed AFM (HS-AFM) combine very small AFM cantilevers capable of resonating in the MHz regime and a very sharp and wear resistant AFM tip.
The AFM cantilever of the USC series is rectangular and made of a quartz-like material. A gold layer is deposited on both sides of the AFM cantilever in order to enhance the reflectance of the laser beam, but the AFM tip remains uncoated.

The wear resistant AFM tip has been developed together with nanotools GmbH and sustains high velocity scans over long distances. It is made of High Density Carbon/Diamond Like Carbon (HDC/DLC) material which is hard and wear resistant. It has a height of 2.5 microns and a radius of curvature smaller than 10 nm. The aspect ratio is in the order of 5 : 1 and the tilt compensation is 8° ensuring more symmetric AFM images.

The silicon support chip is of standard dimensions (1.6 mm x 3.4 mm x 0.3 mm). Additionally it has etched and lowered corners in order to avoid contact between the support chip and the sample when scanning. Moreover it features alignment grooves on the back side of the silicon support chip which ensure replacement of the AFM probes without major adjustment of the laser beam when used in conjunction with the alignment chip.

The type USC-F0.3-k0.3 is mainly designed for High-Speed AFM applications in liquid but can also be used for applications in air (depending on the application).

This product features alignment grooves on the back side of the holder chip.

Gold Reflex Coating

The gold reflex coating consists of a 30 nm thick gold layer deposited on both sides of the cantilevers which enhances the reflectance of the laser beam. Furthermore it prevents light from interfering within the cantilever. As the coating is almost stress-free the bending of the cantilevers due to stress is less than 2 degrees

The tip remains uncoated.

AFM Tip:

  • AFM Cantilever:

  • Beam
  • 0.3 N/m (0.2 - 0.5 N/m)*
  • 300 kHz (200 - 400 kHz)*
  • 20 µm (19 - 21 µm)*
  • 10 µm (9.5 - 10.5 µm)*
  • 0.19 µm ( 0.17 - 0.21 µm)*
  • * typical range