Silicon Nitride Probes - Types and Applications of Silicon Nitride Probes from Applied Nanostructures

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About Applied NanoStructures
Introduction
HYDRA2R-50N Series
HYDRA2R-100N Series
HYDRA4V-100N Series
HYDRA6R-100N Series
HYDRA6V-100N Series
HYDRA6V-100W Series
HYDRA6R-200N Series
HYDRA6V-200N Series
HYDRA6V-200W Series

About Applied NanoStructures

Applied NanoStructures, Inc. develops, manufactures, and supplies AFM/SPM Probes for all applications and all major manufacturers. Applied NanoStructures also supply various nanostructures including MEMS and specialized SPM probes for most applications.

Our mission is to provide the highest quality AFM Probes & SPM probes for standard, advanced and customized applications at a faster speed and more affordable price than our competitors.

In addition to providing you with our standard catalogue of products, Applied NanoStructures enjoys working with customers to develop new probes or devices for advanced applications.

Introduction

The HYDRA line from Applied NanoStructures contains the world's first truly hybrid probes, having low stress silicon nitride cantilevers integrated with single crystal silicon tips. These probes offer the following advantages:

  • Customized tip sharpness.
  • Integrated silicon pad at the end of cantilever for laser reflection without a reflex coating.
  • Versatile tip which can be made hydrophobic or hydrophilic for easy functionalization.
  • Availability with one V-shaped or Rectangular shaped cantilever per chip, allowing the imaging of soft and delicate samples without disturbing the samples.
  • Handle chip (substrate) made out of silicon with alignment grooves, designed to fit in to most SPM/AFM instruments.
  • Ease of establishing electrical contact using backside metal coating.
  • Similar shape and geometry of handle chips to that of our standard silicon probes.
  • The only commercially available probes that allow for high resolution imaging in fluid without reflex coating.

HYDRA2R-50N Series

Our versatile HYDRA2R-50N Series Series is primarily designed for force-distance applications in both air and fluid mediums. These probes have narrow, rectangular cantilevers and are suited for non-contact / tapping mode or contact mode applications.

Base Specifications:

  • Length (µm): 50
  • Spring Constant (N/m): 0.084
  • Frequency (kHz): 77

HYDRA2R-100N Series

Our versatile HYDRA2R-100N Series are used for imaging soft samples in both air and fluid mediums. These probes have narrow, rectangular cantilevers which are appropriate for both non-contact / tapping mode and contact mode applications.

Base Specifications:

  • Length (µm): 100
  • Spring Constant (N/m): 0.011
  • Frequency (kHz): 21

HYDRA4V-100N Series

Our HYDRA4V-100N Series represent a great starting point when uncertain about which mode is appropriate for a given sample type. The medium spring constant and length provides an ideal balance between non-contact and contact mode applications, with the option to easily transition between the two modes.

Base Specifications:

  • Length (µm): 100
  • Spring Constant (N/m): 0.088
  • Frequency (kHz): 42

HYDRA6R-100N Series

Our HYDRA6R-100N Series probes are designed primarily for use in non-contact / tapping mode, but can also be useful for contact mode applications. The sharp silicon tip provides high resolution images while the short, narrow, and rectangular cantilever retains a low spring constant.

Base Specifications:

  • Length (µm): 100
  • Spring Constant (N/m): 0.284
  • Frequency (kHz): 66

HYDRA6V-100N Series

Our HYDRA6V-100N Series is designed primarily for imaging soft samples in non-contact / tapping mode, but can also be used for imaging soft samples in contact mode or for force-distance applications. These probes have a short, narrow, and V-shaped cantilever.

Base Specifications:

  • Length (µm): 100
  • Spring Constant (N/m): 0.292
  • Frequency (kHz): 66

HYDRA6V-100W Series

Our HYDRA6V-100W Series is designed primarily for use in non-contact / tapping mode, but can also be useful for contact mode applications. The sharp silicon tip provides high resolution images while the short, wide, and V-shaped cantilever retains a low spring constant.

Base Specifications:

  • Length (µm): 100
  • Spring Constant (N/m): 0.405
  • Frequency (kHz): 67

HYDRA6R-200N Series

The HYDRA6R-200N Series has been designed primarily for use in contact mode, but can also be useful for non-contact / tapping mode applications. The sharp silicon tip provides high resolution images while the long, narrow, and rectangular cantilever retains a low spring constant.

Base Specifications:

  • Length (µm): 200
  • Spring Constant (N/m): 0.035
  • Frequency (kHz): 17

HYDRA6V-200N Series

Our HYDRA6V-200N Series probes are designed primarily for use in contact mode, but can also be useful for non-contact / tapping mode applications. The sharp silicon tip provides high resolution images while the long, narrow, and V-shaped cantilever retains a low spring constant.

Base Specifications:

  • Length (µm): 200
  • Spring Constant (N/m): 0.045
  • Frequency (kHz): 17

HYDRA6V-200W Series

The HYDRA6V-200W probe Series is designed primarily for use in contact mode, but can also be useful for non-contact / tapping mode applications. The sharp silicon tip provides high resolution images while the long, wide, and V-shaped cantilever retains a low spring constant.

Base Specifications:

  • Length (µm): 200
  • Spring Constant (N/m): 0.081
  • Frequency (kHz): 17

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Date Added: Jul 30, 2010 | Updated: Jun 11, 2013
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