SensaProbes - Types and Applications of SensaProbes from Applied Nanostructures

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About Applied NanoStructures
Introduction
SensaProbes Tapping Mode Probes
SensaProbes Force Modulation Mode Probes
SensaProbes Contact Mode Probes

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

SensaProbes are manufactured by Applied NanoStructures using a simplified semiconductor process to produce AFM probes for everyday lab use at affordable prices. SensaProbes are made to exceed the expectation of users of other low cost AFM probes. The manufacturing of SensaProbes utilizes new high volume processes and standard semiconductor production techniques which achieves high yields at good quality and at reduced cost. This benefit saves AFM labs hundreds of dollars per month on routine probes. SensaProbes are highly recommended for early stage scans and student use.

SensaProbes Tapping Mode Probes

TM300 & TM190 SensaProbes from Applied NanoStructures are high resonance frequency AFM tips for tapping/non-contact mode applications. The probes come in variable cantilever dimensions and the option of aluminum backside coated (for increased reflectivity) or bare silicon cantilevers.

TM300 Nominal Specifications:

  • Resonance Frequency: 300kHz
  • Spring Constant: 40N/m
  • Cantilever Length: 125µm

TM190 Nominal Specifications:

  • Resonance Frequency: 190kHz
  • Spring Constant: 45N/m
  • Cantilever Length: 225µm

SensaProbes Force Modulation Mode Probes

FM60 SensaProbes from Applied NanoStructures are medium resonance frequency AFM tips for force modulation mode applications. FM60 can also be utilized in contact and tapping mode applications and is regarded as a multi-purpose tip. The probes come with the option of aluminum backside coated (for increased reflectivity) or bare silicon cantilevers.

FM60 Nominal Specifications:

  • Resonance Frequency: 60kHz
  • Spring Constant: 3N/m
  • Cantilever Length: 225µm

SensaProbes Contact Mode Probes

CM28 & CM12 are low resonance frequency, low spring constant AFM tips for contact mode applications. The probes come in variable cantilever dimensions and the option of aluminum backside coated (for increased reflectivity) or bare silicon cantilevers.

CM28 Nominal Specifications:

  • Resonance Frequency: 28kHz
  • Spring Constant: 0.1N/m
  • Cantilever Length: 225µm

CM12 Nominal Specifications:

  • Resonance Frequency: 12kHz
  • Spring Constant: 0.2N/m
  • Cantilever Length: 455µm

Source: Applied NanoStructures

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Date Added: Aug 1, 2010 | Updated: Jun 11, 2013
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