Contact Mode


Data Sheet

These probes are designed for contact imaging on soft material. Thanks to their ultra-small diamond structure, their surfaces are extremely smooth and exhibit low friction, yet they retain the extreme wear and chemical resistance and inertness, which is critical when imaging soft material. Here are the properties of these tips:

  • Scanning soft and hard surfaces in contact mode
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  • Long tip life time
  • Bio friendly due to its low surface energy which leads to superior imaging performance on soft, sticky samples such as protein, polymers, DNA, viruses, bacteria and cells
  • Resist fouling and build-up of debris when imaging soft material
  • Low friction which inhibits sample damage during imaging
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  • Description

    Product Description

    NaDiaProbes are all-diamond probes for advanced AFM-based research. These probes are not diamond coated or diamond-like carbon. In NaDiaProbes both the cantilever and probe tip are made of UNCD® (Ultrananocrystalline Diamond) a patented diamond thin-film made to a monolithic structure.  Some Unique UNCD material properties are:

    • Mechanical Properties: Equivalent to natural diamond in hardness, Young’s modulus, fracture toughness and strength.
    • Tribological Properties: Smooth UNCD exhibits friction coefficients as low as 0.03 in air.
    • Transport Properties: Some of UNCD films exhibit some of the highest conductivity reported for a phase-pure diamond film and are more conductive than any doped crystalline diamond film or diamond-like carbon film.
    • Electron Field Emission Properties: UNCD films consistently exhibit very low threshold fields for field electron emission. Emission currents as high as 100 µA from a single UNCD-coated silicon micro-tip have been observed. Emission currents as high as 1 mA have been achieved from conformally-coated arrays of silicon microtips.

    NaDiaProbes have been used for different type of applications ranging from imaging to nanoindentation.  NadiaProbes are designed to fit most commercial AFM instruments.

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