HSC (hemispherical cone) tips are an extension of our EL-HAR5 tips. Due to the defined hemispherical tip shape, the ideal application is material characterization by nano indentation (e.g. bio-medical materials, polymeres), as described by S. Belikov et al in "Theoretical modelling and implementation of elastic modulus measurement at the nanoscale using atomic force microscope" published in Journal of Physics: Conference Series 61 (2007) 1303 - 1307.
Other applications are surface roughness and step height measurements with extended tip life, due to wear resistant coatings.
These tips are coated with either metal carbide, silicon nitride or hydrophobic carbon and are available with various tip radii. The tips can be shipped with SEM images.
The conical shaped probe will be
offered as Bio-SC rack, which consists of 8 tips mounted in a
frame. The probes are intended for applications where surface
modifications are made to alter the chemistry of the probe, e.g.
functionalisation in biological experiments. With the Bio-SC rack
this can be done much more economical than with single cantilever
The Bio-SC rack is offered in 2 modifications, with and without Gold coating.
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