Posted: April 10, 2008

BudgetSensors Introduces DLC Coated AFM Probes

(Nanowerk News) BudgetSensors®, a Bulgarian manufacturer of silicon and silicon nitride probes, as well as AFM accessories for Atomic Force Microscopes (AFM), announces the introduction of a range of Diamond-Like-Carbon (DLC) coated AFM probes.
All basic types of BudgetSensors' silicon AFM probes (Standard tapping mode, Tapping mode with long cantilever, Soft tapping mode, Force modulation mode and Contact mode) are now available with a DLC coating on the tip side of the cantilever.
The hard DLC coating offers high durability and decreased tip wear, hereby increasing tip life. At the same time, because of the excellent properties of this coating, the effect on tip is only minimal: the tip radius of all DLC coated AFM probes is better than 15nm. The DLC coating is not electrically conductive.
All DLC coated AFM probes are being offered with an aluminium reflex coating on the back side of the cantilever and with alignment grooves on the holder chip.
Hereby, BudgetSensors range of products is being extended by the following Order Codes:

Tap300DLC - Standard tapping mode AFM probe with DLC coating

Tap190DLC - Tapping mode AFM probe with long cantilever, with DLC coating

Tap150DLC - Soft tapping mode AFM probe with DLC coating

Multi75DLC - Force modulation mode AFM probe with DLC coating

ContDLC - Contact mode AFM probe with DLC coating

BudgetSensors is working on more product introductions, which will follow until the end of this year.
More information on these and other BudgetSensors® products can be found here:
About BudgetSensors® and Innovative Solutions Bulgaria Ltd.:
BudgetSensors® is a trade mark of Innovative Solutions Bulgaria Ltd. Established in 2001 and located in the Bulgarian capital Sofia, Innovative Solutions Bulgaria Ltd. offers a variety of products and services within its three divisions AFM Probes, Print & Design and Web & Programming.
The AFM Probe division manufactures and sells probes and accessories for Atomic Force Microscopes under the trade name of BudgetSensors® used by the most advanced R&D institutions worldwide. The Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) is one of the most important instruments for the Nanotechnology industry and research.
Source: Innovative Solutions Bulgaria
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