Electrostatic Force Microscopy - PtIr5 coating NanoWorld Pointprobe®
EFM probes are designed for electrostatic force microscopy. The force constant and the special coating of the EFM type are optimised for this type of application. This type of probe yields a very high force sensitivity, while simultaneously enabling tapping and lift mode operation.
All SPM and AFM probes of the Pointprobe® series are made from monolithic silicon which is highly doped to dissipate static charge. They are chemically inert and offer a high mechanical Q-factor for high sensitivity. The tip is shaped like a polygon based pyramid with a typical height of 10 - 15 µm. The tip radius of curvature is less than 25 nm.