Probe tips can be checked in an SEM or more conveniently by using Tipcheck and Nioprobe in the AFM. Tipcheck is a convenient method for screen all tips for breakage using reverse imaging. Nioprobe is used for checking determining the shape or sharpness of an AFM probe. since AFM imaging is based on the interaction of the probe tip with the sample surface it is imperative to access the influence of the tip geometry on imaging.
BudgetSensor AFM tips are high quality, budget priced AFM tips for different modes of AFM. Available in standard and coated versions for all types of common AFM system.