The tetrahedral AFM tips are located precisely at the free ends of the AFM cantilevers. This allows the AFM tips to be positioned accurately over the area of interest on the sample surface.
The uncoated AFM tips offer sharp AFM tip apexes and chemical inertness. The back side aluminum coating significantly enhances the AFM cantilever reflectivity in air and vacuum. For operation in liquids we recommend using the 3XC-GG with an overall gold coating.