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Probe Adapter

The FluidFM cantilever chip is glued to a dedicated polymer adapter which is tailored to each AFM platform and has three functions:

  • Assuring the reliable pneumatic connection to the pressure source.
  • A stable and precise position of the FluidFM probe
  • The safe and easy tool-free handling of the FluidFM probe. 

FluidFM adapter clip (transparent) for the Nanosurf FlexAFM 

Material  PMMA (JPK and Nanosurf) or Makrolon (BOT and Bruker)
Reservoir 1 to 5 ul
Dead volume 0.01 to 0.5 ul

 

Resistance to chemical agents

The chip is glued with a PMMA based adhesive, while the adapter is PMMA or Makrolon, therefore resistant to many solvents, acids and bases. As the FluidFM chip is even more resistant, the clip and glue are nevertheless the limiting factor.

Attached a PDF of Erikson, a PMMA manufacturer, which contains information on the resistance of PMMA to chemical agents. 

Also attached the respective resistances for Makrolon by allplastics.

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