nGauge AFM Chips

Regular price $159.00 USD


nGauge AFM chips work with the nGauge AFM system.

Each nGauge AFM chip has an integrated piezoresistive sensor, electrothermal lateral and vertical actuators for X, Y, and Z movement, and an integrated tip-cantilever assembly.

Benefits of nGauge AFM chips include:

  • Extremely long lifetime: nGauge AFM cantilevers exert a very low force and the tip shape and hard native aluminum oxide coating is designed to maximize lifetime and minimize damage to your samples. nGauge AFM tips have been shown to scan over 700 times without tip wear, more information is available on the product page.
  • Easiest probe exchange: nGauge AFM tips are mounted onto extra-large PCBs that can even be handled by hand.
  • Automated approach: an integrated sensor allow for an automated tip-sample approach with the click of a button—no laser alignment required.



nGauge AFM tips come in two types:

1. Sharp, diamond-like carbon tips for demanding applications

Tip radius: <20 nm

Tip material: diamond-like carbon

Full specifications

2. Wedge tips for general-purpose imaging

Tip radius (effective): <100 nm (X), <150 nm (Y)

Tip material: aluminum (with native aluminum oxide coating)

Full specifications


Examples of scans that were taken with the nGauge AFM in our gallery.


Shipping and Lead Time

Lead time is confirmed at check out. Contact ICSPI for current lead time.

Ships by Fedex Express.

North America: $49 USD (Priority) / $39 USD (Economy)

International: $99 USD (Priority) / $79 (Economy)

For orders in PR China and Japan, contact our distributor in those countries.


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