ORDER ONLINE - quick & easy
AGENTS & DISTRIBUTORS - available worldwide
REQUEST QUOTES - fast online pricing

Silicon piezo-resistive self-sensing cantilever

Self-Sensing Cantilever for non-contact and contact mode applications. Resonant frequency range 500-1300kHz. Spring constant range 35-400N/m.
All prices exclude VAT.
Name & Code
Grouped product items
Code & Description Availability Price Qty
Piezoresistive 70x30 µm self-sensing silicon cantilever, with 6x5mm PCB with 10 pin connector
Average lead time: 29 days
Average lead time: 29 days
Piezoresistive 70x30µm self-sensing silicon cantilever, (chip only, without PCB)
Average lead time: 29 days
Average lead time: 29 days
Product Description

Piezo-Resistive Sensing (PRS) probes are silicon cantilevers with an integrated piezo-resistor for self-sensing scanning probe microscopy applications. The piezo-resistors are integrated into a matched Wheatstone bridge to optimize the sensitivity and compensate environmental thermal drift. By using the self-sensing readout no laser adjustment is necessary in comparison to conventional optical readout AFM systems. This gains time during a cantilever change. Furthermore free space above the cantilever opens a door for new applications and various instrument combinations.

The cantilever provides a sharp tip for accurate measurements in various applications. The cantilever chip is bonded onto a small printed circuit board with a small connector. The loading process of a fragile cantilever equipped with a connector is more easy and save. The counterpart PCB of the cantilever PCB is connected to a low-noise pre-amplifier by a flat-flex-cable.


  • Integration on a standard AFM scanner
  • Force or deflection measurement within TEM, SEM, XPS, etc.
  • Torque magnetometry
  • Tip-scanning high-speed AFM
  • Various cantilever based sensor applications (media properties, air pressure/acoustic wave, etc.)
Features & Specifications
Tip parameter
Tip radius (tip apex)
Tip height
Tip material
Cantilever parameter
Cantilever resonant frequency
500-1300 kHz
Cantilever spring constant
35-400 N/m
Cantilever AFM mode
Cantilever length
Cantilever width
30 ±1µm
Cantilever shape
Cantilever material
Cantilever detection sensing
Piezo-resistive bridge
Cantilever actuator
External shaker
Cantilever electrical connections
Bonded to small PCB with connector
Delivery & Returns
LEAD TIMES: Average Lead Times are shown individually in working days for any products not currently in stock. Whilst we regularly update this, actual Lead Times can vary due to supply chain fluctuations.