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Petri Dish Probes


Petri dish probes are compatible with Piuma and Chiaro nanoindentor.

Well Plate Probes


Well plate probes are compatible with Pavone, Piuma and Chiaro nanoindentors. These probes are suitable for use with 6-, 12-, 24-, 48-, 96-, 384-well plates and other deep dishes.

More about probes

All our probes are pre-calibrated* and reusable force sensors compatible with the respective Optics11 Life Nanoindenters. The probes are cantilever-based with an optical-fiber interferometric readout and are manufactured at our headquarters in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Depending on the application, the spring constant of the probe can be chosen between 0.025 N/m and 50 N/m which can measure elastic modulus between 10Pa and 1GPa. The unique feature of our probes is the large cantilever bending (up to 20μm) which allows to measure stiffness values spanning up to 5 orders of magnitude with a single probe. Spherical (colloidal) glass tips mounted onto the cantilever can be chosen from 3 µm to 250 µm in radius to perform single indentations or indentation mapping at various depths/loads and resolutions.

*The exact specifications of the probes may differ slightly from the catalog value, typically within a range of 20%. Due to the probes’ ability to measure across several orders of magnitude, all probes within this range are compatible with the same samples. The uncertainty (k = 2) of the stiffness calibration is at most 5% (10% for 0.025 N/m probes) and the tip radius is measured to the nearest half-micrometer.

Sample type - tip radius recommendation

Single cells

2D monolayers

Sample stiffness - probe specification recommendation

Sample stiffness

Tip radius

Probe stiffness

Probe orders of 10+ probes may take longer than our standard 4-week lead time to fulfill. For a delivery estimate, contact our support team at support@optics11life.com or by filling out the contact form.

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