The XNC12 AFM probes are intended for contact mode measurements on biological and other soft samples in air and liquids. The gold coating on the detector side of the AFM cantilever ensures strong and stable reflectivity in various gaseous and liquid ambients. 

The uncoated AFM tips provide very good resolution, while the gold coated AFM tips offer extra protection when scanning very soft samples. In addition, gold coated AFM tips are suitable for AFM tip functionalization.