Clean and UltraFlat Gold Surfaces Every Time
Template-Stripped Gold Chips provide an ultra-flat pristine gold surface for research applications including AFM and SEM, biosensor development, and studies of self-assembled monolayers. The chips are fabricated by coating the flattest available prime grade silicon wafers or freshly-split mica (Ted Pella grade VI), with no adhesion layer. Then, 1 cm square glass chips are epoxy-glued to the surface. The gold surface you use is the one in contact with the silicon or mica substrate, so it is ultra-flat and protected from the atmosphere until you are ready to use it.
Unlike epitaxially-grown or flame-annealed atomically flat Au(111) terraces that are smooth over very small areas (< 2 µm2), Platypus Ultra-Flat Gold Chips have a uniform film of gold that covers the entire surface area of the chip.
Features & Benefits:
- RMS roughness approaching atomic flatness.
- Uncontaminated Surface – Gold is protected from the atmosphere until stripped from the template, providing a pristine surface free from organics and other atmospheric contaminants.
- Ready to Use – Chips do not require cleaning, eliminating the need for hazardous cleaning solutions or expensive cleaning equipment.
- Convenient – Multiple chips per template make it easy to prepare fresh, clean, and ultraflat chips just seconds before your next experiment.
Comparison with Standard Gold
All chips are aluminosilicate glass, 1 cm square:
|Product Number||Substrate||Gold Thickness||Chips||Price|
|AU.1000.SWTSGORDER NOW||Silicon Wafer||100 nm||20||$895|
|AU.2000.MTSGORDER NOW||Mica||200 nm||5||$985|
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