Liquid-tight container for storing and transporting AFM probes
The present invention provides a container and a method that can be used to transport and store AFM probes in a liquid buffer. This container fastens an AFM probe and consists of a plastic lid that secures a probe while keeping it in a controlled environment, thus preventing that the tips are contaminated by air-borne molecules, packaging material, deposited substances or air bubbles. In the case of functionalised probes, the surface molecules are still functional upon arrival. The tips cannot be broken upon transport because they are held by the container, however the probes can be easily removed upon opening of the container.
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Published patent application
Disclosure date: 10-02-2007
Publication date: 10-06-2010
Applicant: CT DE INVESTIGACION COOPERATIV, ES
Inventor: MARTINES ELENA, ES ; GARCIA MARTIN ISABEL, ES ; PENADES ULLATE SOLEDAD, ES
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