Microtip Probes for the Q500 & Q700 Sonicators


Microtips are thin, high intensity probes which are designed for processing small sample volumes. Microtips screw into the threaded end of the standard ½″ probe (not included).

Microtips are only recommended for short bursts of sonication. Small volumes heat up very quickly and when a microtip is run continuously both the liquid sample and probe tip will increase in temperature. Microtips should be used in pulse mode and samples should be chilled for optimum results.

Processing volumes less than 200 µl is not recommended with a microtip. A microtip cannot be properly submerged in such small volumes and will cause foaming, aerosols and overheating. If processing volumes less 200 µl is required, we recommend a cup horn.

Processing Volume Tip Diameter Intensity Amplitude
0.2 - 5 ml 1/16" (1.6 mm) Ultra High 320 µm
0.5 - 15 ml 1/8" (3.2 mm) Very High 240 µm
5 - 50 ml

1/4" (6.4mm)

High 170 µm

PLEASE NOTE: Microtips are delicate and should not be used at the full amplitude setting, should never be vibrated in air, should not contact anything other than the sample, and should be used in pulse mode to prevent overheating. Please consult the manual for your model of Sonicator for information on the maximum amplitude setting and other usage considerations.


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