Microtip probes are designed to process samples contained in small diameter vessels at extremely high intensity. There are two configurations:
Tapered Microtips are recommended for processing yeast, spores, fungi, muscle, connective tissue, and similar samples. They screw into 1/2" horns with tapped ends.
|Tip Diameter:||1/8" (3 mm)||3/16" (5 mm)||1/4" (6.5 mm)|
|Intensity:||116 - 494||59.5 - 302||59.5 - 247|
|Amplitude (µm):||Ultra High||Very High||High|
|Sample Volume:||0.25 - 10 ml||5 - 20 ml||10 - 50 ml|
Double Stepped Microtips are recommended for processing cells with have a relatively low resistance to breakage, such as HeLa cells, blood cells, and cells in most tissue cultures. They consist of a coupler and a stepped tip and screw directly into the converter (they do not require a separate horn). They have a lower amplitude than the tapered tip but are capable of reaching into small diameter vessels of greater depth and can process volumes as small as 0.1 ml.
|Tip Diameter:||1/8" (3 mm)|
|Amplitude (µm):||64 - 247|
|Sample Volume:||0.1 - 10 ml|
PLEASE NOTE: Do not operate microtips at a setting higher than 7 on any Sonifier® model. Do not operate in air. Either may cause damage or breakage to an ultrasonic microtip.Branson 2014-01-30