Having a unique arrangement and structure, the Akiyama probe is a form of tuning fork atomic force microscope probe. The functioning cantilevers that are long and soft in nature bring about the possibility of measuring soft objects in tapping mode. In this discussion, some characteristics of the probe have been discussed with the implementation of finite element analysis (FEA) and experiments conducted in a conventional environment. The advantages use, and practical advancements of the Akiyama probe have been discussed effectively, proving that it can be used in its tertiary eigenmode under FM non-contact category. Suitable comparisons and measuring of methods from small tapping to normal tapping with the similar probe and equipment are effectually mentioned.
Keywords: Akiyama probe, AFM, quartz tuning fork, finite element analysis.