~ 3 min

How to measure polymer brush swelling and collapse

Polymer brushes, polyelectrolyte multilayers and hydrogels are typically used to achieve desirable properties. Key parameters influencing these properties are layer conformation and the degree of hydration. Here we show a straightforward way to measure polymer brush swelling and collapse.

~ 3 min

How to measure crosslinking and collapse with QCM-D

Polymers and polyelectrolytes of various conformations are used in many applications where there is a need to tailor the interfacial properties to promote a certain interaction with the surrounding environment. Here we show how polymer layer crosslinking and collapse can be characterized.

~ 5 min

How to measure mass and thickness with QCM-D

Surface interaction processes and binding of molecules can be characterized by real-time nanoscale techniques, such as QCM-D, which measures mass and thickness.

~ 6 min

How to characterize viscoelastic properties with QCM-D

Wood, ice and the disks in a human spine are all viscoelastic materials. Viscoelasticity is a quality involving both viscous and elastic properties at the same time. QCM-D is a surface sensitive technology that can characterize the viscoelastic properties of thin films.

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