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10 methods to characterize the chemical composition of nanoparticles

Here we list 10 methods that can be used to characterize the nanoparticle chemical composition.

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Should I use SPR or QCM-D?

At first glance, SPR and QCM-D are quite similar. Here we sort out the key differences between them and list examples of when to use which method

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What analytical methods should you use to characterize your lipid-based systems?

Lipid-based systems such as vesicles, monolayers and bilayers are interesting as model membrane platforms and are used in various research areas. To characterize these systems, it is often necessary to use more than one analysis method. So which analysis methods should you use?

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How to optimize the reproducibility of your QCM-D data

QCM-D is designed to detect minute variations in frequency, f, and dissipation, D. Here we have compiled a checklist that will help you optimize the reproducibility of your QCM-D measurements by minimizing unintentional changes of the recorded parameters.

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Three benefits of using a combined QCM-D and ellipsometry setup

Working in a surface science lab, you surround yourself with analysis equipment that you need to progress in your work. The benefits of running combination measurements could be three-fold.

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How does QCM-D compare to other QCM:s?

Surveying the market of QCM:s, one will come across a vast range of different QCM versions, and they all seem to provide similar information. What are the differences, and does it matter which one I use?

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How does QCM-technology work?

The quartz crystal microbalance, QCM, has been around since the 60’ where it has been used for monitoring of thin-film deposition and characterization of thin films. So how does this technology work?

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How to characterize lipid-based systems with QCM-D

Lipid-based systems are used in various fields of research, e.g. in the design and development of biosensor platforms, biomaterial coatings and drug delivery applications. In this overview, we present examples of how these lipid-based systems can be characterized using QSense QCM-D technology.

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Six measurement techniques for nanoparticle size characterization

Nanoparticle size is one of the key parameters that are relevant to characterize in nanoparticle suspensions. Here we list six different methods that you can use to characterize the nanoparticle size.

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