> 5 min

How to measure thin film degradation with QCM-D

Thin film degradation is sometimes wanted and sometimes not. In both cases, it can be important to characterize so that it can be optimized and controlled.

< 6 min

3 ways to measure surface tension

Explains three different methods to measure surface tension.

4 min

What can QCM-D technology be used for?

Surfaces are all around us. To control the macroscale we need to understand and tune the nanoscale. To our aid, we use analytical tools, such as QCM-D

~ 3 min

Wettability of superhydrophobic surfaces - Contact angle, friction and adhesion

With increasing understanding of the superhydrophobicity, the measurement methods to quantify the degree of hydrophobicity deserve some thought.

4 min

What is QCM-D?

The QCM-D, which is an extended version of the QCM, is particularly suitable for the characterization of soft layers.

3 min

What is QCM?

A Quartz Crystal Microbalance or QCM, is essentially a balance for very small masses. But why would anyone want to weigh nanogram variations of a material?

~ 15 min

Surface Science – How it all began, from an experimental perspective

Surface science affects and contributes to areas: IT, materials and interface science, biomaterials, biotechnology, medicine, nanotechnology and cleantech.

~ 5 min

Nanoparticle lithography requires a highly controlled nanoparticle deposition

Nanoparticle lithography is a promising fabrication technique. Unlike other techniques, it has a potential to be performed on curved surfaces.

6 min

What is the difference between QCM-D and traditional QCM?

The QCM with an added D measures an additional parameter, the dissipation factor. The QCM-D provides more information about the system under study than traditional QCM.

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