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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.

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

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.

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.

~ 7 min

Characterization of Environmentally Responsive Polymers

Thanks to the complementary information combinatorial QCM-D and ellipsometry can provide, these two allow one to simultaneously monitor both polymer brush swelling and deswelling behavior, as well as attachment and detachment of protein.

< 9 min

Need to characterize thin film build-up?

The webinar will illustrate the benefit of using two complementary technologies simultaneously to characterize thin film build-up and behavior.

~ 4 min

5 Tips & Tricks When Taking Spectroscopic Ellipsometry and QCM-D Measurements

Combining QCM-D and spectroscopic ellipsometry in one measurement. This allows for data to be recorded simultaneously with both techniques on the same surface.

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